Storms rumble through West Michigan Wednesday morning

WEST MICHIGAN – Most of West Michigan woke up to lightning and thunder Wednesday morning as a line of storms moved through the area.

The National Weather Service issued Severe Thunderstorm Warnings briefly for Kent and Ottawa Counties from 8:45am to 9:30am.  The weather service reported top wind gusts of 38 mph at about 8:45am near Grand Haven and a 36 mph gust at the lighthouse in Whitehall at 8:22am.  A gust of 30 mph was reported at Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids at 9:40am.

A few locations near Grand Rapids also reported small hail.  A Comstock Park home was hit by lightning causing minor damage.


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