Confirmed: Six TornadoesMay 29th, 2013 at 10:43 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
The National Weather Service survey teams have confirmed six separate tornado touchdowns between 8:30 and 10: 30 pm Tuesday evening. Here’s their summary of the tornadoes. On the Enhanced Fujita Scale, there were 2 EFO tornadoes, 2 EF1 tornadoes, and 2 EF2 tornadoes. The tornado east of Grand Blanc had an estimated maximum wind speed of 130 mph. There were no serious injuries from the twisters. Note that there were also no serious injuries from the Dexter tornado last year. People are heading warnings and taking action, moving to relatively safer locations. Here’s a helicopter view of some of the damage. Rainfall this month is up to 3.24″ for G.R. and 3.92″ for Lansing. Grand Rapids is now 9.01″ above average for precipitation this year. Two EF1 tornadoes hit NW Pennsylvania. Seven people were injured by these tornadoes. Pictures here. Wednesday was a busy day for severe weather in the U.S. with nearly two dozen tornadoes and over 325 severe reports from Massachusetts to Colorado and Wisconsin to Texas.
It was a mostly sunny and warm day here in E. Tennessee. The high temperature in Knoxville was 88. We spent most of the day inside talking with my mother. Mom will be 94 in July. She still loves to cook and we had a nice beef stew this evening. I’m over at my sister’s now, where they have WI-FI. We did get out for a nice walk. Looks like we may drive mom back to Illinois, then come back to Michigan. The Storm Prediction Center reports nearly two dozen tornadoes and over 325 severe reports in the U.S. on Weds. with severe reports from Massachusetts to E. Colorado and Wisconsin to N Texas. Hurricane Barbara with a well-developed eye hits the SW coast of Mexico. I did get a chance to see the overnight NAM (caribou) and the model gives G.R. 1.36″ of rain from Friday PM thru Saturday AM.