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The chance of earthquake damage in Michigan is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Michigan is about the same as the national average.

Topics:Earthquake IndexVolcano IndexTornado IndexOther Weather Extremes EventsVolcanos NearbyHistorical Earthquake EventsHistorical Tornado Events

Earthquake Index, #43

Michigan
0.04
U.S.
1.81

The earthquake index value is calculated based on historical earthquake events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the earthquake level in a region. A higher earthquake index value means a higher chance of an earthquake.

Volcano Index, #14

Michigan
0.0000
U.S.
0.0023

The volcano index value is calculated based on the currently known volcanoes using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the possibility of a region being affected by a possible volcano eruption. A higher volcano index value means a higher chance of being affected.

Tornado Index, #19

Michigan
140.33
U.S.
136.45

The tornado index value is calculated based on historical tornado events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the tornado level in a region. A higher tornado index value means a higher chance of tornado events.

Other Weather Extremes Events

A total of 15,760 other weather extremes events from 1950 to 2010 were recorded in Michigan. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:81Cold:87Dense Fog:29Drought:9
Dust Storm:0Flood:692Hail:4,144Heat:16Heavy Snow:741
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:52Landslide:0Strong Wind:206
Thunderstorm Winds:8,371Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:21Winter Storm:569Winter Weather:222
Other:520 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Michigan.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in Michigan.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Michigan.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 325 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in Michigan.

DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1953-06-08543°06'N / 83°51'W43°06'N / 83°39'W9.60 Miles833 Yards11678525.0M0Genesee
1953-06-08543°06'N / 83°39'W43°09'N / 83°28'W9.30 Miles833 Yards0025.0M0Genesee
1953-06-08543°09'N / 83°28'W43°10'N / 83°25'W05925.0M0Lapeer
1956-04-03542°40'N / 86°13'W42°46'N / 85°59'W13.50 Miles400 Yards01025K0Allegan
1956-04-03542°46'N / 85°59'W42°56'N / 85°47'W15.10 Miles400 Yards14200250K0Ottawa
1956-04-03542°56'N / 85°47'W43°18'N / 85°20'W33.80 Miles400 Yards413025K0Kent
1956-04-03543°18'N / 85°20'W43°20'N / 85°17'W1.90 Miles400 Yards0025K0Montcalm
1953-05-21442°55'N / 82°36'W42°59'N / 82°25'W10.00 Miles1760 Yards2682.5M0St. Clair
1953-06-08441°47'N / 83°34'W41°47'N / 83°27'W5.40 Miles200 Yards418250K0Monroe
1953-06-08443°09'N / 83°11'W43°09'N / 82°59'W9.60 Miles833 Yards00250K0Lapeer
1953-06-08443°09'N / 82°59'W43°08'N / 82°30'W24.20 Miles833 Yards023250K0St. Clair
