Thunderstorms with hail and a few waterspouts came across Lake Michigan Friday night into Saturday. None of the waterspouts are known to have come ashore and done any damage over land, but several were photographed over Lake Michigan. Waterspouts or funnel clouds were seen in South Haven, Douglas, Holland, Muskegon and Whitehall. Nickel-sized hail fell at Kalamazoo. Enough hail fell with some of the storms to cause cars to slide off Interstate 94 near Mattawan in Van Buren County. There were two rounds of storms. The first occurred from just before midnight Saturday into the early morning hours of Saturday as the cold front pushed into Southwest Lower Michigan. The second round of storms began Saturday morning and lasted into the evening as the cold air became established behind the cold front. Rainfall amounts over an inch fell on Saturday from near Holland to Battle Creek.
Four Waterspouts at Grand Haven around 920 AM Saturday, September 22nd.
Photo by Lorraine Mahoney
Waterspout at North Beach in South Haven around 825 AM Saturday, September 22nd.
Photo by Patricia Owens
Funnel Cloud or Waterspout photographed near mile marker 22 on I-196 at 849 AM on Saturday, September 22nd.
Photo by Michelle Mckinney Thomas.
Waterspout seen from Holland State Park on Saturday, September 22nd.
Photo by Don Paton.
Waterspout at Douglas Beach Park south of Saugatuck at 645 PM on Saturday, September 22nd.
Photo by Kevin Macy.
Hail at Hartford, Michigan about 1030 AM on Saturday, September 22nd.
Photo by Robert Rogers.
The map above shows the locations for all of the storm reports from late Friday night through Saturday evening.
The Grand Rapids radar at 12:08 AM Saturday morning shows the storms along the cold front.
The Grand Rapids radar at 11:00 AM Saturday morning shows the storms in the cold air mass.
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