Summary of May 31st Severe Weather with Updated Bay County Tornado Information

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
103 PM EDT WED JUN 01 2011

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

0726 PM          TORNADO          3 N WILLARD                          43.71N 84.11W
05/31/2011                                   BAY                MI                        NWS STORM SURVEY

            THE TORNADO WAS RATED EF1 WITH MAXIMUM WINDS TO 95 MPH.
            PATH WIDTH...200 YARDS...PATH LENGTH...8.4 MILES. TORNADO
            STARTED NEAR PARISH AND 11 MILE ROAD JUST WEST OF THE
            COMMUNITY OF BEAVER. THE TORNADO THEN MOVED THROUGH
            BEAVER...CROSSED INTERSTATE 75...AND FINALLY ACROSS THE
            SOUTH PART OF LINWOOD BEFORE MOVING OUT TO SAGINAW BAY AT
            737 PM. A BARN WAS DESTROYED AND HOMES WERE DAMAGED NEAR
            BEAVER...MOSTLY TO GARAGES AND ROOFING MATERIAL. NUMEROUS
            TREES WERE UPROOTED WITH SNAPPED LARGE LIMBS.

Radar reflectivity indicating the "hook echo" over western Bay County as the tornado was touching down

NWS White Lake radar reflectivity image from 7:24 p.m. (above).  The low level rotation within the storm is inferred from the "hook echo".

 

NWS White Lake radar rotation at 724 p.m. (above).  The brighter yellow-green color in western Bay County indicates the strong rotation responsible for the tornado.

 

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI

1123 PM EDT TUE MAY 31 2011

 

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...

..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....

            ..REMARKS..

 

0648 PM     HAIL             11 W MIDLAND            43.62N 84.45W

05/31/2011  E1.00 INCH       MIDLAND            MI   TRAINED SPOTTER

 

0706 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     NNW SANFORD             43.68N 84.38W

05/31/2011                   MIDLAND            MI   TRAINED SPOTTER

 

            FUNNEL CLOUD REPORT NEAR SANFORD LAKE

 

0706 PM     HAIL             2 ESE SANFORD           43.66N 84.35W

05/31/2011  M1.50 INCH       MIDLAND            MI   TRAINED SPOTTER

 

            HAIL REPORTED AT WACKERLY RD

 

0715 PM     TSTM WND DMG     4 ESE BOMBAY            43.72N 84.19W

05/31/2011                   MIDLAND            MI   TRAINED SPOTTER

 

            TREES UPROOTED WITH MEASURED 71 MPH WINDS. ALSO, FUNNEL

            CLOUD WAS REPORTED.

 

0715 PM     HAIL             5 WNW MIDLAND           43.66N 84.31W

05/31/2011  M1.00 INCH       MIDLAND            MI   TRAINED SPOTTER

 

            REPORTED AT WACKERLY RD AND US 10

 

0725 PM     HAIL             5 NE SANFORD            43.72N 84.30W

05/31/2011  M1.75 INCH       MIDLAND            MI   TRAINED SPOTTER

 

0727 PM     HAIL             2 WNW CRUMP             43.77N 84.13W

05/31/2011  M1.25 INCH       BAY                MI   TRAINED SPOTTER

 

            REPORTED AT CARTER RD AND PREVO RD

 

0728 PM     TORNADO          3 S CRUMP               43.71N 84.09W

05/31/2011                   BAY                MI   BROADCAST MEDIA

 

            VIEWER PROVIDED VIDEO OF A CONFIRMED TORNADO NEAR THE

            INTERSECTION OF GARFIELD AND PARRISH RD.

 

0730 PM     HAIL             MIDLAND                 43.62N 84.23W

05/31/2011  M1.00 INCH       MIDLAND            MI   TRAINED SPOTTER

 

            HAIL WENT THROUGH A TWO PANE GLASS SKYLIGHT

 

0730 PM     TSTM WND DMG     6 N AUBURN              43.68N 84.09W

05/31/2011                   BAY                MI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

 

            TREES DOWN, POWER LINES DOWN, HOMES WITH WALLS BLOWN IN

            AT THE INTERSECTION OF GARFIELD AND SEIDLERS RD IN BEAVER

            TOWNSHIP

 

0809 PM     MARINE TSTM WIND 8 ESE AU GRES           44.02N 83.54W

05/31/2011  M51.00 MPH       LHZ421             MI   C-MAN STATION

 

            44 KNOT WINDS GUSTING TO 55 KNOTS AT GRAVELLY SHOALS

 

0900 PM     TSTM WND GST     NE PORT AUSTIN          44.04N 82.99W

05/31/2011  M62.00 MPH       HURON              MI   TRAINED SPOTTER

 

            REPORTED AT ADAMS RD AND STATE STREET

 



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