1956-04-03444°22'N / 86°14'W44°31'N / 86°05'W12.50 Miles400 Yards00250K0Manistee
1956-04-03444°31'N / 86°05'W44°43'N / 85°48'W19.40 Miles400 Yards224250K0Benzie
1956-04-03444°43'N / 85°48'W44°53'N / 85°35'W15.40 Miles400 Yards00250K0Grand Traverse
1956-05-12443°00'N / 83°41'W42°58'N / 83°33'W6.60 Miles100 Yards31162.5M0Genesee
1956-05-12442°15'N / 83°13'W42°13'N / 83°05'W6.80 Miles400 Yards022250K0Wayne
1957-07-04442°31'N / 83°44'W42°31'N / 83°39'W3.00 Miles50 Yards04250K0Livingston
1957-07-04442°31'N / 83°39'W42°31'N / 83°07'W26.90 Miles50 Yards02250K0Oakland
1964-05-08442°40'N / 82°50'W42°40'N / 82°45'W3.30 Miles833 Yards112242.5M0Macomb
1965-04-11443°01'N / 85°55'W43°02'N / 85°47'W6.20 Miles300 Yards0025K0Ottawa
1965-04-11443°02'N / 85°47'W43°03'N / 85°39'W6.20 Miles300 Yards51422.5M0Kent
1965-04-11443°03'N / 85°39'W43°12'N / 85°27'W14.20 Miles300 Yards000K0Kent
1965-04-11441°45'N / 85°05'W41°53'N / 84°50'W15.50 Miles1333 Yards9200250.0M0Branch
1965-04-11441°53'N / 84°50'W41°57'N / 84°22'W24.20 Miles1760 Yards34725.0M0Hillsdale
1965-04-11441°48'N / 85°00'W41°52'N / 84°50'W9.20 Miles33 Yards92000K0Branch
1965-04-11441°57'N / 84°22'W42°00'N / 83°55'W23.20 Miles1760 Yards54225.0M0Lenawee
1965-04-11441°52'N / 84°50'W41°57'N / 84°22'W24.50 Miles33 Yards3470K0Hillsdale
1965-04-11442°00'N / 83°55'W42°05'N / 83°28'W23.60 Miles1760 Yards652.5M0Monroe
1965-04-11442°51'N / 84°39'W42°54'N / 84°22'W14.50 Miles100 Yards18250K0Clinton
1965-04-11441°57'N / 84°22'W42°00'N / 83°55'W23.20 Miles33 Yards4410K0Lenawee
1965-04-11442°54'N / 84°22'W42°56'N / 84°14'W6.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Shiawassee
1965-04-11442°00'N / 83°55'W42°05'N / 83°28'W23.60 Miles33 Yards550K0Monroe
1965-04-11441°43'N / 83°30'W41°44'N / 83°28'W2292.5M0Monroe
1967-04-21442°56'N / 84°48'W43°01'N / 84°35'W12.00 Miles50 Yards082.5M0Clinton
1976-03-20442°31'N / 83°25'W42°33'N / 83°20'W3.80 Miles117 Yards15525.0M0Oakland
1977-04-02442°17'N / 85°33'W42°21'N / 85°19'W12.40 Miles183 Yards0102.5M0Kalamazoo
1977-04-02442°26'N / 85°01'W42°32'N / 84°43'W16.60 Miles613 Yards1442.5M0Eaton
1953-06-08342°12'N / 84°00'W42°15'N / 83°47'W11.30 Miles70 Yards1525K0Washtenaw
1953-06-08342°35'N / 83°42'W42°36'N / 83°41'W072.5M0Livingston
1953-06-08342°36'N / 83°41'W42°41'N / 83°32'W9.10 Miles200 Yards042.5M0Oakland
1953-06-08344°49'N / 83°28'W1.80 Miles100 Yards00250K0Alcona
1956-04-03342°32'N / 85°50'W42°45'N / 85°32'W21.20 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Ottawa
1956-04-03342°16'N / 86°08'W42°23'N / 85°57'W12.00 Miles200 Yards092.5M0Van Buren
1956-04-03342°23'N / 85°57'W42°26'N / 85°56'W2.30 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Van Buren
1956-04-03342°26'N / 85°56'W42°32'N / 85°50'W8.30 Miles200 Yards032.5M0Allegan
1956-04-03342°45'N / 85°32'W42°52'N / 85°20'W12.60 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Barry
