Severe T-Storm Watch until 9 PMMay 3rd, 2012 at 2:55 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, News, Weather
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.