Severe Weather EndsJune 12th, 2013 at 4:42 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, News, Weather
Flash Flood Warning until 5 AM. Numerous reports of wind damage across Van Buren, S. Allegan, S. Barry, N. Kalamazoo, N. Calhoun, Eaton and Ingham Counties. Gust to 74 mph at the S. Haven Beach. There were trees and wires down east of Grand Haven. Power poles snapped and a tree on a school north of Kalamazoo. +4″ of rain at Middleville with significant flooding from E. Allegan into Barry, Eaton, Ingham, SE Kent, S. Ionia Counties. 1″ hail at Coldwater. Measured 80 mph winds and 1″ hail at the south end of Lake Michigan at Griffith IN. Roof off house there. Here’s a summary of severe storm reports from W. Michigan, N. Indiana (inc. Michigan Counties that border Indiana and NW Ohio), NE Illinois and SE Wisconsin.
Tornado on the ground at Belmond IA…Tornadoes and golfball-sized hail west of Chicago at Aurora, Rockford, Oswego and Naperville. Gust to 65 mph at Sandwich, IL, 69 mph at Liston IL and 70 mph at Yorkville IL. Gusts to 52 at NWS at Romeoville IL. This line tracks to Berrien around 8:15 PM. Golfball-sized hail in Pulaski Co., Indiana. Video of Illinois tornado. SHABBONA LAKE STATE PARK (Illinois) BOATS TOSSED ONTO BOATS. LARGE TREES SNAPPED AT TRUNK OR UPROOTED. POWER POLES DOWN NEAR STATE PARK OFFICE. Tornado pics. and video from Iowa. Valparaiso IN – 60 mph winds for five minutes.