1957-11-20342°24'N / 83°06'W1.50 Miles100 Yards112250K0Wayne
1963-04-17341°55'N / 83°20'W0.50 Mile67 Yards01250K0Monroe
1964-08-22342°00'N / 84°10'W0225K0Lenawee
1965-04-11342°22'N / 85°36'W42°22'N / 85°19'W14.20 Miles150 Yards017250K0Kalamazoo
1965-04-11342°39'N / 85°18'W42°46'N / 85°04'W14.10 Miles33 Yards05250K0Barry
1967-04-21342°54'N / 85°46'W42°57'N / 85°30'W13.60 Miles400 Yards03225.0M0Kent
1968-04-23343°42'N / 85°29'W43°49'N / 85°22'W9.50 Miles100 Yards082.5M0Mecosta
1968-04-23343°49'N / 85°22'W43°06'N / 85°05'W51.40 Miles100 Yards032.5M0Osceola
1969-06-26344°45'N / 85°40'W44°49'N / 85°34'W6.40 Miles600 Yards00250K0Grand Traverse
1969-07-04342°07'N / 83°35'W42°07'N / 83°32'W1.30 Miles100 Yards042.5M0Washtenaw
1969-07-04342°07'N / 83°32'W42°06'N / 83°17'W12.60 Miles100 Yards0502.5M0Wayne
1972-08-02342°32'N / 83°29'W42°33'N / 83°27'W002.5M0Oakland
1974-04-03341°48'N / 83°31'W0.30 Mile30 Yards03250K0Monroe
1974-05-11342°25'N / 84°00'W0.90 Mile60 Yards10250K0Livingston
1974-07-03345°05'N / 85°06'W45°04'N / 84°51'W11.90 Miles67 Yards02250K0Antrim
1974-07-03345°04'N / 84°51'W45°03'N / 84°48'W00250K0Otsego
1974-07-14343°03'N / 83°33'W1.00 Mile33 Yards00250K0Genesee
1976-03-20342°42'N / 82°58'W42°53'N / 82°44'W17.10 Miles100 Yards13250K0Macomb
1976-03-30344°08'N / 84°13'W44°10'N / 84°12'W000K0Gladwin
1976-03-30344°10'N / 84°12'W44°20'N / 84°09'W11.40 Miles100 Yards010250K0Ogemaw
1976-03-30344°16'N / 83°56'W44°22'N / 83°55'W6.40 Miles117 Yards17250K0Ogemaw
1980-05-13342°13'N / 86°13'W42°18'N / 85°49'W21.00 Miles300 Yards0152.5M0Van Buren
1980-05-13342°18'N / 85°43'W42°17'N / 85°30'W10.60 Miles450 Yards57925.0M0Kalamazoo
1982-06-15342°21'N / 84°22'W42°24'N / 84°08'W10.00 Miles500 Yards112.5M0Jackson
1982-06-15342°24'N / 84°08'W42°25'N / 84°06'W3.00 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Washtenaw
1983-05-02342°27'N / 82°57'W42°31'N / 82°45'W10.00 Miles200 Yards0025.0M0Macomb
1983-05-02342°31'N / 82°45'W42°37'N / 82°31'W13.00 Miles200 Yards0325.0M0St. Clair
1984-06-12343°35'N / 83°56'W43°42'N / 83°44'W10.00 Miles500 Yards022.5M0Bay
1984-06-12343°42'N / 83°44'W43°57'N / 83°08'W38.00 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Huron
1984-08-08343°00'N / 83°42'W0.80 Mile67 Yards00250K0Genesee
1984-09-02343°12'N / 82°47'W43°10'N / 82°39'W6.80 Miles400 Yards012.5M0Sanilac
1984-09-02343°10'N / 82°39'W43°07'N / 82°29'W8.80 Miles400 Yards002.5M0St. Clair
1986-05-15341°56'N / 84°58'W1.20 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Branch
1986-07-04345°41'N / 87°46'W45°39'N / 87°26'W16.30 Miles750 Yards0122.5M0Menominee
1987-07-11345°46'N / 87°52'W45°45'N / 87°40'W7.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Dickinson
1987-07-11345°45'N / 87°40'W45°47'N / 87°18'W20.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Menominee
1987-07-11345°47'N / 87°18'W45°56'N / 86°25'W42.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Delta
