Baseball-Sized Hail!!July 4th, 2012 at 4:06 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, News, Weather
8:40 PM – Shelf/roll cloud coming off Keweenaw Bay near L’Anse in the U.P. this PM. Picture from Suzy Van Auken – click to enlarge. Update from SPC. Severe T-Storm Watch has been cancelled for all but the Detroit area and that will be cancelled shortly. The last rain is exiting Detroit and the Tigers game is starting. Storm Track Live estimates 2 1/2 to 4 1/2″ of rain in SW Isabella Co. Baseball-sized hail was reported in Remus – far eastern Mecosta Co. That storm clipped NE Montcalm Co. – trees down in Mt. Pleasant and very heavy rain from these storms. A couple fires have been started by lightning in Mt. Pleasant, including one at an apartment building. Hail as big as ping-pong balls for over 30 minutes near Blanchard (Isabella Co.) 1″ Diameter hail in Weidman in western Isabella Co. Flood Warning for far eastern Mecosta and Isabella Counties until midnight. Here’s storm reports from the Mt. Pleasant area, SE Michigan (golfball-sized hail, wind damage, flooding and a fire), and Upper Michigan (golfball-sized hail and heavy rain).