NWS: 2 tornadoes touched down in Mid-Michigan during Friday stor - WNEM TV 5

NWS: 2 tornadoes touched down in Mid-Michigan during Friday storms

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The National Weather Service has confirmed that two tornadoes touched down in Mid-Michigan during a line of storms that rolled through Friday morning. A third tornado has also been reported in the state.

The Mid-Michigan twisters hit in Bad Axe in Huron County and in Applegate in Sanilac County.

The Bad Axe tornado was rated an EF-0 with estimated peak winds of 85 mph. A damage survey found that the funnel touched down 1 mile west of Bad Axe just south of M-53 at Barrie Road. It hit the ground at 6:46 a.m. and stayed on the ground for only .6 miles, lifting one minute later near M-53 and Western Avenue, .4 miles west of Bad Axe. There were no injuries as a result of the storm.

The Applegate tornado was rated an EF-1 with estimated peak winds at 90 mph. Experts found the funnel touched down at 7:13 a.m., 6.5 miles west-southwest of Applegate, .5 miles east of the intersection of Marlette and Loeding Roads. The storm was on the ground for 3.6 miles, and was 150 yards wide. It dissipated at 7:17 a.m. about 2.9 miles west-southwest of Applegate in a field just northeast of the intersection of Marlette and Tubbs roads. There are no reports of any injuries at this time.

The National Weather Service also confirms that a third tornado touched down in St. Clair County, near Yale. Experts say the EF-0 twister packed winds peaking at 85 miles per hour. It touched down at 7:20 a.m., 5.3 miles east-northeast of Yale near the intersection of Kilgore and Jeddo Roads. It traveled .8 miles before lifting just east of the intersection of Jeddo and Duce Roads at 7:21 a.m. There are no reported injuries.


EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH

There were no Mid-Michigan warnings or watches issued from the National Weather Service with this storm.

**EDITOR'S NOTE: A previous version of this story cited the National Weather Service which said that Applegate was in Huron County. That is incorrect. The story has been updated to reflect those changes.**


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