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Wednesday’s ice storm hit southeastern Michigan and resulted in power outages from the Ohio border to the tip of the Thumb. As of 5:00 am Thursday (2/23) DTE Energy reported a total of 382,528 customers affected by power outages while Consumers Energy is reporting 192,930 customers out in Michigan.
Recent extreme weather patterns and sub-zero conditions across the Upper Great Lakes region have blown away forecasts of yet another year of below-average ice cover. The recent polar vortex spikes Great Lakes ice coverage. Currently, four out of the five Great Lakes are significantly above average reported ice coverage data. Except for Lake Superior which is near its average ice coverage norm for this date in the year.
National Weather Service confirmed on an EF-2 tornado tore a 7 mile path through Port Austin Michigan. The last EF-2 tornado hit Michigan in 2019.
Includes a path map of the twister.
Lake effect snow from the Great Lakes occurs when conditions of evaporation and cold upper air currents slide over the region. Water retains on to heat more than air. This causes some open water in the Great Lakes to evaporate into the air and warm it. Rising up into the atmosphere this warm, wet air cools as it travels.