Storms Weds. PMJune 25th, 2014 at 9:49 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, News, Weather
The pic. on the left is a rainbow in Sparta after the storm (from LaVerne and Sharon Schut) and the second picture (from ReportIt) shows a tree down near Gun Lake in Barry County. Winds hit 50-60 mph at Gun Lake. The strong NNW winds caused a seiche on the lake of 8-12″, as the wind pushed the water toward the south side of the lake. Golfball-sized hail fell near Battle Creek, along with 45 mph winds. 1″ hail fell near Fremont, Delton and the southeast side of Gun Lake. There was nickel-sized hail in Walker, Dime-sized hail in Cutlerville, marble-sized hail in Marne and pea-sized hail in Scotts, Wyoming, Standale, near GVSU, Bedford and Hickory. Trees and/or wires were down in Fremont, north of Fremont, Grant and near Battle Creek. The storms formed along the edge of the lake-breeze in the eastern lakeshore counties and tracked SE-SSE.