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Event Details

Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 70 kts.
State MICHIGAN
County/Area VAN BUREN
WFO GRR
Report Source Law Enforcement
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-07-11 09:10:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 7SSW FOREST DUNES
Begin Lat/Lon 42.21/-86.39
End Date 2011-07-11 09:40:00.0 EST-5
End Location 2NW KANDALL
End Lat/Lon 42.36/-85.82
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Two separate bow echoes moved across western lower Michigan during the morning hours of July 11, producing numerous reports of wind damage. The first bow echo moved onshore north of Muskegon shortly after daybreak. The second bow echo proved to be more destructive as it raced east from northern Illinois across far southern Lake Michigan and southern lower Michigan, resulting in numerous reports of downed trees and power lines. One person lost his life in Cutlerville when a tree fell in the garage he was in.
Event Narrative The Van Buren county sheriff's department reported numerous areas of tree damage countywide in addition to widespread power outages across the southern half of the county. Some of the harder hit areas included Mattawan, Lawton and Hartford. In fact 20 to 25 pine trees were blown down on one property just northeast of Lawton. A trained spotter reported a roof was blown off a ballfield dugout and cinder blocks were blown 30 feet, also in Lawton.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 1 8.301M 0.00K
HART OCEANA CO. MI 07/11/2011 06:34 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WABANINGO MUSKEGON CO. MI 07/11/2011 06:34 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 57 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEWAYGO NEWAYGO CO. MI 07/11/2011 07:00 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JENNISON KENT CO. MI 07/11/2011 07:24 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
TWIN LAKE MUSKEGON CO. MI 07/11/2011 08:51 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OTTAWA BEACH OTTAWA CO. MI 07/11/2011 09:00 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 2.000M 0.00K
FOREST DUNES VAN BUREN CO. MI 07/11/2011 09:10 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CEDAR BLUFF ALLEGAN CO. MI 07/11/2011 09:16 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
TEXAS CORNERS KALAMAZOO CO. MI 07/11/2011 09:38 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 1.000M 0.00K
ORANGEVILLE BARRY CO. MI 07/11/2011 09:50 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
BYRON CENTER KENT CO. MI 07/11/2011 09:57 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 1 1 5.000M 0.00K
RENTON CALHOUN CO. MI 07/11/2011 10:05 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 1 8.301M 0.00K