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Severe thunderstorms knock down trees in Michigan

September 4, 2014
Associated Press

GRAWN, Mich. (AP) — Severe thunderstorms in parts of northern Michigan knocked down trees as weather officials warned of more possible storms and hazardous conditions on Lake Michigan.

The National Weather Service says storms moved through parts of western Michigan and the northern Lower Peninsula, knocking down trees in Grand Traverse County near Grawn. Some scattered power outages also were reported Thursday morning.

In the Upper Peninsula, a severe thunderstorm watch was in effect in Dickinson, Gogebic, Iron and Menominee counties.

Along western Michigan, the weather service warned of dangerous swimming conditions. Forecasters say waves of 3 to 6 feet are expected through Thursday night along Lake Michigan, with the highest waves expected in Mason and Oceana counties.

The Muskegon Chronicle reports the start of school was delayed in Whitehall after thunderstorms passed through.



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