Michigan weather history: When a tornado touched down in December in Canton Township
Here is the <a href="https://www.clickondetroit.com/weather/2015/12/24/national-weather-service-confirms-tornado-touched-down-in-canton/" target="_blank">report from Dec. 24, 2015</a> when a tornado was confirmed to have touched down the night before (Dec. 23, 2015) in Canton Township:
Tornado destroyed farm buildings, trees in Hillsdale County, officials say
HILLSDALE COUNTY, MI -- A tornado touched down in Hillsdale County Wednesday night, causing severe damage to several farm buildings and trees. The tornado moved quickly east along the north side of the road, causing significant tree damage east to Cambria Road, according to the NWS report. Moving through the Hillsdale Golf and Country Club, the tornado intensified, causing widespread tree damage, including uprooting several trees, NWS stated. No further tornado damage was observed past this point, though NWS reported damage consistent with straight line winds in Osseo and Allen. According to the NWS, the storm travelled about 5.4 miles, with winds reached an estimated peak of 100 miles per hour.mlive.com
Whitmer declares state of emergency for Armada Twp., White Lake Twp., Armada due to tornado, storm damage
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has declared a state of emergency for Armada Township, White Lake Township and the village of Armada due to damaged caused by severe thunderstorms and tornadoes last month.
More than 120,000 without power after weekend storms
DETROIT, MI - More than 120,000 residents are without power after a series of severe storms hit southeast Michigan Saturday, according to DTE Energy’s outage dashboard. “Recent weather has been relentless and has impacted our customers in many ways,” a notice on the website reads. To report an outage or downed power line, visit the website here, use the DTE Energy mobile app or call 1-800-477-4747. About 7,150 Consumers customers are without power, mostly in the Flint area, according to its outage map. Read more:Tornados sighted in Oakland, Macomb countiesTornado sighted near Flushing as severe thunderstorms sweep through MichiganTornado, waterspout spotted near Lake Huron shoreline in Michigan’s ThumbAfternoon severe weather update: Tornado threat increased, timing of storms more confidentmlive.com
Tornados sighted in Oakland, Macomb counties
MACOMB COUNTY, MI -- At least three separate tornados were sighted near the Metro Detroit area Saturday night, in a day already full of severe weather statewide. A second confirmed tornado in Macomb County was located over Memphis at 8:14 p.m., moving in the same direction and speed, the National Weather Service said. A tornado warning was called for the area until 8:30 p.m. A tornado warning will remain in effect until 8:45 p.m. More from MLive:Tornado, waterspout spotted near Lake Huron shoreline in Michigan’s ThumbFlint mayor declares state of emergency due to gun violence in the cityAir Force to land planes on Michigan highway during war training exercisemlive.com
LIVE COVERAGE: Tornado Warnings issued in Oakland, Macomb counties
A tornado warning is in effect for Macomb County until 8:30 p.m. and Oakland County until 8:45 p.m. Saturday (July 24), according to the <a href="https://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=dtx&wwa=tornado%20warning">National Weather Service</a>.
Tornado sighted near Flushing as severe thunderstorms sweep through Michigan
GENESEE COUNTY, MI -- A funnel-cloud sighting near Flushing Saturday evening was not the first during a weekend of severe weather. At 6:21 p.m. on July 24, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Swartz Creek, near Flushing, moving southeast at 30 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service. Related: Tornado, waterspout spotted near Lake Huron shoreline in Michigan’s ThumbA tornado warning was issued for northeast Huron County late Saturday afternoon, and the NWS reported sightings of a tornado and a waterspout along the Lake Hurone shoreline. A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 10 p.m. for Southeastern Michigan. More from MLive:Tornado, waterspout spotted near Lake Huron shoreline in Michigan’s ThumbFlint mayor declares state of emergency due to gun violence in the cityAir Force to land planes on Michigan highway during war training exercisemlive.com
Tornado, waterspout spotted near Lake Huron shoreline in Michigan’s Thumb
HURON COUNTY, MI -- A waterspout and a tornado were both spotted near the Lake Huron shoreline in Michigan’s Thumb region Saturday. At 4:26 p.m. on July 24, a confirmed waterspout was located just offshore near Port Austin, moving east at 45 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service. Related: Afternoon severe weather update: Tornado threat increased, timing of storms more confidentA confirmed tornado was later located near Port Austin at about 4:45 p.m., moving east at 40 mph. Other locations that could be impacted by the tornado include Port Hope, Huron City and Grindstone City, according to the National Weather Service. A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 10 p.m. for Southeastern Michigan.mlive.com
Weather service confirms tornadoes Friday, Saturday as Chicago area under flood watch, thunderstorm risk this week
The National Weather Service confirmed touchdowns of one tornado Friday and three on Saturday in northern Illinois, as thunderstorms and waves of rain with a possibility of flash flooding are expected again this week.chicagotribune.com
Sirens will sound for Michigan’s annual tornado drill today: What to know
This is Michigan Severe Weather Awareness Week and, in keeping with past tradition, the state will conduct a statewide test tornado warning at 1:00 p.m. One thing I want you to remember today is that the sirens are an OUTDOOR warning system. If you hear your siren inside your home, you are lucky…most people watching TV don’t hear their siren. Having a weather radio is your fool-proof way to get warnings…we at Local 4 recommend the Midland weather radio. Every home should have a weather radio.
