Large Hail and Severe Wind 5/20/13

The first day home after my plains chase weekend, there was a Slight Risk for severe weather posted up for areas of lower Michigan by the SPC (Storm Prediction Center). All of the ingredients were in place for thunderstorm development. It was only a matter of time before storms fired…

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Showery Sunset 5/14/13

The day began with plentiful sunshine and warm temperatures, but later in the afternoon and evening, some elevated clouds with scattered rain showers and virga moved in. This was the general weather scenario through sunset and beyond. So I was anticipating a decent chance of some sunset photography. I decided…

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Pea Sized Hailstorm (VIDEO + PHOTOS)

A “General Thunderstorm Risk” area was posted for lower Michigan by the SPC (Storm Prediction Center) for April 30, 2013. The HRRR was forecasting a band of elevated showers and thunderstorms to begin developing between 6AM and 9AM across west Michigan. It’s safe to say the HRRR forecast not only…

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