Event Summary

A severe thunderstorm moved across Crawford and Montmorency Counties on Sunday evening (6/5/05), with winds of 60 mph.   Most of the damage in these areas occurred between 700 pm and 830 pm.  These winds brought down numerous trees in an area from just east of Grayling northeast into Lewiston and Atlanta.   


Map of damage area

 


Damage Photos
 
Tree damage east of Grayling along Wakeley Bridge Road. Trees crashing into a barn east of Grayling along Wakeley Bridge Road. Trees across the road north of Lewiston.

Local Storm Report

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GAYLORD MI
820 AM EDT MON JUN 06 2005


..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0207 PM     HAIL             HURON BEACH             45.49N 84.11W
06/05/2005  0.88 INCH        PRESQUE ISLE       MI   TRAINED SPOTTER

0320 PM     TSTM WND DMG     ATLANTA                 45.00N 84.15W
06/05/2005                   MONTMORENCY        MI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            POWER LINES DOWN.

0405 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LONG RAPIDS             45.13N 83.73W
06/05/2005                   ALPENA             MI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            THREE FOOT DIAMETER TREE BLOWN ACROSS ROAD.

0453 PM     HAIL             LINCOLN                 44.69N 83.41W
06/05/2005  1.00 INCH        ALCONA             MI   TRAINED SPOTTER

0720 PM     HAIL             10 E GRAYLING           44.66N 84.51W
06/05/2005  1.00 INCH        CRAWFORD           MI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            12 INCH TREE UPROOTED AND NUMEROUS LIMBS DOWN.

0720 PM     TSTM WND DMG     10 E GRAYLING           44.66N 84.51W
06/05/2005                   CRAWFORD           MI   EMERGENCY MNGR 

            TREES DOWN ALONG A 2 MILE WIDE BY 4 MILE LONG AREA IN THE
            EASTERN THROUGH NORTHEASTERN PORTION OF THE COUNTY.

0750 PM     TSTM WND DMG     4 SW LEWISTON           44.84N 84.37W
06/05/2005                   OSCODA             MI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES DOWN.

0758 PM     HAIL             LEWISTON                44.88N 84.32W
06/05/2005  0.75 INCH        MONTMORENCY        MI   TRAINED SPOTTER

0800 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LEWISTON                44.88N 84.32W
06/05/2005                   MONTMORENCY        MI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            *** 1 INJ *** NUMEROUS TREES UP TO THREE FEET IN
            DIAMETER BLOWN DOWN. TREE DOWNED ON TRUCK INJURING
            OCCUPANT. COUPLE OF GARAGES DAMAGED BY FALLING TREES.
            SHINGLES TORN OFF ROOFS.

0801 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 SW ATLANTA            44.95N 84.22W
06/05/2005                   MONTMORENCY        MI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            NUMEROUS SMALL TREES AND LIMBS DOWN.

0815 PM     HAIL             1 E ATLANTA             45.00N 84.13W
06/05/2005  0.75 INCH        MONTMORENCY        MI   TRAINED SPOTTER

0850 PM     HAIL             ROGERS CITY             45.42N 83.81W
06/05/2005  1.00 INCH        PRESQUE ISLE       MI   TRAINED SPOTTER

0850 PM     HAIL             ROGERS CITY             45.42N 83.81W
06/05/2005  1.25 INCH        PRESQUE ISLE       MI   TRAINED SPOTTER

0850 PM     HAIL             ROGERS CITY             45.42N 83.81W
06/05/2005  0.75 INCH        PRESQUE ISLE       MI   TRAINED SPOTTER

&&

A WARM FRONT MOVED NORTH INTO THE REGION EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.
THUNDERSTORMS IGNITED IN THE HOT AND STICKY AIR OVER NORTHERN LOWER
MICHIGAN AT ABOUT 1 PM...AND THE FIRST SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
WAS ISSUED AT 157 PM. SPORADIC SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED
THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING...BUT THE HIGHEST CONCENTRATION
WAS BETWEEN 7 AND 9 PM.

THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OCCURRED WITH A STORM THAT MOVED FROM
EAST OF GRAYLING AT 715 PM...INTO THE LEWISTON AREA AND BEYOND BY
815 PM. THIS STORM PRODUCED A SEVERAL MILE SWATH OF WIND DAMAGE WITH
NUMEROUS TREES DOWNED IN NORTHEAST CRAWFORD COUNTY...AND CONTINUED
DOWNING TREES INTO NORTHWEST OSCODA COUNTY AND THE LEWISTON AREA OF
MONTMORENCY AREA.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GAYLORD ISSUED 9 SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
WARNINGS. LEAD TIMES WERE AS HIGH AS 46 MINUTES (FOR A STORM THAT
DROPPED QUARTER SIZED HAIL IN ALCONA COUNTY).
 


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