End of severe storms brings wind, cold, and scattered snow to start the week
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 02:34:54 GMT —
A strong low pressure system moving through the northern Great Lakes brought severe storms Sunday, and will turn into scattered snow for Monday.
Storms Sunday caused quite a bit of damage across the area - knocking down trees, downing power lines, and causing flash flooding.
Some of the major damage reports include :
Flooding - 12-14" of standing water in downtown Sault Ste. Marie due to clogged drains, flooding along streets and in yards in East Jordan, flooding over the US-31 and M-55 in Manistee intersection, flooding at the Business 131 and Granite St. intersection and in nearby neighborhoods in Cadillac, 16th and 14th streets at Veterans Drive flooding in Traverse City, flooding at the Garfield and S. Airport Rd. intersection in Traverse City, flooding at intersections in Lake City, flooding on East Torch Lake Dr near Old State Rd
Damage - Downed trees closed I-75 in both directions between Frederic and Waters in Otsego and Crawford counties for a couple hours, multiple trees down across Roscommon County, several trees and power lines down in W Gladwin County, multiple trees down near Sparr in Otsego County, power lines down in Saint Helen in Roscommon County, multiple trees down across Crawford County, large trees down outside Maple Ridge in Arenac County, trees down in Atlanta in Montmorency County, trees down in Whittemore in Iosco County, numerous trees down/shingles and soffit ripped off of several homes/M-76 in town closed due to trees down in Sterling in Arenac County, multiple trees down across Alcona County
Wind Gusts - Gladwin County- 62mph, Ossineke (Alpena County)- 56mph
Some high rain reports include : Boyne City- 1.55", Sault Ste. Marie- 1.25", East Jordan- 1.12", Allenville- 1.06", Cadillac- 1.79", Indian River- 0.9", 2 miles WNW East Jordan- 1.83", 4 miles SSE South Boardman- 0.9" (20 minutes) 1.19" (12hrs), 4 miles SW Bliss- 1.48", Charlevoix- 1.95", Kelden- 1.33", 3 miles WNW Kinross- 1.87", 4 miles south Clam River- 1.72", Williamsburg - 1.45", Interlochen- 1.67", 3 miles SW Levering- 2.21", Waters- 1.4", Lovells- 1.33", Frankfort- 1.63", Trout Lake- 1.69", Petoskey- 1.68", Ironton- 2.16", Brethren- 1.36"
Rain showers continue to move across the area Sunday night, but will start to become more scattered into the late night hours as the low pressure system moves into Canada. Winds will remain high - out of the NW at 25-40mph with gusts possible to 60mph. Because of this, we have a high wind warning in effect until 7am Monday for all of northern Michigan. Winds this high can cause tree damage, cause power outages, and make driving difficult.
Behind this system much cooler air will move in, causing wintry mix overnight Sunday into Monday, then changing into snow showers. Most will only see about 1" out of this system, but some, especially in the lake effect areas, could pick up closer to 4" Monday.
Cooler temps stick around, but some sunshine looks to return Tuesday.