The aftermath of catastrophic Edenville Dam collapse, Michigan

The aftermath of catastrophic Edenville Dam collapse, Michigan

About 10 000 people living in the towns of Edenville, Sanford, and Midland in central Michigan were forced to evacuate on May 19, 2020, after days of heavy rainfall caused catastrophic failure of Edenville and Sanford dams. The National Weather Service (NWS) has…

Arctic air moves to Metro Detroit after record snowfall

Arctic air moves to Metro Detroit after record snowfall

After the snowiest January 18 in Detroit's history, with 17 cm (6.8 inches) recorded at Detroit Metro Airport, the region has moved to a cold stage as most parts of southeast Michigan plummeted into cool temperatures overnight, January 19, 2020. The snowfall…

Ice storm hits Michigan, leaving 50 000 customers without power

Ice storm hits Michigan, leaving 50 000 customers without power

An ice storm swept through parts of Michigan late Tuesday, February 5 into Wednesday, February 6, 2019, leaving nearly 50 000 Consumers Energy customers without power. The worst affected is Kent County with more than 25 000 outages, followed by Muskegon County with…

Bright fireball explodes over Michigan, USGS registers it as M2.0 earthquake

Bright fireball explodes over Michigan, USGS registers it as M2.0 earthquake

A very bright fireball illuminated the sky over Michigan, US at 01:11 UTC on January 17, 2018 (20:11 EST, January 16) and was followed by a sonic boom heard over a wide area. The USGS registered it as M2.0 earthquake just north of Detroit, Michigan. The American…

Windstorm cuts power to more than 1 million in Michigan

Windstorm cuts power to more than 1 million in Michigan

More than 1 million utility customers in Michigan have lost power after a powerful windstorm swept through the state on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. As of early Thursday, some 857 000 were still in the dark. DTE Energy calls it the largest weather event in their…