Power back in Barry, Kzoo, Calhoun counties

Trees down on Baseline Road between East Gull Lake Drive and 39th Street south of Gull Lake on June 13, 2015.


ROSS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — More than 10,000 Consumers Energy customers in parts of Barry, Calhoun and Kalamazoo counties lost power following a storm that prompted a tornado warning Saturday.

Consumers worked Saturday and Sunday to restore power, and the lights were back on for everyone affected by the storm by around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Consumers’ interactive power outage map.

The June 13, 2015 storm over Battle Creek.
(The storm over Battle Creek.)

>>Inside woodtv.com: Power outage map

The Saturday storm that prompted first a severe thunderstorm and then tornado warning was being fed by warm temperatures. Storm Team 8 said it was producing frequent lightning, and was capable of producing golf ball-sized hail and gusty winds in excess of 60 mph.

>>Photos: Aftermath of the storm

Residents in the Richland and Gull Lake area said strong winds and heavy rain came through around 6:30 p.m., and straight-line winds knocked over many trees and downed power lines.

A twisted tree could be a sign of a tornado and radar indicated one was possible, but a tornado has not been verified.

Additionally, the National Weather Service says it does not intend to conduct a survey of whether there actually was a tornado. NWS officials said they decide when to conduct surveys on a case-by-case basis.

There have been no reported injuries.

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Storm Team 8 Forecast

Storm Team 8 weather app

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