Michigan Storm – The Big Storm of August 2nd 2015

Thumb Power Outage

It isn’t very often that the MichiganThumb region gets a huge storm. But when it does it certainly wakes people up on just our fragile our existence can be. A Michigan Storm and hit quickly fueled by the Great Lakes.

In the mid-afternoon of Sunday, August 2nd, 2015, the thumb experienced tropical storm force winds, two observed tornadoes, property damage and disrupted power thousands of residents in the region.

The pictures below reflect the leading edge of the first wave of Michigan storms that hit along the Upper Thumb coastline. Taken near Oak Beach, we saw flying tree branches and debris immediately as the winds hit shore. PWCs struggled to anchor along the shore, folks enjoying a Sunday afternoon at Oak Beach County Park were drenched by horizontal winds that drove rain and pea-sized hail into the pavilion area. We had to stop and ride out the first part of the storm as we didn’t want to get hit by tree branches.

If you were there and have pictures or videos of any Michigan storm to share please go to ThumbWind’s Facebook Page and tell us of your experience.

Michigan Storm August 2, 2015 Michigan Storm August 2, 2015  Michigan Storm August 2, 2015 Michigan Storm August 2, 2015 Michigan Storm August 2, 2015 Michigan Thumb Storm August 2, 2015Michigan Storm August 2, 2015Michigan Thumb Storm August 2, 2015


Mike Hardy

Mike Hardy is a Marketing Information Technology Manager and author of a fun-loving blog covering topics of the Upper Thumb of Michigan. Starting in 2009, he authored a vast range of content and established a loyal base of 15,000 visitors per month. Mike welcomes your feedback, which can be found on Thumbwinds, "About" page.

1 Response

  1. Amazing photos!
    It was an incredible series of storms up north also. I happened to be in the UP with my daughter, returning home on the bridge when the trailers attached to two other vehicles flipped over due to the ferocious winds. I think it was the only time in my life I’ve ever been frightened driving the Mighty Mac.

%d bloggers like this: