Severe weather uproots 40 trees and brings ping pong sized hail

70 mile per hour winds caused damage across the area including uprooting trees onto cars such as this one by Walloon Lake.

Thunderstorms rumbled across Northern Michigan Monday leaving behind some damage.

The hardest hit area was at Walloon Lake Country Club in Petoskey. Nearly 40 trees were damaged by strong winds coming off of Walloon Lake. Golf course superintendent Scott Pulaski says the winds likely came off the course around 70 mph.

Many of the trees were uprooted and some lost large limbs. Power lines were also reported being down in the immediate area surrounding the lake.

More than 25 crew members were out cleaning up the course today to make sure it was ready to go for the busy holiday weekend.

In Traverse City, brief flooding rains began around 2 p.m. And as the storms moved east they started dropping ping pong size hail in Charlevoix County just after 3 p.m.

Other locations reporting some damage included Houghton Lake where a few trees were blown over.

A semi-trailer was tipped over due to high winds near West Branch in Ogemaw County.

Locations around Glennie

Tawas City, and Beaverton also reported trees being knocked over and power lines blown over before those storms finally moved offshore and into Lake Huron.

Looking ahead

7&4 Meteorologist Joe Charlevoix says there is still a chance for more storms Tuesday.


here remains a slight risk for severe thunderstorms over Northern Lower Michigan Tuesday, although that threat will be very highly dependent on if we get breaks in the clouds to heat things up and create instability for storms to develop and become strong

," Charlevoix said.


If that does happen, any storms could once again drop some large hail and strong winds Tuesday. Cooler and drier weather arrives Friday into the Memorial Day Weekend