Live Blog: Strong Storms Moving Toward West Michigan June 30

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WEST MICHIGAN (June 30, 2014) — Our FOX 17 weather team is tracking potentially severe storms moving toward West Michigan Monday night.  Stay tuned to this live blog for the latest updates.

FOX 17’s Jessica McMaster’s report from Saugatuck: 

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Biggest reason this line of storms is stronger than the first? Much more wind shear in the atmosphere:

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More of the watch cleared, including Kent & Ottawa counties.

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Live stream switching over to FOX 17 News at Ten: http://www.fox17online.com/live

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Viewer Photo: Peg Gerlach Gornick from Hudsonville

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Viewer Photo: Christy Syrek from Muskegon

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Viewer Photo: Alexia Lee from Jenison

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Viewer Photo: Allison McKinney from Hudsonville

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Viewer Photo: Laura Ciucci Preston from Casnovia

Live radar: http://fox17online.com/live/#axzz369Of5jEB

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Viewer Photo: Joshua Gillett from Holland (photo was taken at about 9:10 p.m.) 

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In some areas, the winds may pick up just behind the first line of storms.

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Just got a report of trees down near Ludington. That’s the only report of damage so far.

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Viewer Photo: Laura Schippers from Grand Haven

Live radar: http://fox17online.com/live/#axzz369Of5jEB

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Viewer photo: Beth Hanrahan from West Olive

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As a reminder, we will not interrupt “24” except in extreme circumstances. So far, nothing has warranted that kind of concern.

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Oval Beach in Saugatuck from FOX 17’s Jessica McMaster. 

Live radar: http://fox17online.com/live/#axzz369Of5jEB

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Viewer photo: Alison Kraai McKee at Silver Lake (Mears, Mich.) 

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Northern end of the line not doing much so far… but the southern end still a ways off shore. Live radar: http://www.fox17online.com/live

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GRAND HAVEN…

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THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST LOWER
MICHIGAN.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

A LINE OF STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN TO
MOVE INTO THE LAKESHORE COUNTIES AROUND 9 PM THIS EVENING. THIS LINE
WILL THEN MOVE EAST ACROSS THE AREA AND REACH THE U.S.-127 BY
MIDNIGHT. THE MAIN THREATS WITH THIS LINE OF STORMS WILL BE DAMAGING
WINDS TO 70 MPH AND HEAVY RAINFALL. LARGE HAIL WILL ALSO BE
POSSIBLE. THERE IS A LOW CHANCE OF A TORNADO.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
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Don’t forget we’re streaming radar on the video page: http://www.fox17online.com/live.  We will refrain from interrupting MasterChef unless something really bad starts happening.

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First Severe Thunderstorm Warning of the evening for Oceana, Muskegon until 9:45 PM.

Stream live FOX 17 weather coverage here: http://fox17online.com/live/#axzz369Of5jEB

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National Weather Service issues Special Marine Warning for Lake Michigan for 50 to 60 mph winds. 

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