Stormy storms ripped across the upper and northern peninsula (19659005) The National Weather Service confirmed a funnel cloud near Hancock
"I looked up at the sky above me, I could Seeing the deeper clouds We turned in the opposite direction from those above them, "said Wayne Siira, 36, from Franklin Township, just before Hancock. "You never see such a thing up there."
Siira stopped to photograph the cloud as she moved across the sky, but then a rainstorm convinced him to go home. His house was spared, but he said there were branches in the area and he had to chase his daughter's car down the street when the wind tried to steal it.
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Another round of storms – called a quasi-linear convection system – is said to break through the central west portion of lower Michigan on late Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night, according to the National Weather Service at White Lake Township.
"They had gone through a few laps of storms, they have had some heavy rain," said meteorologist Trent Frey. "With the QLCS there is a chance for (some) damaging winds and some torrential rains."
Consumer Power reported that approximately 14,500 customers were left without power due to the storms at 1pm. Tuesday. Most sporadic failures occurred along a route that ran northeast from Ludington through the Kalkaska area to Gaylord.
Ashley Coon, 31, of Gaylord said her phone triggered a severe weather alarm at 2 am when the storm broke. Her house was not damaged, but the warehouse at her employer, Great Lakes Marine, was.
"The two entrance doors were blown in and part of the roof was torn down," Coon said.
The company is a dealer for decks and ship hoists. One of its products, a 4-foot 10-segment dock, weighs 120 pounds.
"One of those was thrown about 80 feet," Coon said. "It's bizarre how the storm came in certain areas, but not others."
Coon said she hopes the next round of storms will be less severe.
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