Past Wind Event Brought Damage to Portions of the Region

A low pressure system moving just north of Lake Superior brought strong winds to Upper Michigan from May 31, 2011 through June 1, 2011. The low pressure system has tracked northeast and much of the wind has died down across the area.  Unfortunately, there was some damage reported as a result of the high winds. If you sustained any damage from these winds, please let us know by submitting a Storm Report or calling our office at 1-800-828-8002.

 

Here are the damage reports we have received so far…

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI

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

0445 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 SSW AU TRAIN          46.41N 86.84W
05/31/2011                   ALGER              MI   TRAINED SPOTTER             
            NUMEROUS 100 FT WHITE PINE TREES DOWN ALONG N. SHORE ROAD            
            NEAR AU TRAIN LAKE. ONE TREE FELL OVER A POWERLINE. A            
            TELEPHONE POLE WAS SNAPPED IN HALF.

 

 

0544 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG ONTONAGON               46.87N 89.31W
06/01/2011                   ONTONAGON          MI   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES DOWN AND POWER LINES DOWN IN ONTONAGON. TREE SIZE
            UNKNOWN



0530 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG HANCOCK                 47.13N 88.60W
06/01/2011                   HOUGHTON           MI   TRAINED SPOTTER

            18-24 INCH DIAMETER TREE FELL DOWN IN SPOTTERS BACKYARD.
            SPOTTER HAS HEARD REPORTS OF TREES DOWN ACROSS ROADS IN
            THE AREA AND POWER OUTAGES.


0100 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG 2 SSE NORWAY            45.78N 87.90W
06/01/2011                   DICKINSON          MI   TRAINED SPOTTER
              11 INCH DIAMETER TREE BRANCH BROKE OFF DURING HIGH WINDS
             OVERNIGHT. TIME ESTIMATED BASED OFF STRONGEST WINDS AT
             KIMT.

 

Here is an idea of what winds have been like around the U.P for the last 36 hours as a result of the low…
 
WIND REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
917 PM EDT WED JUN 1 2011
 
...WIND SPEEDS ACROSS UPPER MICHIGAN OVER THE LAST 36 HOURS...
 
LOCATION                24HR PEAK WIND     TIME      DAY
                            /MPH/
 
...GOGEBIC COUNTY...
IRONWOOD AIRPORT              52          215 AM    1 JUNE
WAKEFIELD DNR                 38          901 PM    31 MAY
WATERSMEET USDA FS            33          337 PM    1 JUNE
 
...ONTONAGON COUNTY...
ONTONAGON                     57          240 AM    1 JUNE
 
...HOUGHTON COUNTY...
HOUGHTON COUNTY AIRPORT       62          653 AM    1 JUNE
PORTAGE CANAL                 34          230 PM    31 MAY
GRAND TRAVERSE BAY            53         1220 PM    1 JUNE
KENTON 8N                     33          156 PM    1 JUNE
 
...KEWEENAW COUNTY...
COPPER HARBOR                 41          451 AM    1 JUNE
OJIBWAY ISLE ROYALE NPS       47          424 PM    1 JUNE
WINDIGO ISLE ROYALE NPS       37         1124 PM    31 MAY
 
...BARAGA COUNTY...
PELKIE DNR                    39          213 PM    31 MAY
 
...DICKINSON COUNTY...
IRON MOUNTAIN AIRPORT         43         1254 AM    31 MAY
RANDVILLE DNR                 36          413 PM    31 MAY
 
...MARQUETTE COUNTY...
KI SAWYER AIRPORT             46          136 AM    1 JUNE
GWINN DNR                     30          312 PM    1 JUNE
MARQUETTE COAST GUARD         38         1142 PM    31 MAY
BIG BAY                       44         1120 AM    1 JUNE
NWS MARQUETTE                 44          127 AM    1 JUNE
 
...MENOMINEE COUNTY...
MENOMINEE AIRPORT             39          335 AM    1 JUNE
MENOMINEE LAKESHORE           42          224 AM    1 JUNE
LA BRANCHE DNR                35          712 PM    31 MAY
 
...DELTA COUNTY...
ESCANABA AIRPORT              40          235 AM    1 JUNE
STONINGTON USDA FS            35          603 AM    1 JUNE
FAIRPORT LAKESHORE            37          120 AM    1 JUNE
HIGH BRIDGE USDA FS           32          404 PM    31 MAY
 
...ALGER COUNTY...
MUNISING                      32         1056 AM    1 JUNE
DOE LAKE USDA FS              31          304 PM    31 MAY
GRAND MARAIS                  42          350 PM    1 JUNE
 
...SCHOOLCRAFT COUNTY...
MANISTIQUE AIRPORT            35          635 PM    1 JUNE
PORT INLAND                   40          530 PM    1 JUNE
SENEY DNR                     31          203 PM    31 MAY
 
...LUCE COUNTY...
NEWBERRY AIRPORT              47          554 PM    1 JUNE
 
...LAKE SUPERIOR...
STANNARD ROCK                 51          700 AM    1 JUNE
BAY OF GRAND MARAIS           36          900 AM    1 JUNE
PASSAGE ISLAND                59         1100 PM    31 MAY



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