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A super cell thunderstorm formed several miles out over Lake Michigan, blew across the lake, and smashed into the shoreline near Wind Lake and Caledonia at about 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30.
“Normally you wouldn’t see that,” said a spokesperson for NWS. “You might see them form over land and produce a gust like that, but this did do that. While super cell thunderstorms aren’t unheard of, you don’t see them every year.”
At the Racine Airport, wind gusts reached 66 mph, according to officials with the National Weather Service.
A number of trees and power lines were down. Work crews cleared a number of trees along Erie St., and Four Mile Road. A gas leak was reported in the 5700 block of Erie St., and We Energies reported that some residents in Caledonia and Wind Point were without power. Some still were at 7:30 a.m. this morning.
A heat advisory is in affect beginning at noon on Fri., July 1 because temperatures are expected to hit the high 90s with head indexes in triple digits.