Baseball-Sized Hail in Michigan

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Hail in Ovid MI Saturday PM 6 12 21

Golfball to Baseball-sized hail fell in Ovid, Michigan late Saturday afternoon. Ovid is east of St. Johns on M-21 (which is Cascade Road in G.R.) and north-northeast of Lansing. The pics. were taken at the Citgo Gas Station, which is at the main intersection of M-21 and Main right by the Maple River. Large hail like this is rare in Michigan – more common in the Plains States.

Golfball to Baseball -Sized Hail in Ovid MI on 6 12 21 – pic. from Nick Dewhirst

Look at the spike on the hailstone on the bottom. We also had reports of golfball-sized hail plus wind damage in Laingsburg in Shiawassee County and 47 mph winds at the Alma Airport. There was wind damage in St. Joseph County at Fisher’s Lake and just north of Sturgis and trees were knocked down near Clare. 3/4″ hail fell in Mecosta and in Wacousta in Clinton Co. Hail also pelted Holt, Gladwin and Atlanta.

Hail near Perry MI – from Kyle Piers

The Chicago area had some severe weather. Midway Airport had a gust to 68 mph. Cissna Park reached 75 mph. A truck was blown over on I-57. Hail up to 1 1/2″ was reported with up to 2 1/2″ of rain.

Storm Reports from Saturday

Here’s storm reports from Saturday – blue dots are wind damage, green dots are severe criteria hail. There was only one tornado in the U.S. on Saturday.

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