Past Emergency Events

On the afternoon of June 27, 2006, an average thunderstorm located in southeastern Jackson County moving east at 30 MPH quickly became severe over the Village of Manchester and developed into a low-topped Supercell over Pittsfield Township. Heres the timeline:

Time

Event/Action

1400

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PARTIALLY ACTIVATES THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER WHEN NOAAPORT RADAR IMAGERY BEGINS TO DETECT ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING ACROSS SOUTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN.

1424

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT MONITORS MANCHESTER FIRE AS THEY RESPOND TO REPORTS OF TREES DOWN ON POWER LINES DIRECTLY UNDER A DEVELOPING THUNDERSTORM. NWS OFFICIALS NOTIFIED.

1432

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUES A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR WASHTENAW COUNTY UNTIL 1545.

1445

HAIL REPORTED BY THE PUBLIC AT HICKORY STICKS GOLF CLUB IN FREEDOM TOWNSHIP.

1450

TRAINED SPOTTER REPORTS HAIL AND 65 MPH WINDS CREATING 6 DIAMETER TREE LIMB DAMAGE IN SALINE.

1458

TRAINED SPOTTER REPORTS 1 HAIL AND 55 MPH WINDS AT TEXTILE AND ANN ARBOR-SALINE ROADS IN LODI TOWNSHIP.

1500

TRAINED SPOTTER REPORTS HAIL 3 MILES NORTH OF SALINE.

1503

THE WEATHER STATION AT ANN ARBOR AIRPORT REGISTERS A 65 MPH WIND GUST.

1507

TRAINED SPOTTER REPORTS 1.75 INCH HAIL AT STATE STREET AND MORGAN ROAD IN PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP.

1510

CITIZEN REPORTS TWO 12-INCH TREES DOWNED ACROSS RAILROAD TRACKS NEAR MORGAN AND STATE ROADS IN PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP.

1510

LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTS SIX UTILITY POLES DOWNED ON PLATT ROAD SOUTH OF ELLSWORTH.

1510

NUMEROUS REPORTS FROM TRAINED SPOTTERS AND CITIZENS ABOUT HAIL BETWEEN PEA-SIZED AND 1 INCH IN DIAMETER ACCUMULATING ON GROUND BETWEEN SALINE AND YPSILANTI.

1510

NWS EMPLOYEE REPORTS HAIL AT THE INTERSECTION OF PACKARD AND EISENHOWER IN ANN ARBOR.

1512

TRAINED SPOTTER REPORTS 1 HAIL AT PLATT AND ELLSWORTH IN ANN ARBOR.

1512

TRAINED SPOTTER REPORTS HAIL AND 56 MPH WINDS NEAR ELLSWORTH AND CARPENTER ROADS IN PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP.

1514

LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTED A LARGE TREE DOWNED ONTO A CAR IN ANN ARBOR.

1515 to 1545

NUMEROUS TRAINED SPOTTERS REPORT PEA-SIZED HAIL AND WIND GUSTS TO 50 MPH AROUND SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP, YPSILANTI CITY AND YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP.

1545

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR WASHTENAW COUNTY EXPIRES AS THE STORM MOVES INTO WESTERN WAYNE COUNTY AND WEAKENS.




Hail Hail with Snow Shovel. Photo by Washtenaw County

Hail on Deck. Photo by Washtenaw County


Six Power Poles Blown Down. Photo by Washtenaw County

Tree fallen over Rail Road Tracks. Photo by Washtenaw County


Wall Cloud Picture. Photo by Cyndi Kahlbaum

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