1987-07-11345°56'N / 86°25'W45°56'N / 86°24'W3.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Schoolcraft
1990-09-14342°29'N / 83°28'W42°29'N / 82°55'W24.00 Miles90 Yards002.5M0Oakland
1991-03-27344°20'N / 83°58'W44°23'N / 83°54'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Ogemaw
1991-03-27344°23'N / 83°54'W44°30'N / 83°41'W10.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Iosco
1991-03-27344°29'N / 84°03'W44°30'N / 84°05'W7.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Ogemaw
1991-03-27344°27'N / 83°53'W44°30'N / 83°48'W4.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Iosco
1991-03-27344°30'N / 83°41'W44°37'N / 83°19'W23.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Alcona
1991-03-27344°30'N / 83°48'W44°39'N / 83°33'W10.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Alcona
1991-03-27342°23'N / 84°54'W2.00 Miles400 Yards018250K0Calhoun
1991-03-27341°43'N / 84°36'W41°47'N / 84°31'W5.00 Miles400 Yards0025.0M0Hillsdale
1991-05-28345°29'N / 87°44'W45°28'N / 87°41'W10.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Menominee
1996-06-21343°20'N / 83°45'W43°20'N / 83°45'W1.00 Mile100 Yards005.0M0Saginaw
1997-07-02343°10'N / 83°43'W43°10'N / 83°43'W2.00 Miles1000 Yards00600K0Genesee
1997-07-02343°11'N / 83°37'W43°11'N / 83°37'W1.70 Miles1500 Yards113.8M0Genesee
2007-08-24342°35'N / 84°49'W42°37'N / 84°45'W7.00 Miles300 Yards0540.0M0KEaton
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A NWS storm survey team determined that an EF-3 (Enhanced-Fujita Tornado Scale Rating) tornado with wind speeds estimated at 140 mph produced the most severe damage along a path from M-50 just north of Kinsel Highway to just west of M-100 and Vermontville Highway near Potterville, Michigan. The storm survey indicated a tornado path which was 200 to 300 yards wide and 6.5 miles long. Fifteen homes were either destroyed or severely damaged. A roof was blown off a single story home and windward facing walls were blown in. The majority of the roof and garage from this home were not found. A roof was blown off of a two story home and the upper story front walls were blown in. Additional damage included the partial collapse of the upper story of a home, and another house was blown off of the foundation. Two barns were destroyed and another incurred heavy damage just west of Potterville. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An EF-3 tornado struck Eaton county and resulted in five injuries but no fatalities. An EF-1 tornado struck Ingham county but did not produce any injuries or fatalities.
1951-05-03242°42'N / 84°03'W42°44'N / 84°00'W2.30 Miles150 Yards00250K0Livingston
1951-07-21242°09'N / 83°33'W0.50 Mile217 Yards0025K0Washtenaw
1951-08-15242°54'N / 84°53'W43°00'N / 84°20'W28.50 Miles333 Yards00250K0Clinton
1951-09-26243°47'N / 85°52'W43°47'N / 85°48'W2.30 Miles440 Yards130K0Newaygo
1953-05-17241°47'N / 85°46'W41°51'N / 85°40'W6.40 Miles33 Yards003K0St. Joseph
