OT: Severe weather in Michigan

Submitted by ThadMattasagoblin on May 28th, 2013 at 5:50 PM

  "A Tornado Warning remains in effect for Southern Ingham County until 6:15 pm EDT. At 5:42 pm EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Leslie, and moving east at 40 mph."  be safe



May 28th, 2013 at 6:08 PM ^

If you live in the DTE Energy service territory, please report any outages / downed wires to 1-800-477-4747. Please take cover and stay safe - keep at least 20 feet from any wires and assume that they are energized. If I get any information on outages or problems, I can post it here since I get pages regardless of area.

EDIT: It looks like SW Wayne County and southern Washtenaw County might get a slight ding, but nothing like what is going on north of here. All the same, stay safe. 


May 28th, 2013 at 10:18 PM ^

I'll be downtown or at the plants mostly, but who knows.

I also got assigned a little side project of putting together a contact list of all the UofM alumni at DTE though since apparently one doesn't exist already , so you might hear about that sometime when I get around to it

oriental andrew

May 28th, 2013 at 6:16 PM ^

Isn't East Lansing in Ingham County?  What's with the Sparty obsession????  Geez!!!!

Seriously though, stay safe out there.  After all the devastation in OK, I'm sure more than a few people are on edge.  I've been through tornado warnings before, spending time in the basement, and it is no fun at all.  


May 28th, 2013 at 6:30 PM ^

I know it probably sounds ignorant, but I've always wanted to see a tornado. I just feel like it's something that you can't really grasp without seeing it with your own eyes. Hopefully I'd see one in the middle of a cornfield or something and from a safe distance. I did see some water cyclones in Mexico, and those were awesome looking.

Louie C

May 28th, 2013 at 10:54 PM ^

I remember about eight years or so ago, the northern lights were pretty low that year. It was about 4am and I saw them on my way into work, and this was out in the Grand Ledge area. They weren't as magnificent as they are in the north, but it was still pretty cool to see the further south.


May 28th, 2013 at 6:57 PM ^

Because my dumb New Yorker self was driving to the gym when they went off and I had no idea what they were until I got a call from the boyfriend telling me to come home. I assume they cover tornado safety in elementary school in the Midwest, but I can't remember if they had something in UM's orientation for us out-of-state idiots.


May 28th, 2013 at 7:19 PM ^

but didn't turn into much, just clouds spinning in the air.  Its been over an hour an no damage reports that I know of.


This is US-127 a little North of Leslie as the storm passed from WILX in Lansing.




May 29th, 2013 at 12:45 AM ^

That was posted by the NWS in Gaylord, although it occured in the forecast area of the Pontiac NWS near Byron, MI (SW of Flint).  It's tough to say with 100% certaintly that it's touching the ground, as there are some trees obscuring the view, but I would say that it's very very likely.  Tough to say exactly what time this picture was taken, but it was clearly several hours ago.