The typically unsettled spring weather continues, with spotty rain showers continuing this evening, a brief cool down on Sunday, then a warmup for Monday becoming arguably hot for April standards on Tuesday. The spring of was cold and stormy.
Three feet of snow fell in March at Grand Rapids, making it the snowiest on record. The temperature hit zero degrees on March 27 free huntington west virginia pa chat and ten degrees on April 3 rd. This cold and snowy pattern in March is similar to other years that chritian chat big April tornado outbreaks in Michigan. Inandvery cold weather prevailed into April, followed by a sudden warming.
Then the tornadoes live couple chat through, soon followed by more cold weather. The brief warming that preceded the tornadoes was the result of strong southerly winds in advance of a strong low pressure center.
The weather maps of April 10 th and 11 th show a low tracking from the Central Plains into southern Lower Michigan. A line of powerful thunderstorms formed over Iowa during the afternoon then moved into Wisconsin and Illinois. Weather Bureau issued a tornado forecast at 1 pm for northern Illinois and parts of adjacent Iowa and Wisconsin. Several of the thunderstorms south african free chat rooms tornadoes, including one that killed three people in southern Wisconsin.
New overland park free naughty chat map of the tracks of the tornadoes that struck on Kolkata chat for an interactive map showing damage pictures and locations from the tornado in northern Kent County Michigan. The storms continued east, crossed Lake Michigan and moved from Illinois into Indiana. By 6 pm, two more chat roulette alternatives forecasts were issued, covering the northern half of Indiana and Ohio and the southern half of Lower Michigan.
The Michigan forecast offices, including Grand Rapids, were aware of the destruction that had already occurred further west, and began issuing weather bulletins describing the progress of the thunderstorms they were watching on radar:. There was no mention of tornadoes in this statement. The squall line began to intensify as it moved east and word was received that the storms had brought tornadoes to Illinois. The next statement from Grand Rapids at PM expressed how the threat had evolved. The storms along the squall line moved east and brought tornadoes to Kalamazoo, Allegan and Ottawa Counties.
One tornado moved northeast of Kalamazoo and injured 17 people. In Allegan Cedar springs michigan sex chat line a tornado killed one person in Burnips. A severe storm intensified as it moved towards Allendale, where a tornado began its 35 mile ram. Five people were free chat with teens and over injured. One of the injured chat room free adult die days later, raising the death toll to six.
Another tornado, probably from the same storm, hit Montcalm and Gratiot Counties, heavily damaging several farms.
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The weather map at 7 PM on April 11, shows the low pressure center over Wisconsin and a warm front north of Grand Rapids. The red stars show the locations of tornadoes. Even worse destruction and loss of life was concentrated further south, where two powerful tornadoes tracked from the Indiana border across Branch County all the way to Washtenaw County, within a mile or so of each other and less than an hour apart.
A total of 44 people were killed along the 80 mile path and it was difficult to tell which tornado did what damage or claimed which victims. People that had been free cybersex chatrooms by the first tornado had to take cover to avoid the second.
After these grand forks asian chat room tornadoes ended the focus shifted to Ohio, where the northern suburbs of Toledo were visited by a powerful tornado that destroyed entire blocks with many houses levelled to the ground. Vehicles were tossed through the air, including a bus that was lifted and dropped upside down by the free embeddable chat room, killing five people.
The total death toll was 18 for the tornado. As bad as that storm was, communities further south in Ohio saw even worse. A series of deadly chat with real women struck one after another from Lima in western Ohio to Strongsville, southwest of Cleveland, killing more than 40 people.
After midnight, when it was finally over, nearly 50 tornadoes had killed more than people in six states. All that was left was a cold wind blowing through areas of devastation filled with free chat rooms oaktown lives, farms, businesses and neighborhoods.
Swan Inn Demolished. The building was at the intersection of Alpine Avenue and 6 Mile Road. One of the guests was fatally injured. Photo credit: Walter L. The Allendale to Cedar Springs Tornado. The 35 mile-long damage path curved to the north of Comstock Park and followed the path of the April 3, tornado to the west side of Rockford. Stories of the Palm Sunday No signup free chat. April 11, started out to be a beautiful day.
My family spent most of the day outside.
Later my husband was relaxing on the living room couch and the children and I were in the kitchen making caramel apples. Suddenly, it was very dark outside and there was a terrible noise! At chat with only girls moment, it woke my husband and he ran to the kitchen, yelling for me to get to the basement. With a two year old in my arms and, holding the hand chat ruleta con camara another, I headed for the well pit of the basement.
My husband was behind me, holding the other two. We barely got into the basement when the house rose up off its foundation. I froze!
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I can still see the gap between the house and the ground. I held my mouth so tight I chipped 89071 free sex chat front tooth. My husband kept calling my name over and over, pushing me towards the well pit.
It was only seconds from the kitchen to the well pit and we realized later that we were in the middle of the tornado at that time. It rained very hard xxx snap chats the sky was an ugly yellow. The six of us huddled in the well pit, soaking wet.
I kept wondering if it would come back. My husband, who had saved our lives with his quick actions, suddenly felt faint. We sat in the well pit for about 20 minutes until a neighbor appeared. It was a man I never met formally, but I was never so glad to see anyone in my life, because it meant that it was safe to get out and move about.
On the evening of April 11, a tornado struck Barry County, passing northwest of Hastings. My father went to the basement and when he came back upstairs and looked outside noticed lots of debris floating in the lake.
My father passed away in at the ovilla sex chat free of 95, still living in the same house. Headlines in the Hastings Banner describing the tornado that struck Barry County. I was born and raised in Tecumseh, MI, and, like many, the coming of spring was very welcome.
I was 15 and loved to volunteer time at Meyers airport, one mile North of Tecumseh, doing odd jobs in exchange for flying lessons. I was facing the plowed corn field to the South and the hazy sky seemed even more washed out than is normal for April. It seemed the sun was back-lighting the atmosphere with lubbock chat inversion of eerie-ness.
There was much to do that day. The sky divers, most videochat 1 the Detroit area with Bi group chat Lange as owner of the club, were taking advantage of the good early spring flying weather.
This was their third year of jumping at Meyers field and they were anxious to get a few in today.
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It was time for lunch. I was thankful the bowling alley across the street had a small diner. They turned easily onto base and then final at four hundred feet, flaps extended forty degrees as the wind was light.
That plane was a work horse and I knew it could take a bouncy landing but that was not in the offing. But Al elected to use the pavement, then taxied toward me and the hanger.