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National Weather Service confirms two tornadoes on Thursday evening

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Waterspout spotted over George Lake before coming ashore Thursday Evening. Photo by: Noah Mehalski Waterspout spotted over George Lake before coming ashore Thursday Evening. Photo by: Noah Mehalski
Tornado Information: Kingston, Thursday August 17 Tornado Information: Kingston, Thursday August 17
Tornado Information: Lupton, Thursday August 17 Tornado Information: Lupton, Thursday August 17
KINGSTON, MI (WNEM) -

The National Weather Service in Detroit has confirmed Thursday’s tornado in far southeastern Tuscola County as an EF-0 with maximum winds of 75 mph. The tornado was determined to have been on the ground for 3 miles, touching down 2.6 miles SE of Kingston at 8:10 PM Thursday.

Click here for helicopter footage of the damage.

The tornado was on the ground for 7 minutes, and did damage to trees and crops along a path from Clothier Road, between Denhoff and Brief Roads, to the intersection of Marton Road and M-46. Damage was also observed at a building near that intersection, with some of the roofing material removed.

>>Slideshow: Storm damage, August 17<<

The National Weather Service in Gaylord has also confirmed the touchdown of a second EF-0 tornado in the Ogemaw County town of Lupton. The twister began as a waterspout over George Lake and briefly moved ashore before dissipating. Though it was only determined to have been on the ground for just over a tenth of a mile, several docks, boats, and houses sustained damage on the lake's north side. Maximum winds were estimated at 80 mph.

Below is a look at the Enhanced Fujita Scale, which is used to place tornadoes into different categories.

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

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