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Early Tuesday Morning Severe Thunderstorms

Severe thunderstorms with damaging winds are possible early Tuesday morning, around daybreak, in Western and Mid Michigan. If your location is vulnerable to falling large trees, be prepared to take extra safety precautions. There is also a high swim risk at Lake Michigan on Tuesday due to rip currents. Fair weather returns Wednesday and Thursday. 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).

 

Stories Made by Neighboring Offices:

 

 


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