Severe T-Storm Watch until 9 PM

May 3rd, 2012 at 2:55 pm by under Bill's Blog, News, Weather

WW0231 RADAR Thumbnail Image  Severe T-storm Watch for the counties that border Indiana until 11 PM.  Warning for S. Allegan and Van Buren counties until 11:15 PM.  Small hail was reported in S. Haven. Golfball-sized hail near Leonidas in St. Joseph Co and 2″ diameter hail in Jackson Co.   I got several reports of 1/2-3/4″ hail with the cell that went through N. Kent Co. -  just what the fruit farmers need – hail damage.  Storms moving along and south of I-94 through midnight.  New showers storms formed in Allegan/Barry/Kent/Montcalm and Ionia counties.  Gust to 54 mph in Lansing, wind damage in Flint, also damage in Muskegon Co. and Montcalm Co.    Any of the stronger storms could have hail.   Many reports of hail – inc. 1.25″ hail near Plainwell.   Many reports of small hail.  The largest hail in W. Michigan was golfball-sized near Scottville in Mason Co.  Already 2-4″ of rain has caused some minor flooding in Mason, Lake, Osceola and Wexford Counties (3.9″ in Lake Co.).  There were also watches for N. Lower Michigan and SE Wisconsin.   Hail has been reported near Middleville and in Ionia Co.     WISCONSIN storms produced 70 mph winds, golfball-sized hail and heavy rain.  Rain totals since midnight:  4.37″ at Green Lake WI and 4.35″ at Berlin.

531 Responses to “Severe T-Storm Watch until 9 PM”

  1. fixxxer says:

    Great just as im going to bed it storms.

  2. TomKap (Michigan St. & Fuller) Grand Rapids says:

    Truly amazing. At my spot, near the heart of Grand Rapids, there has been literally NO rain all day/night and only a couple of rumbles of thunder in the distance (around 6pm).
    It has pretty much been chaos nearly all around me all afternoon and night.
    Can’t remember the last time this has happened…..

    1. Harry (Battle Creek) says:

      Same here in Battle Creek! What a coincidence that there is FLOODING from inches of rain happening all around us but my rain gauge… A trace.

  3. Vincent(N.E.Kent CO) says:

    This is great for me. I am just far enough north of the storms sitting on my front porch high and dry. I can see all of the light show and clouds to my south. Once in awhile hear the thunder. The moon has been showing here at times. It’s the perfect view from the high hill i live on to watch storms to my south. If they were to my north,east,or west forget it. Too many trees.

  4. Vincent(N.E.Kent CO) says:

    Looks like they could be getting some wind south of Alto and down by Lake Odessa. I have been watching the rain shafts during the lightning. They were falling straight down,but now have a big curve in them from west to east. It is the perfect night to be able to watch this.

  5. Todd A (in Holland) says:

    I see some more storms forming to my west, looks like the same path as the last ones. The Saugatuck/Douglas area has had almost 2″ of rain tonight. As Vincent said, sitting here watching the light show is pretty great. I’m noticing the lightning has changed from cloud-to-cloud to cloud-to-ground with these latest cells.

  6. Vincent(N.E.Kent CO) says:

    A huge storm cell just blew up in South central Kansas by Pratt in the last hour and a half. Now headed toward Wichita. New storm watch out there. Winds to 70 MPH and very large hail. Also see a new line popped up West of Green Bay,WI. The area of rain coverage West of Chicago keeps getting bigger. Still high and dry here. Temp has gone up to 65.1°. Back out to watch the light show.

  7. Amanda says:

    It just started to downpour here now.. Haven’t had any rain all night. Just a few sprinkles around eight. Its like a tsunami hit all of a sudden. And the temp is dropping pretty quick

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