August 23, 2007 Severe Thunderstorm Event

Severe Thunderstorms swept through the Lansing area in the evening hours of August 23, 2007 and caused some considerable damage. The Lansing Area Skywarn net was activated throughout the entire event, and helped provide the National Weather Service with storm reports. Wind gusts of over 50 mph were recorded by spotters, and numerous trees were reported down.

Here are a few of the images we received from the storm:

Delta Township Trees down Delta Township Trees down Delta Township Trees down Delta Township Trees down Delta Township Trees down Delta Township Trees down Trees down on a home in Eaton Rapids Eaton Rapids

Last two pictures courtesy of KC8TCS

Skywarn Net Log: 

1701 - Net Activation
1704 - Check in KC8ZPX
1704 - Check In KC8ZGZ - Dave in Holt
1704 - Check in KC8TCS - Pete Ingham County
1704 - Check in N9VQB - Eaton County
1709 - Check in N8YQJ - Ralph Mobile
1710 - Check in N8SG - Larry Mobile on 127 Dewitt to St Johns
1722 - Check in KD8BD Jolly Cedar
1728 - Check in W8RQ WB 94 in Washtenaw County
1738 - Check in KB8TTS Bill South Ingham County/ Harper & Okemos
1738 - Check In KB8RAD KB8ZXR Don and Julie in Holt
1739 - Check In KD8BOQ Onondaga & Holt Cory
1741 - Check in W8ERV Jim
1741 - Check in N8GSK Rob Mobile SB I-69
1746 - Check Out - KC8ZPX
1747 - Check in - Pete KC8TCS Mobile in Eaton County
1805 - Check in KE4NJR - Terry in Charlotte
1825 - W8RQ Check out
1829 - Check in KC8QZB - John - South Lansing
1830 - Check in KB8SXK - SW Corner of Clinton County/Eagle
1841 - KC8TCS Mobile in Hamlin Township
1841 - Check in WA8KZY Mobile in Lansing
1855 - KC8TCS Mason & Lawrence large tree down & sign out
1857 - N8GSK Wind Gust to 50
1857 - KD8BOQ Checking out
1900 - Check in - W2PMH - Meridian Mall & Downtown
1911 - Check in - W8RCM - Rick mobile M36 and M52 on way to Meridian Mall
1916 - W8ERV 45-50 mph Wind Gusts Michigan & Verlinden
1917 - KC8TCS Check in Eaton Rapids
1918 - W8RQ 3-4" healthy branches ripped off trees in Delta Twp
1919 - KD8BOQ Check in
1919 - KC8TCS Hamlin Township wire down on fire 5 point high way and canfield rd
1919 - KB8MIR Harriet St in Delta Township Healthy 4-6 inches
1922 - WB8NUS Delta TOwnship Fire reporting 14 lines down
1923 - W8RQ 12" section of large tree broken off on top of a home on Sunset in Delta Township
1926 - KC8TCS Wires Down at Canfield & M-50
1926 - N8SG Wires and trees down in Wacousta and Fowler
1927 - KC8TCS Scout North of Columbia - Tree landed onto a house and collapsed.
1932 - KC8WJY/W8ABE mobile
1936 - KC8WJY couple branches down on Washington 2-3" in diameter. Miller just west of Washington 4-5" diameter healthy
1940 - KC8TCS - 8770 Columbia west of canal rd tree across westbound lane approx 8inch in diameter
1945 - KC8TCS - 1463 Scout - 18 inches in Diameter. Negative on Injuries.
1946 - KC8WJY 4-5 inch branch down healthy east of washington on miller. Couple branches down on cooper 3-4" in diameter
1950 - KC8WJY 4-5 inches in diameter healthy hilliard street. 100 yards south of miller.
1951 - KC8WJY/W8ABE Enroute to Dewitt
1952 - N8VQB - Check out
1953 - KC8WJY - Miller & Cedar 3-4 inch branches down
1954 - WA8KZY - Check out - 28 mph highest wind gust clocked M-99 and Holt
1955 - W8RQ - Sending photos
1956 - KB8TTS/W8ERV cleared to 94
1957 - KC8TCS - 3 feet in diameter tree down on Scout rd.
1959 - W8TCC - Dewitt Rd 3/4 mile north of State Rd Clinton County tree 6-8 inches in Diameter healthy
2000 - KD8BOQ - Check OUt
2000 - KC8WJY - Corner of Aurelius and Jolly Plenty of branches down 3-4 inches in diameter. 5 inches the biggest. Jet Engineering bldg 8 inches in diameter branch down
2001 - KC8TCS - 3 older power poles in middle of field south of Island Hwy on Gunnell stilting towards road.
2002 - W8TCC - Airport and Stoll rd - 4-6 feet in diameter, old tree laying on van, still green leaves in Dewitt. Second tree about a foot in diameter. Fresh tree. Possible insect damage on 1/2 of it.
2005 - W8TCC - Tent all busted up and moved.
2006 - KC8ZGZ Check out
2007 - KB8TTS - Check out
2007 - W8TCC 15324 Airport Rd 1/4 mile south of Stoll uprooted pine tree 20-30 foot tall laying across the lawn. 8 feet in diamater hole across the ground.
2009 - W8ERV - Check Out
2015 - K8GVK - Dave Check in from Williamston
2016 - W8TCC AIrport and Grand River - stoplights out
2021 - W8ABE 2 feet in diameter turner and webb healthy
2022 - W8TCC check out
2023 - W8ABE - Branch above on top of a car
2030 - KC8WJY heading towards Wacousta
2033 - N8GSK - Checking out
2035 - W8RCM - Checking out
2038 - KD8BD - Checking Out
2040 - Partially uprooted tree Wacousta and Herbison - Diameter 2 feet in diameter - Healthy

2046 Net Shutdown
Checkouts:
KB8RAD
KC8NJK
W2PMH
KB8ZXR


Local Storm Report from the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids:

0704 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 N EATON RAPIDS        42.58N 84.65W
08/23/2007                   EATON              MI   BROADCAST MEDIA

            TREE ON HOUSE. HOUSE COLLAPSED. ON SCOUT ROAD NORTH OF
            COLUMBIA ROAD.

0710 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 W LANSING             42.71N 84.61W
08/23/2007                   EATON              MI   BROADCAST MEDIA

            POWER LINES DOWN. 12 INCH DIAMETER TREE ON TOP ON HOUSE

0712 PM     TSTM WND DMG     WACOUSTA                42.83N 84.70W
08/23/2007                   CLINTON            MI   AMATEUR RADIO

            TREES DOWN IN WACOUSTA.

0716 PM     TSTM WND DMG     DE WITT                 42.84N 84.58W
08/23/2007                   CLINTON            MI   EMERGENCY MNGR

            2 FOOT DIAMETER TREE DOWN ON CAR

0716 PM     TSTM WND GST     LANSING                 42.71N 84.55W
08/23/2007  M58.00 MPH       INGHAM             MI   ASOS