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Thunderstorms Today and Warmer

A surge of warmer air, typical just ahead of a cold front, will result in highs in the mid to upper 80s and significantly more humidity than the past few days. The cold front will cause scattered thunderstorms this afternoon over northern sections. Toward evening some storms my have gusty winds. Overnight a frontal wave may cause locally heavy rain over southern sections. Read More >

Event Overview

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Baseball (2.75") size hail that fell in Battle Creek during the evening of June 1st, 2019.  Photo courtesy of Jadon Carrasco.

On June 1st, 2019, two rounds of severe thunderstorms went through western Lower Michigan.  The first round brought damaging winds to Mason County, especially around Ludington, and quarter (1.00") to golf ball (1.75") size to Jackson county.  The second round brought significant large hail as large as baseballs (2.75") to the Battle Creek and surrounding areas as well is widespread wind damage across Allegan, Barry, and Eaton counties. Outside of the worst weather, pea to penny (0.25-0.75") size hail was reported across much of western Lower Michigan throughout the day. 

 

Fast Facts:

- The 2.75" hail that fell in Battle Creek was the largest hail reported in western Lower Michigan since 7/4/2012 (when 2.75" hail fell in Mecosta county).

 

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