Severe Weather Coming to West Michigan

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Severe weather is crossing Lake Michigan into West Michigan bringing lots of lightning and the possiblity of tornadoes.
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Jun 8, 2008
 
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#43
Jun 8, 2008
 
mama knows wrote:
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Last night was mild compared to the storm we had a couple of years ago-(then it lightninged for like two hours straight and downpoured and we lost power).] We ran two sumppumps-one was like this portable thing with a hose on it, and only have some water in two corners of the basement. THe GENIUS who put our sumppump in put it in the highest corner of the basement! I'm not a physics genius or anything but even I know that's retarded.(BTW, anyone ever try to track d own someone who's worked on your house before? A lot of those guys go out of business!) So anyway if we have another night like last night it will flood for sure, then we'll have four-six inches of water in the basement, more if the power goes out. We'll wet-vac for a couple of hours after the pump comes back on, then mop with bleach. Yuk. It's just TOO MUCH FUN! I need more caffiene.
You all have a wonderful day and don't go out in the lightning with an umbrella! Does anyone besides my wonder why there is a metal tip on umbrellas?
Well, I think you need another pot of coffee or whatever caffine sorce you use!!! That just sounds like a pain in the hinny!! Lets just hope for not much rain and that the power says on!

“Taz say Hi”

Since: Jan 08

Holland,MI

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#44
Jun 8, 2008
 
Hurley35 wrote:
<quoted text>Saw that coming to GT. I'm bummed our Sunday Lakeshore ride got cancelled but with all that rain we had and more coming we have no idea if roads are flooded or covered with sand. The water is still rising here...
The creek (Pine Creek) about a half mile from us is over it's banks again and I've heard of numerous flooded and/or washed out roads.

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Since: Jan 08

Holland,MI

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#45
Jun 8, 2008
 
Severe thunderstorm warning for Ottawa county. It got over here pretty quick from Wisconsin!

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Since: Oct 07

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#46
Jun 8, 2008
 
I had a blast running down the street to catch the city bus last night! I stood in front of Van Andel arena and fist pumped the air when lightning was real close.(People must have thought I was crazy!) I love the storms, and had I not had my laptop in my backpack, I would have been dancing in the rain, it felt so good! It's also funny to watch people run in the rain afraid to get their hair wet. I can't wait for the storm tonight!!! On Friday I had to do some errands with my mom, and I wish I had my camera, because the clouds were going really fast and swirling around, I thought for SURE I was going to see a tornado! I felt like I was on the show "storm chasers"!

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Jun 8, 2008
 
Darci Rae wrote:
I had a blast running down the street to catch the city bus last night! I stood in front of Van Andel arena and fist pumped the air when lightning was real close.(People must have thought I was crazy!) I love the storms, and had I not had my laptop in my backpack, I would have been dancing in the rain, it felt so good! It's also funny to watch people run in the rain afraid to get their hair wet. I can't wait for the storm tonight!!! On Friday I had to do some errands with my mom, and I wish I had my camera, because the clouds were going really fast and swirling around, I thought for SURE I was going to see a tornado! I felt like I was on the show "storm chasers"!
I don't think you're going to have to wait until tonight!

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Since: Jan 08

Holland,MI

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#48
Jun 8, 2008
 
The storm is already in Grand Haven and is coming ashore at Holland State Park. Heavy rain here.

Since: Oct 07

Big Rapids, MI

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#49
Jun 8, 2008
 
Gentle Taz wrote:
The storm is already in Grand Haven and is coming ashore at Holland State Park. Heavy rain here.
Just got here too. Ask me in five minutes if we have power or internet.

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#50
Jun 8, 2008
 
Woo Hoo!!!!
I hear thundah!

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Since: Jan 08

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#51
Jun 8, 2008
 
S3evere thunderstorm warning for S.E. Ottawa county cancelled.
The rain has died down here. Still hearing thunder to the south.
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#52
Jun 8, 2008
 
My wife and I were coming back from Walgreen's on Apple and Quarterline when it started raining and when we were headed west on Marquette we were hit by a good size tree branch; it hit the front windshield--but no damage; when we got by Muskegon Community College I noticed a powerline was down on Marquette before you arrive at Glen Oaks Apartments and this occured about 2:05pm or 2:10pm.

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#53
Jun 8, 2008
 
Hurley35 wrote:
<quoted text>Put some pontoons underneath and throw a 5hp outboard on the back and you've got yourself a house boat.
Hurley - You're such an optimist.

Those MH dwellers get a tax break for not having a permanent structure and you manage to go one step further by developing a pontoon scheme.

However, 5HP would be a bit low. A fairly good estimate for evaluating horsepower requirements for this vessel would be to calculate 1 horsepower per 500 Lbs of displacement. I would guess the described boat would weigh about 20,000 Lbs, so that would take 40HP. Wind loading would be great though figuring, with skirting, 12 high X 60 long a 20knot wind would provide 864Lbs of force. This load would be worth considering before setting out for Green Bay to do some shopping.

I hope any MH dwellers dry out with minimal expense.

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Jun 8, 2008
 
MustangDan2112 wrote:
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Hurley - You're such an optimist.
Those MH dwellers get a tax break for not having a permanent structure and you manage to go one step further by developing a pontoon scheme.
However, 5HP would be a bit low. A fairly good estimate for evaluating horsepower requirements for this vessel would be to calculate 1 horsepower per 500 Lbs of displacement. I would guess the described boat would weigh about 20,000 Lbs, so that would take 40HP. Wind loading would be great though figuring, with skirting, 12 high X 60 long a 20knot wind would provide 864Lbs of force. This load would be worth considering before setting out for Green Bay to do some shopping.
I hope any MH dwellers dry out with minimal expense.
That all depends of how fast you want our mobile home/pontoon boat to go LOL.

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Jun 8, 2008
 
5ducklings wrote:
<quoted text>Well, I think you need another pot of coffee or whatever caffine sorce you use!!! That just sounds like a pain in the hinny!! Lets just hope for not much rain and that the power says on!
Today, big bottle of starbucks frappacino,soda, iced tea, also discovered a little dab of ice cream is good in that frap. No bailing yet>>crossing fingers>>
Will see about tonite!:O
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#56
Jun 8, 2008
 
Oh my! All the graduation open houses...
Such excitement!
I've never seen this much rain and flooding in my rural area. Water over roads, fields flooded, creeks overflowing...basements flooded...yuck!

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Jun 8, 2008
 
mama knows wrote:
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Today, big bottle of starbucks frappacino,soda, iced tea, also discovered a little dab of ice cream is good in that frap. No bailing yet>>crossing fingers>>
Will see about tonite!:O
sounds good!! hope the rain stays away and pumps work!!

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#58
Jun 8, 2008
 
I know a bunch of people who had parties today. I feel bad for them. What a nasty day for that(not normal in June)

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#59
Jun 8, 2008
 
I slept like a baby with all that rain and thunder last night. Love it! The black sky was really pretty today, too. We just planted our garden, so it can rain some more for us!
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#60
Jun 8, 2008
 
The lightning show Saturday night was fantastic! So beautiful, and a little scary. Enough of the heavy rain though. My poor crabapple tree is getting pummeled!
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#61
Jun 8, 2008
 
aegirl44 wrote:
did I miss something?? What does 'american eagle' have to do
with the severe weather we had last night???
i like american eagle!!!!!!!!!!
OMG!!! you must be like 12 years old (or younger)
I, too like the American Eagle, but the topic isn't about the things we like! my gosh! what a ditz you are!!!!!!

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