Event Summary

A line of severe thunderstorms moved across Northeast Lower Michigan on Monday, July 18th.  Wind gusts estimated at 70 mph caused damage to numerous trees and power lines across the area.  A storm survey was conducted in Arenac County around Twining, where a small microburst hit the area between 200 pm and 300 pm.  

Following are maps and pictures from the damage survey. 


Map of damage area

 


Damage Photos
 

Tree uprooted near Twining. Tree snapped in two in Arenac County. Trees onto a shed just west of Twining.

Local Storm Report

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GAYLORD MI
637 PM EDT MON JUL 18 2005

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

1230 PM     TSTM WND DMG     9 SE GAYLORD            44.94N 84.54W
07/18/2005                   OTSEGO             MI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            3 INCH TREE LIMBS DOWN.

1240 PM     TSTM WND DMG     12 SE GAYLORD           44.91N 84.50W
07/18/2005                   OTSEGO             MI   EMERGENCY MNGR 

            OTSEGO COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGER REPORTED MULTIPLE TREES
            DOWN IN EASTERN OTSEGO COUNTY.

1240 PM     TSTM WND DMG     10 W ATLANTA            45.00N 84.35W
07/18/2005                   MONTMORENCY        MI   EMERGENCY MNGR 

            OTSEGO COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGER REPORTED NUMEROUS TREES
            DOWN IN WESTERN MONTMORENCY COUNTY.

0108 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LACHINE                 45.08N 83.73W
07/18/2005                   ALPENA             MI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TREES DOWN ON HOUSE

0140 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MCKINLEY                44.63N 83.93W
07/18/2005                   OSCODA             MI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            SEVERAL LARGE TREES DOWN AROUND MCKINLEY.

0140 PM     LIGHTNING        ALPENA                  45.07N 83.44W
07/18/2005                   ALPENA             MI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            *** 1 INJ *** ONE INDIVIDUAL AT CAMPERS COVE IN ALPENA,
            MI WAS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. INDIVIDUAL WAS CONSCIOUS AND
            BREATHING WHEN TRANSPORTED TO THE HOSPITAL. NO OTHER
            DETAILS WERE AVAILABLE.

0140 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 W PRESQUE ISLE        45.30N 83.53W
07/18/2005                   PRESQUE ISLE       MI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            SEVERAL LARGE TRRES DOWN IN GRAND LAKE.

0145 PM     TSTM WND DMG     WEST BRANCH             44.28N 84.24W
07/18/2005                   OGEMAW             MI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            NUMEROUS LARGE TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN IN WEST BRANCH
            AND ROSE CITY.

0219 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 W TWINING             44.11N 83.83W
07/18/2005                   ARENAC             MI   NWS STORM SURVEY

            MICROBURST JUST WEST OF TWINING WITH NUMEROUS TREES DOWN.
            SEVERAL HOMES AND OUTBUILDINGS DAMAGED.
&&
HAZY SUNSHINE GAVE WAY LATE THIS MORNING TO A COLD FRONT MOVING
ACROSS THE REGION. THUNDERSTORMS QUICKLY DEVELOPED AHEAD OF THE FRONT
AND MARCHED THROUGH THE AREA BY MID AFTERNOON...WITH ALL SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS REPORTS COMING FROM AREAS EAST OF I-75. THUNDERSTORM
WINDS WERE THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THE DAMAGE REPORTS...WITH THE
GREATEST AMOUNT OF TREES DOWN BETWEEN WEST BRANCH AND ROSE CITY IN
OGEMAW COUNTY. A FEW AREAS ALSO REPORTED POWER LINES DOWN AS A RESULT
OF THE WINDS WITH MANY AREAS WITHOUT POWER. SEVERAL SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS WERE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
GAYLORD...WITH AN AVERAGE OF 16 MINUTES BEFORE THE OCCURRENCE OF THE
HIGH WINDS.
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