Storms bring heavy lightning to West Michigan

Lightning as seen from 32nd Street in Holland. (July 22, 2014)

HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) — The line of storms that moved through West Michigan Tuesday night caused an unusual amount of lightning.

The storm produced penny-size hail in several spots around Holland and northwest Allegan County. Trees were knocked down in W. Ottawa County, with a tree blocking the road at Port Sheldon Street and 56th Avenue.

But it was the lightning that drew many people’s attention.

“This was the biggest concentration of lightning we’ve seen in a small area so far in 2014,” Storm Team 8 meteorologist Kyle Underwood said. “It was a very noisy storm for Muskegon, Ottawa and Allegan counties, with almost constant lightning.”

Some viewers posted video of the lightning in Holland on WOOD TV8’s Facebook page and emailed it into our newsroom.

>>Inside Storm Team 8 Forecast

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