The next installment will carry the coverage from WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, where the weather is already upon them.I begin with this segment from the station's 5:00 P.M. newscast, giving their overview of the situation about the same time as WNWO posted their evening update. Since WOOD-TV is closer to the oncoming storm, their segment has a lot more information.
Severe T-storm Watch issued for SW Mich
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for counties in Southwest and West Michigan.That thunderstorm watch extends all the way across the state, including Washtenaw and Wayne Counties. In addition, there's a flood watch that includes Oakland County, where I am now. And, yes, they mentioned a possible derecho.
The Storm Team 8 Forecast - June 12, 2013, 6 p.m. updated the situation.
One of the developments is that the storm that had spawned two tornadoes at 5 PM now had produced three. Also, my daughter in Chicago has been posting updates from the National Weather Service Office in Chicago. The most recent of them described winds of 70 to 80 miles per hour. That fits very closely with the predictions I included in Severe weather and possible derecho in the Midwest today.
Stay tuned. I'm sure WOOD-TV will be posting an update from their 11 P.M. newscast shortly.