Storm Damage Monday PM – Noon Tue. UpdateJune 30th, 2014 at 7:50 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Here’s storm reports for 6/30 from the Storm Prediction Center…look at the solid wind damage reports in far S. Michigan and N. Indiana – also a few up toward Ludington. You can draw a line from E. Nebraska to SE Michigan. Power outages: Approx. 140,000 were without power in SE Michigan. Consumers Energy reports 60,189 without power as of around noon Tuesday…inc. 25,831 in Calhoun Co. (41.3% of the county), 5,344 in St. Joseph Co. (58.6% of the county), 11,219 in Jackson Co. (14.8% of the county, 3,757 in Hillsdale Co. (19.8% of the county) and 1,845 in Branch Co. (11.6% of the county. Power may not be restored to everyone until Friday. Storm Reports: An 86 mph gust was reported in Lowell, Indiana and an 85 mph gust at Tinley Park, IL. Gust to 75 mph at Marcellus in Cass County, a measured gust to 74 mph at Marshall. Gusts hit 66 mph at the Kalamazoo Airport and at Portage and 60 mph at the Battle Creek Airport. Gusts were estimated at 75 mph in Schoolcraft and Marcellus, 70 mph at Flowerfield in St. Joseph Co., 65 mph at Centrefield and 60 mph at Alamo and Vicksburg in Kalamazoo Co. and 58 mph at Bridgman. We had reports of semis tipped over and trees on houses. Half-dollar sized hail fell at Brownlee Park near Battle Creek. 1/3rd of St. Joseph Co. was without power after the storm…and over 15,000 customers in Calhoun County. Numerous trees were down in the I-94 counties and the counties that border Indiana. . Areal Flood Advisory was in effect for Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun and Jackson Counties. Those areas had over an inch of rain in an hour. Check out pictures of the storms rolling through West Michigan. More than 150,000
@ComEd customers were without power in Cook Co., Illinois (Chicago). Picture on the left is lightning in Walker, from Chrystee Foley at ReportIt. Picture in the middle from Jessica Rae Frost at ReportIt – Douglas Beach – picture on the right is flooded Lakeshore Dr. in Chicago. Click on the pictures to enlarge. Lightning attacks the Willis Tower in Chicago. Video of lightning hitting the Willis Tower 3 times in a row Monday evening! Check out this picture of lightning over Chicago.
Trees down – Lakeshore Dr. in Ludington and in Walhalla and near Baldwin. Gust 42 mph at the Ludington Airport. 45 mph gust at Custer MI. Branches down in N. Newaygo Co. Gust 40-50 mph gusts at Oshtemo, Paw Paw, Grand Junction and Lawton. Damage reported in Mattawan, New Buffalo, Stevensville, Dowagiac and in Kalamazoo, where a tree fell on a house. 3/4″ hail fell in Berrien Co. at Bridgman. Here’s the storm coming into Chicago. NE Illinois severe reports. Gusts up to 75 mph at Park Forest IL, 70 mph reported near Lockport, IL, 68 mph South Bend, 66 mph Highland, IN. 65 mph Chesterton IN, 58 mph at Midway Airport in Chicago, 51 mph Michigan City IN. More than 127,500 electric customers are without power in northern Illinois with numbers rising.