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WARNING Until 11 PM; ADVISORY Until 2 AM

The National Weather Service in northern Indiana issues a HIGH WIND WARNING in Berrien county until 11 PM for 60 mph, or higher, wind gusts.  65 mph gusts have already been confirmed in Michigan City.  

A WIND ADVISORY remains for nearly all of West Michigan until 2 AM.  45 mph to 55 mph gusts are likely and have already verified.  Downed tree branches and some power outages are possible.  The wind direction is from the north, and winds will easily be sustained in the 25 to 35 mph range.  

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Mattawan speed skater working toward Olympic goal

Updated: Saturday, August 3, 2013 |
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MATTAWAN, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A 15-year-old Mattawan student has his eyes fixated on the Olympics.

Nate Frazier may be young, but he's already one of the top speed skaters in the United States.

Even though he's only been at it for two years, Frazier has made huge strides in the sport.

"I went from doing this for recreation to now 10th in the U.S. under 18," he said.

That doesn't mean it all came easy though.

He says learning to put his hand on the ice was tough.

"You have to have good balance because if you're reaching, you lose speed," said Frazier.

Speed is something the 15-year-old knows a thing or two about.

He says that on average, he can hit speeds of "20 to 30 miles per hour, sometimes 45 on the corners."

Frazier's next goal is to skate 1,000 meters in 1 minute, 32 seconds--a personal best.

And of course, he someday hopes to make it to the Olympics.
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