National Weather Service Says Shiawassee County Could See Severe Weather
Updated at 12:36pm 9/3/19 - Posted by Owosso Now at 11:01am 9/3/19
National Weather Service
Consumers Energy is advising customers of the potential for power outages ahead of potential severe weather on Tuesday.
The National Weather Service says Shiawassee County and all of southern lower Michigan carries a risk for severe weather on Tuesday, particularly in the afternoon and evening hours, but has removed the word "significant" from its forecast for the day.
What does that mean?
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Severe Weather vs. "Significant" Severe Weather
The Storm Prediction Center adds the word "Significant" when it considers a 10% or higher probability for significant severe events within 25 miles of any point; "Significant" being defined as tornadoes rated EF2 or greater, thunderstorm wind gusts of hurricane force (74mph) or higher, or hail 2 inches or larger in diameter.
In the image above, the black "hatched" area is where the National Weather Service once saw potential for Significant Severe Weather to pop up on Tuesday.
While storms remain in the day's forecast and the risk of severe weather, including damaging wind gusts, large hail and tornadoes is still a concern, the National Weather Service has eased its outlook for the extent of Tuesday's potential severe weather.
Get more local weather information, including local radar, on our WEATHER page.
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