1953-06-05243°22'N / 83°52'W43°26'N / 83°47'W5.60 Miles33 Yards0025K0Saginaw
1953-06-08244°20'N / 83°38'W44°27'N / 83°20'W16.60 Miles833 Yards413250K0Iosco
1954-04-07242°57'N / 83°50'W0225K0Genesee
1954-05-31242°18'N / 86°12'W42°24'N / 86°04'W9.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Van Buren
1954-05-31242°32'N / 85°46'W0.30 Mile110 Yards003K0Allegan
1954-08-24243°06'N / 83°51'W1.30 Miles17 Yards000K0Genesee
1955-05-28242°07'N / 85°38'W42°25'N / 85°03'W36.20 Miles100 Yards00250K0Kalamazoo
1955-05-28242°25'N / 85°03'W42°45'N / 84°43'W28.40 Miles100 Yards01250K0Eaton
1955-06-07243°50'N / 84°29'W43°53'N / 84°25'W3.80 Miles100 Yards0025K0Gladwin
1955-07-06241°55'N / 85°29'W003K0St. Joseph
1955-08-06242°39'N / 85°17'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0125K0Barry
1955-08-06242°06'N / 84°20'W42°09'N / 84°11'W7.90 Miles300 Yards003K0Jackson
1956-03-06242°57'N / 86°07'W42°58'N / 85°57'W8.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Ottawa
1956-05-09242°12'N / 86°10'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Van Buren
1956-05-12243°26'N / 85°07'W43°31'N / 84°58'W9.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Montcalm
1956-05-12243°18'N / 84°33'W43°16'N / 84°28'W3.80 Miles800 Yards14250K0Gratiot
1956-05-12243°06'N / 84°51'W43°02'N / 84°39'W10.70 Miles33 Yards032.5M0Clinton
1956-05-12243°18'N / 84°08'W43°20'N / 84°03'W3.80 Miles100 Yards0025K0Saginaw
1956-05-12242°33'N / 83°46'W42°31'N / 83°37'W7.40 Miles100 Yards05250K0Livingston
1956-05-12242°33'N / 83°45'W42°32'N / 83°40'W3.30 Miles100 Yards05250K0Livingston
1956-05-12242°31'N / 83°37'W42°31'N / 83°35'W00250K0Oakland
1956-05-12242°32'N / 83°40'W42°31'N / 83°34'W4.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Oakland
1956-06-26241°49'N / 86°16'W0.10 Mile17 Yards000K0Berrien
1956-06-26243°11'N / 84°41'W43°17'N / 84°33'W9.20 Miles33 Yards02250K0Gratiot
1957-06-22242°52'N / 85°52'W0025K0Ottawa
1957-06-22243°35'N / 83°55'W0025K0Bay
1957-07-04245°14'N / 83°57'W45°14'N / 83°50'W4.90 Miles100 Yards0025K0Presque Isle
1957-09-21243°00'N / 84°11'W43°06'N / 83°46'W21.90 Miles33 Yards003K0Shiawassee
1960-06-15242°15'N / 84°20'W42°15'N / 84°13'W5.60 Miles33 Yards0025K0Jackson
1960-06-16241°50'N / 86°16'W003K0Berrien
1961-03-04241°46'N / 86°45'W41°50'N / 86°39'W6.50 Miles440 Yards00250K0Berrien
1961-09-13244°46'N / 85°30'W44°46'N / 85°12'W14.40 Miles33 Yards0025K0Grand Traverse
1961-09-22243°02'N / 85°49'W43°05'N / 85°47'W2.70 Miles2000 Yards0125K0Ottawa
1961-09-22243°05'N / 85°47'W43°07'N / 85°46'W0025K0Kent
1962-04-30242°45'N / 84°45'W0.80 Mile50 Yards003K0Eaton
1962-04-30242°09'N / 83°33'W0.10 Mile33 Yards0025K0Washtenaw
1963-06-09242°46'N / 85°49'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Allegan
1963-07-31244°18'N / 85°24'W44°04'N / 85°10'W19.60 Miles50 Yards00250K0Wexford
1964-05-06246°23'N / 87°01'W00250K0Alger
