Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Hail
Magnitude 0.75 in.
State MICHIGAN
County/Area VAN BUREN
WFO GRR
Report Source Trained Spotter
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-05-03 17:30:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 2W GOBLES WIDNERS ARPT
Begin Lat/Lon 42.28/-85.9
End Date 2012-05-03 17:30:00.0 EST-5
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 An upper low moving over a warm front that stretched across northern Lower Michigan set the stage for heavy rainfall on May 3rd. Training thunderstorms (storms that move over the same location) produced 5 to 7 inches of rainfall across portions of Mason and Lake counties. The heavy rainfall resulted in roads that were either flooded or washed out. As the day progressed, strong to severe storms developed in the warm humid airmass. Golf ball size hail was reported in Mason and a 10 x 20 foot section of roof was blown off of a commercial building a few miles south of Lansing.
Event Narrative Three quarters inch hail was reported by a trained spotter near Gobles.


     ‚Äč



All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 1.350M 0.00K
LAKE (ZONE) LAKE (ZONE) MI 05/03/2012 04:35 EST-5 Strong Wind 45 kts. EG 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
FREESOIL MASON CO. MI 05/03/2012 08:20 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
BRANCH LAKE CO. MI 05/03/2012 09:00 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 70.00K 0.00K
ORONO OSCEOLA CO. MI 05/03/2012 09:30 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
LUDINGTON MASON CO. MI 05/03/2012 10:44 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CUSTER MASON CO. MI 05/03/2012 12:22 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LUDINGTON MASON CO. MI 05/03/2012 12:30 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
SHELBY OCEANA CO. MI 05/03/2012 13:49 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BIG RAPIDS MECOSTA CO. MI 05/03/2012 15:00 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.01K 0.00K
WAYLAND ALLEGAN CO. MI 05/03/2012 15:50 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOWENS MILLS BARRY CO. MI 05/03/2012 15:51 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRADLEY ALLEGAN CO. MI 05/03/2012 15:51 EST-5 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EAST PARIS KENT CO. MI 05/03/2012 16:20 EST-5 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TWIN LAKE MUSKEGON CO. MI 05/03/2012 16:20 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WAYLAND ALLEGAN CO. MI 05/03/2012 16:24 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST JOHNS CLINTON CO. MI 05/03/2012 16:45 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
MERLE BEACH CLINTON CO. MI 05/03/2012 17:03 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
(AZO)KALAMAZOO ARPT KALAMAZOO CO. MI 05/03/2012 17:25 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GOBLES WIDNERS ARPT VAN BUREN CO. MI 05/03/2012 17:30 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KENT (ZONE) KENT (ZONE) MI 05/03/2012 17:46 EST-5 Strong Wind 45 kts. EG 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
NASHVILLE BARRY CO. MI 05/03/2012 17:57 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AMSDEN MONTCALM CO. MI 05/03/2012 17:58 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
SUNFIELD EATON CO. MI 05/03/2012 18:00 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MASON INGHAM CO. MI 05/03/2012 18:30 EST-5 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOLT INGHAM CO. MI 05/03/2012 18:35 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
WOODVILLE JACKSON CO. MI 05/03/2012 21:20 EST-5 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 1.350M 0.00K