Storm Damage in Manistee and Lake City on April 10th, 2011

Around 5:30am on the morning of Sunday, April 10th, 2011, a severe thunderstorm came ashore in Manistee, causing wind damage to local buildings within the city. Wind has been estimated to be 80 mph by the National Weather Service storm survey team, which also concluded that the damage was cause by straight line winds. A peak wind gust to 79 mph was measured at the Manistee Harbor, with a 62 mph gust noted at the Manistee Blacker Airport.

Also, around 6:20am on the same morning, strong straight line winds from another severe thunderstorm, estimated to be 90 mph by the storm survey team, fell large trees onto power lines homes along the southern shore of Lake Missaukee.

Below are a few images of the damage taken by both the National Weather Service storm survey team and a local NWS spotter/cooperative observer on Sunday:

Images from Lake City
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Images from Manistee
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Below is the Local Storm Reports issued by the storm survey team.

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GAYLORD MI
853 PM EDT SUN APR 10 2011

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

0540 AM     TSTM WND GST     1 N MANISTEE            44.26N 86.33W
04/10/2011  E80.00 MPH       MANISTEE           MI   NWS STORM SURVEY

            LOCALIZED DAMAGE IN A 1 SQUARE MILE AREA ON THE NORTH
            SIDE OF DOWNTOWN MANISTEE. POLE BUILDING
            DESTROYED...SHINGLE DAMAGE AND TREE DAMAGE ON MONROE
            STREET. ROOF AND OVERHEAD DOOR DAMAGE TO SEVERAL
            COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS AROUND GLOCHESKI DRIVE AND
            WASHINGTON STREET. NWS STORM SURVEY ESTIMATED MAX WINDS
            OF 80 MPH.

0630 AM     TSTM WND GST     LAKE CITY               44.33N 85.21W
04/10/2011  E90.00 MPH       MISSAUKEE          MI   NWS STORM SURVEY

            NUMEROUS TREES DOWN AND POWERLINE DAMAGE FROM THE SOUTH
            SIDE OF LAKE MISSAUKEE AROUND GOLDENROD ROAD...NORTHEAST
            TOWARD SOUTH MOREY ROAD AT THE INTERSECTION OF M-55/M-66.
            LARGE PINE TREES UPROOTED AND SNAPPED OFF AT MID TRUNK
            APPROXIMATELY 15 TO 30 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND. NWS STORM
            SURVEY ESTIMATED MAX WINDS OF 90 MPH.

 

 



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