1964-05-08242°41'N / 83°17'W0125K0Oakland
1964-05-08241°48'N / 83°27'W41°50'N / 83°23'W3.30 Miles400 Yards0125K0Monroe
1964-05-08244°54'N / 85°32'W44°58'N / 85°12'W16.60 Miles440 Yards00250K0Grand Traverse
1964-05-08245°18'N / 83°53'W45°29'N / 83°37'W17.90 Miles400 Yards00250K0Presque Isle
1964-08-22241°46'N / 84°26'W41°53'N / 84°18'W10.30 Miles100 Yards0125K0Hillsdale
1964-09-03244°19'N / 85°12'W00250K0Missaukee
1965-04-11243°15'N / 84°56'W43°18'N / 84°50'W5.40 Miles440 Yards00250K0Montcalm
1965-04-11243°23'N / 84°37'W0.10 Mile50 Yards0025K0Gratiot
1965-04-11243°23'N / 84°37'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Gratiot
1965-04-11243°22'N / 84°36'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Gratiot
1965-04-11243°18'N / 84°50'W43°23'N / 84°40'W9.70 Miles440 Yards01250K0Gratiot
1965-04-11243°33'N / 83°52'W43°37'N / 83°41'W9.90 Miles33 Yards02250K0Bay
1965-04-11243°34'N / 83°38'W43°39'N / 83°29'W9.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Tuscola
1965-09-04243°01'N / 86°06'W43°05'N / 86°04'W4.10 Miles33 Yards0025K0Ottawa
1965-09-04243°11'N / 86°02'W0025K0Muskegon
1965-10-07243°47'N / 84°45'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Isabella
1966-04-20243°29'N / 85°27'W0.10 Mile33 Yards0025K0Mecosta
1966-06-09242°31'N / 85°23'W2.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Barry
1966-06-14242°14'N / 83°25'W0.30 Mile33 Yards003K0Wayne
1966-07-09241°56'N / 85°19'W0.50 Mile10 Yards0025K0St. Joseph
1966-07-12243°04'N / 85°57'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Ottawa
1967-04-16243°00'N / 84°12'W0.30 Mile20 Yards01250K0Shiawassee
1967-04-21242°30'N / 86°08'W42°42'N / 85°53'W18.60 Miles50 Yards04250K0Allegan
1967-04-21242°43'N / 85°27'W42°48'N / 85°11'W14.50 Miles500 Yards0125K0Barry
1967-04-21242°01'N / 86°30'W1.00 Mile27 Yards00250K0Berrien
1967-04-21242°52'N / 84°55'W42°53'N / 84°53'W06250K0Ionia
1967-04-21242°55'N / 85°30'W0.30 Mile27 Yards0025K0Kent
1967-04-21242°38'N / 84°44'W42°42'N / 84°32'W10.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Eaton
1967-10-24242°38'N / 85°49'W0425K0Allegan
1968-03-26241°59'N / 83°27'W41°57'N / 83°18'W7.70 Miles20 Yards00250K0Monroe
1968-06-11243°10'N / 84°34'W43°10'N / 84°31'W1025K0Gratiot
1968-08-05242°56'N / 85°33'W42°43'N / 84°33'W52.70 Miles50 Yards00250K0Kent
1968-08-16242°25'N / 83°48'W1.00 Mile20 Yards0025K0Livingston
1968-08-22246°40'N / 88°22'W0.30 Mile67 Yards000K0Baraga
1968-09-09243°13'N / 85°33'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0125K0Kent
1968-09-09241°54'N / 83°28'W0.90 Mile20 Yards0025K0Monroe
1969-07-04241°59'N / 84°42'W41°52'N / 84°22'W18.70 Miles100 Yards00250K0Hillsdale
1971-05-24243°29'N / 83°23'W43°35'N / 83°13'W10.40 Miles1100 Yards01250K0Tuscola
1971-06-07242°19'N / 83°45'W0.10 Mile33 Yards0025K0Washtenaw
1971-07-05242°43'N / 83°56'W0.30 Mile100 Yards0025K0Livingston
1971-08-10243°10'N / 83°35'W0.30 Mile300 Yards01250K0Genesee
