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Occasional Threat for Showers/Storms through Monday Night

Humidity has returned to the region and so has the risk for rain at times, though plenty of dry periods are also expected especially today. The most likely time frame for rain would be early Monday morning and then again late Monday night. Read More >

A classic fall storm impacted Southwest Lower Michigan from Wednesday November 11th through the evening hours of Friday November 13th. The primary impact of this storm was from high winds causing scattered power outages and signifcant lake shore flooding along the Michigan beaches. Muskegon city officials closed part of the road near the beach from Wednesday through Saturday and Grand Haven closed the pier due to the high winds and waves.

 

Radar Image Loop from Wednesday Novmber 11th 2015 through Friday November 13th 2015

 

Maximum reported wind gusts during the storm.

 

Impacts

Ludington State Park

  • 10-15 feet of beach erosion

  • Flood plain near mouth of Big Sable River inundated but no structures impacted

 

Holland State Park

  • Water overtopped channel wall - some standing water in the first 10 feet beyond wall

 

Mears State Park

  • Shingles off pavilion

  • 3-4 feet of foredune erosion making more beach available

  • Wash up 40-70 feet higher up beach than usual

 

Grand Haven State Park

  • Lake water was about 30 yards farther up than usual at the beach and reached the first row of snow fences

  • High water flowing a significant distance down the channel and topping the channel walls bordering the campground area. Standing water in this area, including the parking lot, caused the park to close

 

Muskegon Pere Marquette Park

  • Lake water reached the first row of snow fences

  • Section of Beach Street was closed due to water over the road in front of the water filtration plant and excessive sand blowing over the stretch of road by the beach