UPDATE: Wind advisory until 11 p.m.

The wind advisory for the West Michigan Lakeshore, including Ottawa County, is now in effect until 11 tonight.
Mark Brooky
Nov 18, 2011


The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids said in its advisory update at 3:39 p.m. today that southwest winds of 15-30 mph are expected to continue into the evening hours across the Lakeshore counties, with potential wind gusts of 45-50 mph, especially along the Lake Michigan shore.

The winds are expected to diminish through the evening, but it will still be breezy overnight.

According to the weather bureau, limbs and branches could break across the area, and some isolated power outages will be possible. Loose objects will tend to be picked up and blown over or around.

A wind advisory means that sustained winds of 30-39 mph or gusts between 45 and 57 mph can be expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

The advisory area includes Ottawa, Allegan, Mason, Muskegon, Oceana and Van Buren counties.

The forecast for the Grand Haven area:

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. Windy, with a south-southwest wind between 26 and 33 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.

Saturday: A 50-percent chance of showers after 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51. Breezy, with a south-southwest wind at around 23 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.


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