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West Michigan Storm Pictures

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There are so many great photos posted on UP. Does anyone have good pictures of storms in West Michigan. Pictures of downtown lit up with lightning, or storm clouds, etc. would be great!

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I am waiting for the next big storm to come through, when I have time.

I going to jump into my car and park on the shoulder of 196 near Lake Michigan Drive and see what I can get as far as lightning goes :) I LOVE that view as you're driving into the city.

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Did anyone else hear Tornado sirens go off tonight around 10:40pm? I was out walking and just about freaked. The siren at Wealthy/Eastern went off for about four minutes and then nothing.

It will be an interesting stormy night...

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Did anyone else hear Tornado sirens go off tonight around 10:40pm? I was out walking and just about freaked. The siren at Wealthy/Eastern went off for about four minutes and then nothing.

It will be an interesting stormy night...

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I think it was coming from the station on Chester & Diamond. I went to every website and every tv station while holding my cats in preparation of running to the basement. Then, the siren just stopped. :dontknow:

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Yeah it had me out of bed, is there any way to figure out what the story was? That thing was SOOOOOO loud.

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Bill Steffen last night said the siren must have been a false alarm. There were no tornado warnings last night.

Here's a collection of storm aftermath pictures I saw late this morning after working at a local school. Good thing I always have my camera in the car. These two trees must have taken a massive lightning strike. The big one probably won't last the next wind storm, as it is completely split in two about halfway up. The pouring rain messed with the focus:

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Shrapnel, around the base of the tree and flung into the yard next door to this house:

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When I was about 10, a tree across the road from our house was struck by lightning and exploded as we were sitting on our covered front porch watching the storm roll in. Chunks of the tree as big as canoes were flung over 100' away from the tree, including into our front yard. My ears rang for hours and the bright light of the lightning was embedded in my eyeball for a good 5 - 10 minutes! :o:scared::cry:

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I've been looking all morning, but haven't found anything. Maybe just a malfunction? Although, it was right about the time of an eerie calm of the storm...really freaked me out.

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I don't know about anyone, but I've been through four tornadoes and I've learned that once I hear that siren I go immediately to shelter -- forget investigating.

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I don't know about anyone, but I've been through four tornadoes and I've learned that once I hear that siren I go immediately to shelter -- forget investigating.

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The GRPD should have notified the media about the false alarm siren ASAP. I was all over the web and had the weather channel on trying to find out what happened.

The last place I want to be during a tornado is walking through the street construction on Wealthy, you know with the mass amount of concrete watermain connectors flying around.

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The sirens just went off again for about five seconds; two times in a row. I'm sitting across from the GRPD at Mezze.

What's going on???

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The sirens just went off again for about five seconds; two times in a row. I'm sitting across from the GRPD at Mezze.

What's going on???

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Keep in ind ther sirens in Ottawa and Kent counties are tested at noon on the first Friday of each month during the May through October season -- barring actual inclement weather.

Hearing them is a good thing. ;-)

And, yes, they rotate.

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Poor YankeeFan. Can't start a topic without it being destroyed.

So, anyone got any storm pictures?

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