April 29, 2014 Severe Weather

 

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Hail and strong winds were seen across parts of Southeast Michigan with severe storms in the evening of April 29th.  Nickel size hail was reported with the storms, along 50-58 mph wind gusts causing downed trees and power lines. These storms formed in association with a warm front that had set up across the area from a large low pressure system over the Midwest. Southerly winds and clouds clearing out allowed for temperatures to climb into the 70s across much of the area creating the instability needed to help in storm development. The large weather system that brought the storms to Michigan, also brought a whole spectrum of weather from the Northern Great Lakes to the Deep South. Snow was reported in parts of Minnesota and Northern Wisconsin, while the South endured round after round of intense severe weather, including numerous tornadoes.

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Image courtesy of Iowa Environmental Mesonet (IEM).  Yellow boxes are severe thunderstorm warnings and purple boxes are special marine warnings.  Local Storm Reports (LSR) are also shown plotted on the map.

NOTE: Icons on the map above include both severe and sub severe LSRs.

NWUS53 KDTX 301901
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PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
258 PM EDT WED APR 30 2014
 
..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..
 
0648 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 ESE OIL CITY          43.58N 84.51W
04/29/2014                   MIDLAND            MI   911 CALL CENTER
 
            TRAILER FLIPPED ON SIDE OFF OF SOUTH MAGRUDDER RD.
 
0649 PM     TSTM WND DMG     4 E OIL CITY            43.61N 84.51W
04/29/2014                   MIDLAND            MI   911 CALL CENTER
 
            TWO TREES UPROOTED AT MAGRUDDER AND ISABELLA/M-20
 
0900 PM     TSTM WND DMG     4 N DEXTER              42.38N 83.87W
04/29/2014                   WASHTENAW          MI   TRAINED SPOTTER
 
            2 FOOT TREE LIMBS DOWN AT MAST RD AND N TERRITORIAL RD.
 
0900 PM     TSTM WND DMG     4 NNW DEXTER            42.39N 83.92W
04/29/2014                   WASHTENAW          MI   TRAINED SPOTTER
 
            3 FOOT TREE LIMB FELL ON 2 CARS AT THE DEXTER DENTAL
            OFFICE.
 
0905 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 SSE SOUTH LYON        42.45N 83.64W
04/29/2014                   OAKLAND            MI   TRAINED SPOTTER
 
            TREE BLOWN DOWN AT 8 MILE AND GRISWOLD ROADS
 
0908 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 SW NOVI               42.45N 83.51W
04/29/2014                   OAKLAND            MI   TRAINED SPOTTER
 
            POWERLINES REPORTED DOWNED AT NINE MILE AND BECK ROADS.
            ALSO DIME SIZED HAIL REPORTED
 
0921 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 NE HIGHLAND           42.67N 83.58W
04/29/2014                   OAKLAND            MI   LAW ENFORCEMENT
 
            TREE REPORTED DOWN ON A CAR AT DAVISTA AND ORCHARD NEAR
            DUCK LAKE
 
0923 PM     TSTM WND DMG     HIGHLAND                42.64N 83.62W
04/29/2014                   OAKLAND            MI   LAW ENFORCEMENT
 
            WIRES DOWNED ON MOBILE HOME CAUSING IT TO CATCH FIRE
 
0935 PM     TSTM WND GST     4 E FENTON              42.81N 83.63W
04/29/2014 E58.00 MPH       OAKLAND            MI   TRAINED SPOTTER
 
1006 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 ENE LAPEER            43.07N 83.24W
04/29/2014                   LAPEER             MI   TRAINED SPOTTER
 
            LARGE TREE DOWNED AND BLOCKING HAINES ROAD WEST OF
            GROSBECK
 
1026 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 ESE CARO              43.48N 83.38W
04/29/2014                   TUSCOLA            MI   911 CALL CENTER
 
            TREES DOWN AT GUN CLUB ROAD AND WEEDEN ROAD
 
1034 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 S COLWOOD             43.60N 83.35W
04/29/2014                   TUSCOLA            MI   911 CALL CENTER
 
            TREES DOWNED AT COLWOOD AND EAST CASS CITY ROADS
 

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Photos  (Click on thumbnail for bigger image)

   
St. Clair, MI (courtesy of Amanda Jane) White Lake, MI (courtesy of David Kook) Crump, MI (courtesy of Mike Nocak)
 
Crump, MI (courtesy of Mike Nocak) Clinton Township, MI (courtesy of Jake Ok)  Riverview, MI (courtesy of Michael La Beau)
Taylor, MI (courtesy of Dan Abrams) Newport, MI (courtesy of Amanda Elaine Zunk) Newport, MI (courtesy of Amanda Elaine Zunk)
   
Sterling Heights, MI (courtesy of Fred Regan)    

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