Severe Weather Wrap – Sunday 4/24



UPDATE: The threat of severe weather in West Michigan has pretty much ended. Storm reports: Gust to 67 mph at the Lansing Airport. Wind damage at Owosso in Shiawassee Co., Tawas in Iosco Co. and Omer in Arenac Co. and Grand Blanc in Genesee Co. 1 ″ hail fell to Argentine in Genesee County and pea-sized hail was reported NE of Kalamazoo.

Blue dots are wind damage reports
Storm Reports for Sunday April 24

Here’s the latest Grand Rapids National Weather Service Forecast Discussion. Lightning strikes.

Storm Reports from Saturday 4/23/22

Here’s Storm Reports from Saturday. There were 4 tornadoes (the red dots on the map above). Looks like they were all weak and short-lived with no reports of injuries. Hail up to two inches in diameter pelted Minco OK. Thunderstorm wind gusts hit 70 mph in a few of the storms. At one point, there was a Tornado Watch in Eastern North Dakota and a snowstorm going on in western North Dakota. Wind gusts up to 72 mph accompanied by snow, which appears from the western Dakotas and western Nebraska into the Rocky Mountains.

Tornado Warning count through Thursday 4/21

Here’s the number of tornado warnings issued by state for Jan. 1 – April 21. Tornadoes have been concentrated in the Southern US with Mississippi and Alabama leading the list.

Some neat tornado trivia here. The article says that the day you are least likely to see a tornado in the US is Jan. 16 and most likely day is May 25. Half of all tornadoes occur from Apr. 1 to June 30 with May getting most of any month at 22% of the total. May 24-31 is the week you are most likely to see large hail in the US as a whole.

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