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Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:55 AM

Be safe Michiganders. Severe lightning storm

Here I sit in rural west central MI and I don't think I've experienced so much close cloud to ground lightning in my life. Some down pours, a touch of small hail, not much wind, but the lightning is incredible and persistent. Several instantaneous flash-booms, meaning they're within a mile.

I hope forest fire patrol is on this. We've not had much rain this summer and things are very dry here in the woods.

Radar shows a long band traveling W to E so we may all have a long night of thunder booms.

Be safe. Hope the power grid holds up.

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Reply Be safe Michiganders. Severe lightning storm (Original post)
longship Jul 2012 OP
dmr Jul 2012 #1
longship Jul 2012 #2
Kaleva Jul 2012 #3
Motown_Johnny Jul 2012 #4
longship Jul 2012 #5

Response to longship (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 01:31 AM

1. We had a doozy of a storm up

here in TC. Power is still out. I'm posting from a my DROID. Life is so different without power. It's hot as hell in the house, even with the windows open. They say trees are down. Guess we'll find out tomorrow. But it was a bad storm, one we haven't seen in a long while.

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Response to dmr (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 01:53 AM

2. Rural Newaygo County here

Awesome lightning. Things are calm now, but the last radar I saw was a long line of severe weather. It has passed to the north now. Batten down, my friend.

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Response to longship (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 01:59 AM

3. Had an average thunderstorm here in Upper Michigan last night.

Most of the lightning was off in the distance but there was one big flash of light almost immediately followed by a very loud boom. Rattled the windows.

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Response to longship (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:52 AM

4. Looks like that line broke up before it got to those of us here in Detroit

I hope you made it through safely.

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Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:00 PM

5. There was an evil amount of lightning

But it broke up later. Thank goodness.

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