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Weather looks good for the Kent County Youth Fair

Weather looks good for the Kent County Youth Fair

The weather looks very nice for the Kent County Youth Fair through August 13. Temperatures will be comfortable with highs from the mid 70s to around 80 and lower humidity.

Most of the week will be dry with some sunshine. There is a chance of rain and storms Tuesday and again on Saturday.

Rivers Continue to Fall across West Michigan

Rivers Continue to Fall across West Michigan

Dry weather has allowed most rivers across West Michigan to fall below flood and advisory stage.

The Grand River at Ionia and the Portage River near Vicksburg remain at advisory level.

Chief Met. George Lessens discusses storms and disasters on May 3

Chief Met. George Lessens discusses storms and disasters on May 3

WZZM 13 Chief Meteorologist George Lessens will discuss the storms and disasters of the Lowell area during a special presentation Tuesday night.  The program begins at 7:30pm at Lowell Township Hall.  The Lowell Area Historical Museum is sponsoring the program.

Lessens was born and raised in Lowell.  He will discuss the many floods, snowstorms, hailstorms, windstorms, electric storms and tornados which have impacted the region.

Light refreshments will be served following the program.

 

Flood Advisory for Grand River in Lowell

Flood Advisory for Grand River in Lowell

A Flood Advisory continues for the Grand River at Lowell until Friday  May 6. The National Weather Service reports the river stage at 14. 6 feet early Sunday. Flood stage is 15.0 feet. The river will slowly fall over the next few days. No significant rainfall is expected through Wednesday.

Tornado sirens warn Lowell residents of potential danger

Tornado sirens warn Lowell residents of potential danger

LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM) The Tornado sirens started sounding in Downtown Lowell early Tuesday evening after the National Weather Service issued a Tornado warning for parts of Kent and Ionia County.

The Lowell Historic District Commission was nearing the end of the meeting when the sirens sounded.  The sirens continued to sound for about a half hour, but it was my observation that very few people decided to take cover. The library remained open and people continued to come and go from downtown businesses. 

When a tornado warning is issued, it is recommended that people take cover immediately in a basement or the lowest level of the building they are in. While tornados are fairly rare they can develop with little warning.  Here are some Tornado Warning tips from the FEMA.