Severe weather expected in SE Michigan: Heres what to prepare for
DETROIT Southeastern Michigan is under a moderate risk for severe weather Wednesday afternoon. Tornado probabilityMost of the state of Michigan has a 5% chance for a tornado within 25 miles of a location. (WDIV)Damaging wind probabilityThe probability for damaging wind gusts, possibly approaching 70 mph, is a 45% chance within 25 miles of any location in southeastern Michigan. Severe weather expected in SE Michigan -- here's what you should know for June 10, 2020Large hail probabilityThere is a 15% chance for large hail within 25 mile of any location. (WDIV)Here are the key messages to know to stay safe during a severe weather event:Severe Weather Safety reminders (WDIV)Severe weather resources:
Michigan weather: Tornadoes possible as severe storms move across state
DETROIT Meteorologist are forecasting the chance for tornadoes in Michigan as severe weather moves across the state on Wednesday. In southeastern Michigan, severe weather is expected Wednesday afternoon between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Other potential hazards include damaging wind gusts (up to 70 mph) and large hail. Southeastern Michigan is listed under moderate risk for severe weather. Well be tracking:Fast moving t-storms today mean less time than usual to react and seek shelter when a warning is issued. Watch the live radar and weather updates here:
Here are the active weather warnings, watches for each Southeast Michigan county
DETROIT Severe weather is expected across Southeast Michigan on Wednesday afternoon and evening, as strong winds, thunderstorms and even tornadoes are possible. Wayne CountyWayne County is currently under a severe thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m. Wednesday. St. Clair CountySt. Clair County is currently under a severe thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m. Wednesday. Genesee CountyGenesee County is currently under a severe thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m. Wednesday. The county was briefly placed under a severe thunderstorm warning at 2:20 p.m., but it was downgraded to a severe thunderstorm watch by 2:35 p.m.Sanilac County
Metro Detroit weather: Tracking 2 severe storm chances over next 24 hours
Severe weather threatsAs the remnants of Cristobal move through the Great Lakes, well see scattered showers and thunderstorms Tuesday evening and overnight. Were under a category one severe risk Tuesday night (marginal), thats the lowest on the scale. Severe risk (WDIV)Once the overnight showers and storms exit, we'll be dry with breaks in the clouds for the remainder of Wednesday morning. And our severe risk is category 3 (Enhanced) for Wednesday. Severe threats Wednesday (WDIV)By midnight, the severe threat will have passed, and we'll start feeling drier air advance into the area.
Would you know what to do during a tornado? We have tips
As mid-May arrives, tornado season begins to reach its peak, proving to be a big threat, and nearly every state in the United States can experience a tornado. Having said that, do you know the safest things you can do for you and your family should a tornado strike near your home? Because of that, it’s smart to consider what room may be safest for you, in the event of a tornado. Mobile homes are simply not designed to withstand a tornado or strong winds in severe storms. [WATCH: When you see a tornado while driving, here’s what to do]The time to find shelter is when you are under a tornado warning, so while all of this is helpful information, the best thing you can do is know the signs before a tornado hits.