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A dynamic severe weather setup occurred across northern Michigan on Friday July 8th, 2016. A total of 21 severe weather warnings were issued, one of which was a tornado warning. The first warning was issued at 10:33 am with the event continuing for the next several hours as the last warning expired at 4:00 pm. The estimated 3.00" hail that fell near Glen Arbor, MI in Leelanau County is some of the largest hail ever recorded in northern Michigan and largest since August 2nd, 2015 when 4.25" (softball sized) hail was recorded in West Branch. Aside from large hail and damaging winds, very heavy rain fell across parts of the region with several locations picking up 1-2" of rainfall in less than an hour.


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