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Posted on Thu, Dec 15, 2011 : 9:54 p.m.

Strong winds follow balmy day in Washtenaw County

By Staff

Winds that were forecast to reach up to 40 mph rolled across much of Washtenaw County late Thursday as a surge of cold air moved through the area.

The winds caused some mild damage to trees and a handful of scattered power outages by about 10 p.m. Thursday, according to DTE Energy.

Crews in Northfield Township and Dexter were called to reports of trees in roadways or low-hanging power lines.

The winds were expected to diminish by midnight, but in the meantime motorists were urged to be cautious.

Thursday's highs were in the 50s, compared to a normal high of 36 and the record high of 61, set in 1933.

Friday's high will return to the 30s, according to forecasts. Then a chance of snow flurries is even possible by Friday night.



Fri, Dec 16, 2011 : 4:16 p.m.

We arrived on our private dirt road last nite minutes after a big dead tree was blown down across it .......the site quickly became a chain saw neighborhood party as arriving cars backed up.


Fri, Dec 16, 2011 : 4:02 p.m.

It is evident that mother nature used her full fury last nite. All of my plastic patio furniture is all over the backyard including the boxes I set aside for recycle. What a nite that was.