Showers/Storms EndJune 17th, 2013 at 2:33 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
T-Storms caused scattered wind damage, hail and a couple of funnel clouds Monday PM. Funnel clouds were reported on the north side of Mt. Pleasant (The Isabella Co. Emergency Manager followed the storm and reported the rotation stopped, so a tornado warning was not issued) and just west of Saginaw. A 68-mph gust recorded by a handheld anemometer near Vicksburg. There was some branches down there. Gusts hit 60 mph at Stony Lake in Oceana Co., where a few trees were toppled. Gusts up to 50 mph were reported just west of Belding. Wind damage was reported at near Coldwater and Sherwood in Branch County and at Leonidas in St. Joseph County. 1″ diameter hail fell in Solon Township in N. Kent Co., with 1/2″ hail north of Whitehall and in Alpine Township. Pea-sized hail was reported in Portage and from two different storms in Mt. Pleasant. 3/8″ hail in S. Alpine Township. Pic. on left by Jeff Smith is hail just south of Fremont. Pic. on the right by Erin Wagner is the dark clouds of the storm moving south over Rockford. A report of tree down on power lines on Long Lake Dr near Sparta. Ronald St. in Cedar has a tree down on wires. Perhaps a broken power pole too. Tree down on White Lake, between 16 and 17 mile Rds., blocking the road. Law enforcement reports multiple trees down over the road at the 7200 block of Blue Lake Rd. and White Lake rd. Some dead tree branches and bird feeders were blown down 4 miles NNW of Whitehall, along with blueberry-sized hail. There was a gust to 42 mph 2 miles SW of Shelby. In the eastern part of the state, golfball-sized hail was reported at Montrose, and Shields MI and near Davison, Clio and Flint. A second storm produced hail to 1-inch in Saginaw Co. Hail up to 2″ in diameter was reported in E. Wisconsin. Here’s storm reports from W. Michigan, E. Michigan and NE Wisconsin.