2 Tornadoes Confirmed

September 1st, 2014 at 9:59 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

tornado northern Michigan   Two tornadoes have been confirmed in Northern Lower Michigan Monday afternoon. One in far northeast Kalkaska County (9 miles northeast of Kalkaska), rated an EF-1 with maximum winds around 100 mph, and another just to the southwest of Johannesburg in Otsego County, also rated an EF-1 with maximum winds of 110 mph. More details will be coming soon.  These would be similar to the early July Sunday evening tornado that hit the south G.R. metro area.   No injuries were reported that I can tell.  Three people were trapped in their home by fallen trees for a short time.  A considerable number of trees were toppled and power was out in the areas affected.

One Response to “2 Tornadoes Confirmed”

  1. Ryan (Rockford) says:

    Bill, we drove home this afternoon from Cheboygan and must not have missed either of these tornadoes by very much. We got on I-75 in southern Cheboygan County around 2:15-2:30, and it started POURING within 5 minutes or so. Traffic slowed down to under 40 MPH and some of the bursts of rain, coupled with strong winds, made visibilities almost zero for the next 30 minutes. It continued until probably just shy of Gaylord (in Otsego County) before finally letting up, but this was some of the hardest rain I’ve ever seen. Even with this area being very hilly, some flatter parts of the road had what seemed to be some ponding of water. It was black as night as well!

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