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Eastern and Western Storms

A strong cold front will sweep across the eastern U.S. with gusty winds, showers and thunderstorms, and lake effect snow. A slow moving western system will bring locally heavy rain that could cause flash flooding and heavy mountain snow. Heavy snow and blowing snow is expected across much of the northern 2/3rds of Alaska from two strong weather systems. Read More >

Event Summary

A strong line of thunderstorms that developed over North Dakota and southern Manitoba during the evening hours of Wednesday, July 20th, reached western Upper Michigan during the early morning hours of Thursday, July 21st. The line continued eastward through the morning, clearing eastern Upper Michigan by early afternoon. Very strong winds accompanied the line of storms across the northwest half of Upper Michigan. Several pockets of extensive wind damage were observed across Ontonagon and Houghton counties, with sporadic damage elsewhere along the line. This includes estimated winds of up to 90mph at the Emily Lake Campground south of Twin Lakes in Houghton County based off an NWS storm survey.

 

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