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Severe Thunderstorms Possible Friday

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Overview

Three separate rounds of strong to severe storms impacted northern Michigan this past weekend. The first line of storms moved through the region during the morning hours of Saturday, producing wind damage across portions of northern lower Michigan, including at the Onaway State Park campground where one injury occurred.

A second narrow line of thunderstorms developed during the mid to late afternoon hours of Saturday from northern Lake Michigan into the Tip of the Mitt, and produced significant damage in a narrow corridor from Petoskey and Harbor Springs, eastward through Indian River. A third squall line developed upstream Saturday night and rolled through the region during the early morning hours Sunday. This third line also produced numerous pockets of wind damage across northern lower Michigan, including the collapse of a roof at the Bishop Baraga School in Cheboygan.


In total, 22 severe thunderstorm warnings were issued, two tornado warnings, three flash flood warnings, and 20 special marine warnings. The last time we issued a comparable number of warnings was July 7-8, 2016, and before that, August 2nd, 2015.

 

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