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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued for Allegan & Van Buren Counties

Posted at 10:50 PM, May 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-20 23:35:36-04
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Screen Shot 2014-05-20 at 10.54.06 PMBULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
1047 PM EDT TUE MAY 20 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  SOUTHWESTERN ALLEGAN COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN...
  VAN BUREN COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN...

* UNTIL 1145 PM EDT

* AT 1046 PM EDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 9 MILES WEST OF
  SOUTH HAVEN...AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

  HAZARD...GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL AND 60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...PEOPLE AND ANIMALS OUTDOORS WILL BE INJURED. EXPECT HAIL
           DAMAGE TO ROOFS...SIDING...WINDOWS AND VEHICLES. EXPECT
           WIND DAMAGE TO ROOFS...SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  SOUTH HAVEN...        ALLEGAN...            BANGOR...
  PAW PAW...            VAN BUREN STATE PARK...
  MCDONALD...           PALISADES PARK...     LACOTA...
  GRAND JUNCTION...     BREEDSVILLE...        KENDALL...
  LAWRENCE...           LAWTON...             GOBLES...
  BLOOMINGDALE...       GLENDALE...           COVERT...
  MATTAWAN...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PREPARE IMMEDIATELY FOR LARGE HAIL AND DEADLY CLOUD TO GROUND
LIGHTNING. SEEK SHELTER INSIDE A WELL-BUILT STRUCTURE. STAY AWAY FROM
WINDOWS.

TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER CONTACT YOUR NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY.
THEY WILL SEND YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

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LAT...LON 4228 8635 4233 8631 4245 8627 4260 8623
      4253 8576 4222 8577 4209 8584
TIME...MOT...LOC 0247Z 293DEG 26KT 4243 8644

HAIL...1.75IN
WIND...60MPH