70 mph gust, 1.75-inch hail, Funnel Cloud in Michigan | Home & Garden
SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) - The National Weather Service says a wave of severe thunderstorms has hit parts of Michigan's Lower Peninsula, generating winds gusting to 70 miles per hour, golf-ball size hail and a funnel cloud.
The weather service says a trained spotter reported a funnel cloud about 3 p.m. Monday at a spot 4 miles west-southwest of Saginaw. There have been no reports of a tornado touchdown.
Hail as large as 1.75 inches has been reported 5 miles north-northwest of Montrose in the Flint area. The weather service also reports trees and wires down in Midland County.
CMS Energy Corp. says thousands of people have lost power.
Severe thunderstorm warnings are in effect for parts of Lapeer, Macomb and Oakland counties at 4:50 p.m. Monday.
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