Storms cause damage in W. MichiganJuly 17th, 2012 at 5:58 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
4th picture is the storm coming into Fremont – from Jeff Smith. 3rd picture is from K. Chapman in Marshall looking south at the t-storm anvil from the storm in N. Indiana. 2nd picture from the left is rain in Green Bay, where nearly an inch of rain fell (over 2″ in a couple spots in NE Wisconsin). Here’s storm reports from W. Michigan. WIND DAMAGE in Hart, Pentwater, Hersey, Stanton and Fremont…2 foot-diameter tree snapped off with numerous limbs down in Hart. Limbs down, 1/2″ hail and 2,000 without power in and near Pentwater. Gust to 54 mph at Hersey and 52 mph at Fremont (plus over half an inch of rain and some power outages) and 40 mph at Mears in Oceana Co. and at Duck Lake in Muskegon Co. Much of Kent County had gusts to 35-45 mph. The peak wind at the G.R. airport was 41 mph. Allendale had 37 mph and Hudsonville 35 mph. Half inch hail and half an inch of rain in Ludington and a gust to 35 mph at Hesperia. The Muskegon beach had a gust to 34 mph. Gust front coming down Lake Michigan into Ottawa Co. The wind gusted to 47 mph in Milwaukee. At7 PM the wind at Milwaukee’s Mitchell Field (S. Side of the city) is North at 29 mph gusting to 46 mph. The wind about 15 miles south at Racine is West at 8 mph. Click on images to enlarge.