He said numerous roads were blocked with trees and power lines. Michigan’s Deadliest Tornado . Cloudy and chilly with a slight chance for rain. GAYLORD, MI — Severe weather rolled across Northern Michigan yesterday, dropping two tornadoes containing winds in excess of 100 mph. 24/7 coverage of breaking news and live events. After Friday’s severe weather and warm temperatures, get ready for a temperature whip-lash as you step outside this morning.
Authorities were conducting a grid search through the east side of the county to survey damage and look for anyone in distress. According to the SPC, one tornado touched down in Pierce County, Wis., about five miles north-northeast of Prescott. Rodger Hathaway said about half of the building was destroyed, but nobody was inside when the tornado hit and no injuries were reported. Storms swept across Michigan yesterday. Trees were blown down throughout the park and some trailers got blown off their foundations. ", Approximately 24 homes in Sharon Carty's Huron Farms neighborhood "are pretty much unlivable," Sheriff's spokesman Derrick Jackson told The AP. "It was pretty intense. Just heavy rain; heavy wind," Ryan Winchester, who manages the Mobil Station in Dexter, told ABC News. It sounded like a train coming. Heavy tree damage was seen, along with debris hanging from tree branches. The tornado touched down in the Durand and Vernon areas of Shiawassee County around 6:45 p.m. CMS Energy Corp.'s Consumers Energy unit reports more than 213,900 customers without service. "I'm just glad everyone's alright … too bad about the homes but everyone's okay, so that's good … I've been living in Dexter for a long time and never … I've never seen anything like it. No serious injuries or deaths were reported to authorities, however. The tornado touched down in the Durand and Vernon areas of Shiawassee County around 6:45 p.m. The skies were reportedly clear at the time of the strike. There have been 10 other tornadoes this early in the season in 2012 in the state of Michigan, but this is the farthest north of them all. Tornado watches expired without any confirmed as of Monday morning, but a possible brief tornado was reported in Newaygo County. Rare northern twisters tear through neighborhoods just outside Detroit. Storms swept across Michigan yesterday. A tornado was confirmed by the National Weather Service in Barry County Sunday, but that was after the tornado warning lasted a brief nine minutes. Trees and power lines had been downed, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Amos Dodson. The tornado then lifted near Haggerty Road and Newport Drive.” This is the first December tornado in recorded Michigan history.
A barn was completely flattened and numerous trees were knocked down as the tornado moved through. A few sprinkles are possible along with a few flurries north of the Great Lakes Bay Region. As of this morning, more than 450,000 homes and business are without power, according to the Associated Press: DETROIT (AP) - The National Weather Service is forecasting a chance of strong thunderstorms starting Saturday night through Sunday in much of southern Michigan. There were also dozens of damage reports into Clayton Township, Flushing, Flint Township and Genesee Township. "I'm feeling good that nobody has reported being hurt or killed," BeGole said. In the past 60 years Michigan has seen a little less than 1,000 tornadoes, and most have occurred during the severe weather months of April and May, and into the summer months. An elderly couple lost their home after its roof got ripped off. There has only been one F5 tornado on record in Michigan and it caused an incredible amount of damage. Firefighters, utility crews, public works crews and police need space to continue relief efforts. First there were tornado watches, then a tornado warning in Newaygo County. As the storm continued moving northeast, it slammed into the Camelot Villas mobile home community in Genesee Township. Shiawassee County Sheriff Brian BeGole said the tornado touched down in the area of Shoreline Lakes Condo Association on Tyrell Road and proceeded northeast. Once the watches ended, high winds swept across the state knocking over trees and powerlines. Great Lakes Fabrication and Machining in Durand suffered heavy damage. Folks whose houses were hit are pretty stunned. We couldn't see more than 10 feet in front of us. Smaller outages were reported in Clinton and Saginaw counties.
Chilly weather to start the week. "It sounded like a train going right by you and all of a sudden pieces were getting ripped off it," said Tanner Frederic, who took refuge in the barn. Chilly November-like temperatures hang around into next week. GAYLORD — The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for parts of Emmet and Cheboygan counties through 4:45 p.m. Saturday, July 18. The storms are expected to start in southwest Michigan on Saturday night. It started hailing, and the wind was so loud as it got closer, it was extremely scary," said Dexter resident Matthew Altruda, who was golfing with his friends when the storm hit. The National Weather Service said a "significant'' tornado touched down in Washtenaw County at about 5:15 p.m., and there were over 200 reports of severe weather Thursday from Tennessee through Michigan. The storm, called the Flint-Beecher Tornado was categorized as “Incredible” with wind speeds between 261-318 mph and the storm was the ninth deadliest tornado in United States history. It’s hard to believe that we are into the last week of October and as we wrap up the month this week, our forecast looks cooler than normal with some chances for rain with a few flakes of snow possibly mixed in. Crews assessing damage in the area told The AP that one home appeared to be completely flattened, while a nearby house lost the majority of its roof and its second floor. It moved rapidly northeast in Genesee County. "We just shut the door and prayed and held hands and stuff and calling our husbands telling them not to come home," one survivor told ABC News. And there are no big warm ups on the horizon as a long stretch of below normal temperatures is just beginning.
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