1972-04-12243°49'N / 86°15'W0.10 Mile27 Yards082.5M0Mason
1972-06-14241°58'N / 86°29'W41°59'N / 86°26'W1.30 Miles70 Yards003K0Berrien
1972-07-20246°04'N / 87°10'W0.80 Mile70 Yards01250K0Delta
1972-08-02242°29'N / 84°05'W42°31'N / 83°56'W7.40 Miles27 Yards0025K0Livingston
1972-09-16245°27'N / 87°44'W45°21'N / 87°30'W13.10 Miles200 Yards00250K0Menominee
1973-05-20244°36'N / 84°43'W000K0Crawford
1973-05-25244°22'N / 84°44'W000K0Roscommon
1973-06-26241°55'N / 83°23'W0.20 Mile60 Yards00250K0Monroe
1973-06-26242°03'N / 83°24'W0.70 Mile67 Yards02250K0Monroe
1973-06-26242°32'N / 83°12'W003K0Oakland
1973-07-31243°53'N / 84°00'W43°54'N / 83°56'W2.30 Miles20 Yards0025K0Bay
1974-02-28242°06'N / 83°27'W0.10 Mile50 Yards000K0Wayne
1974-04-03242°02'N / 83°15'W2.00 Miles30 Yards003K0Monroe
1974-04-03241°55'N / 84°39'W42°05'N / 84°24'W17.00 Miles440 Yards2312.5M0Hillsdale
1974-04-03242°05'N / 84°24'W42°07'N / 84°22'W1.30 Miles440 Yards0025K0Jackson
1974-04-03241°43'N / 84°25'W41°47'N / 84°20'W5.60 Miles33 Yards050K0Hillsdale
1974-04-03241°45'N / 84°25'W41°50'N / 84°23'W5.40 Miles167 Yards0225K0Hillsdale
1974-04-03241°50'N / 84°23'W41°51'N / 84°22'W0325K0Lenawee
1974-04-03241°47'N / 84°20'W41°50'N / 84°16'W4.30 Miles33 Yards000K0Lenawee
1974-04-12244°10'N / 83°56'W0.80 Mile100 Yards003K0Ogemaw
1974-04-14243°28'N / 84°35'W2.50 Miles30 Yards0125K0Midland
1974-06-07244°14'N / 85°28'W1.20 Miles70 Yards0125K0Wexford
1974-06-09243°42'N / 85°29'W1.50 Miles100 Yards02250K0Mecosta
1974-06-10244°28'N / 84°44'W0.30 Mile50 Yards003K0Roscommon
1974-06-15242°39'N / 82°58'W2.00 Miles20 Yards0025K0Macomb
1974-06-20242°44'N / 85°59'W42°42'N / 85°52'W5.70 Miles20 Yards00250K0Allegan
1974-06-20242°03'N / 86°18'W0.80 Mile100 Yards0025K0Berrien
1974-07-04243°41'N / 83°15'W43°45'N / 83°10'W5.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Huron
1974-07-14242°21'N / 83°27'W1.50 Miles27 Yards00250K0Wayne
1974-09-17243°01'N / 83°38'W0.80 Mile33 Yards0025K0Genesee
1975-04-19244°46'N / 84°46'W1.50 Miles77 Yards014250K0Crawford
1975-05-20242°49'N / 85°44'W42°50'N / 85°40'W2.30 Miles33 Yards01250K0Kent
1975-05-21244°01'N / 84°31'W1.60 Miles33 Yards003K0Gladwin
1975-05-21243°03'N / 82°57'W0.10 Mile20 Yards0025K0St. Clair
1975-05-21241°55'N / 85°00'W0.80 Mile33 Yards0025K0Branch
1975-05-25242°10'N / 83°36'W0125K0Washtenaw
1975-06-17243°26'N / 85°46'W1.50 Miles60 Yards100K0Newaygo
1975-08-29242°49'N / 84°03'W1.50 Miles83 Yards0025K0Shiawassee
1976-03-04241°57'N / 86°34'W42°05'N / 86°13'W20.00 Miles100 Yards09250K0Berrien
1976-03-04242°05'N / 86°13'W42°15'N / 85°47'W24.80 Miles100 Yards00250K0Van Buren
1976-03-12241°46'N / 86°43'W41°52'N / 86°34'W10.10 Miles83 Yards0025K0Berrien
1976-03-12241°45'N / 85°19'W41°47'N / 85°15'W3.30 Miles100 Yards0025K0St. Joseph
1976-03-12241°47'N / 85°15'W41°48'N / 85°12'W0025K0Branch
1976-03-12241°48'N / 84°24'W41°49'N / 84°22'W00250K0Hillsdale
1976-03-12241°49'N / 84°22'W41°50'N / 84°21'W00250K0Lenawee
