Storms Drop Heavy Rain Over West Michigan

Posted at 9:36 AM, Jul 13, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-13 09:36:19-04

Storm Total Rainfall

WEST MICHIGAN — (July 13, 2014) Storms blew through West Michigan overnight bringing frequent cloud to ground lightning, gusty winds and torrential rain.

The storm that moved through Ottawa, Kent and Ionia counties dropped significant rainfall amounts between 1 and 4 inches in just a few hours. Winds were also gusty within that same storm. Multiple wind gusts were recorded in Kent, Ottawa, Allegan and Ionia county in excess of 40 miles per hour.

Here is a list of storm reports from the National Weather Service:


Castle Park (Allegan) 43 MPH

GR Ford International Airport (Kent) 41 MPH

Macatawa (Ottawa) 36 MPH

Ionia (Ionia) 36 MPH

South Haven (Van Buren) 33 MPH

Grandville (Kent) 33 MPH


Comstock Park (Kent) 3.37″

GR Ford International Airport (Kent) 1.34″

Muskegon (Muskegon) 1.79″ DAILY RAINFALL RECORD

Rockford (Kent) 2.42″

Wyoming (Kent) 1.13″

Sparta (Kent) 1.48″

Belmont (Kent) 2.41″

Holland (Ottawa) 0.71″

Kalamazoo (Kalamazoo) 0.19″

Battle Creek (Calhoun) 0.21″

East Grand Rapids (Kent) 1.15″

Norton Shores (Muskegon) 1.78″

Allendale (Ottawa) 2.03″

Grand Valley (Ottawa) 1.95″

Ada (Kent) 1.08″