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Overview

A warm, humid, moisture-rich air mass was in place across northern Michigan to start the day on Thursday, May 28th, 2020. Scattered showers and thunderstorms developed during the late morning and early afternoon well ahead of an approaching cold front as lake breezes off of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron moved inland. Extremely heavy rainfall was associated with some of these storms, including across parts of western Grand Traverse County where flash flooding was reported, including in Traverse City.

A COOP weather station at Munson Hospital on the west side of Traverse City measured 3.12" of rainfall during this event - the second highest 24-hour rainfall since record keeping began at this site in July 2001 (only exceeded by 3.87" on August 22, 2002).

Note the localized nature of the heavy rain as Traverse City's Cherry Capital Airport (3.2 miles east of Munson Hospital) only recorded 0.71" of rain and another COOP observer (7 miles east of Munson Hospital) measured 0.90" of rainfall.

 

 

 

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Radar/1-hour Rainfall Loop 12:20 PM - 3:00 PM May 28th, 2020

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