1976-03-12242°03'N / 84°35'W42°04'N / 84°30'W3.60 Miles133 Yards00250K0Hillsdale
1976-03-12242°04'N / 84°30'W42°05'N / 84°28'W00250K0Jackson
1976-03-12242°11'N / 84°15'W2.00 Miles90 Yards00250K0Jackson
1976-03-20242°53'N / 85°06'W42°57'N / 84°55'W9.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Ionia
1976-03-30244°36'N / 83°41'W44°39'N / 83°36'W4.90 Miles150 Yards000K0Alcona
1976-04-21242°48'N / 84°16'W42°51'N / 84°14'W3.00 Miles83 Yards012.5M0Shiawassee
1976-07-23244°34'N / 85°15'W44°35'N / 85°10'W3.30 Miles83 Yards0525K0Kalkaska
1977-03-28243°01'N / 84°30'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Clinton
1977-04-02242°52'N / 84°28'W42°53'N / 84°23'W3.30 Miles223 Yards06250K0Clinton
1977-04-02242°31'N / 84°17'W1.50 Miles57 Yards0025K0Ingham
1977-04-02242°34'N / 84°02'W42°37'N / 83°56'W5.60 Miles83 Yards01250K0Livingston
1977-07-04244°03'N / 83°41'W2.50 Miles90 Yards01250K0Arenac
1977-07-18241°59'N / 84°36'W41°58'N / 84°30'W4.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Hillsdale
1977-07-31245°03'N / 85°16'W45°06'N / 84°57'W15.60 Miles200 Yards000K0Antrim
1977-07-31245°06'N / 84°57'W45°08'N / 84°52'W3.80 Miles33 Yards000K0Charlevoix
1977-09-17243°02'N / 83°48'W2.00 Miles60 Yards01250K0Genesee
1978-08-15243°33'N / 86°32'W0.80 Mile333 Yards01250K0Oceana
1978-08-19242°50'N / 84°15'W2.00 Miles230 Yards08250K0Shiawassee
1979-04-12241°51'N / 86°23'W41°54'N / 86°20'W3.30 Miles60 Yards06250K0Berrien
1979-06-07242°05'N / 86°11'W2.00 Miles60 Yards0125K0Van Buren
1979-06-20241°44'N / 83°50'W0.60 Mile27 Yards00250K0Lenawee
1980-07-16242°15'N / 83°13'W42°15'N / 83°10'W1.30 Miles33 Yards0025.0M0Wayne
1981-06-14246°05'N / 88°10'W46°06'N / 88°07'W1.30 Miles90 Yards003K0Iron
1981-06-14246°06'N / 88°07'W46°07'N / 88°04'W1.30 Miles33 Yards003K0Dickinson
1981-06-20241°57'N / 86°21'W1.50 Miles500 Yards00250K0Berrien
1982-06-15243°13'N / 84°38'W43°15'N / 84°30'W5.90 Miles50 Yards00250K0Gratiot
1982-06-15243°19'N / 84°18'W43°25'N / 83°58'W19.00 Miles300 Yards032.5M0Saginaw
1982-06-15243°21'N / 83°15'W43°22'N / 83°08'W6.00 Miles80 Yards00250K0Tuscola
1982-06-15242°27'N / 83°53'W42°29'N / 83°51'W3.80 Miles80 Yards0225K0Livingston
1983-05-01242°00'N / 84°11'W1.90 Miles400 Yards0025K0Lenawee
1983-05-01241°59'N / 84°06'W42°02'N / 84°00'W5.90 Miles500 Yards0025K0Lenawee
1983-05-01241°58'N / 83°58'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Lenawee
1983-05-19242°50'N / 82°53'W1.80 Miles37 Yards0025K0Macomb
1983-06-30241°59'N / 84°59'W1.00 Mile40 Yards0025K0Branch
1983-07-21242°40'N / 86°12'W42°35'N / 86°07'W13.60 Miles200 Yards11250K0Allegan
1984-07-14246°07'N / 86°11'W46°11'N / 85°53'W18.00 Miles100 Yards0125K0Schoolcraft
1984-07-14246°11'N / 85°53'W46°13'N / 85°44'W9.00 Miles100 Yards0125K0Mackinac
1984-08-07243°22'N / 83°35'W0.40 Mile40 Yards00250K0Tuscola
1984-08-08243°00'N / 83°46'W42°59'N / 83°43'W3.00 Miles60 Yards002.5M0Genesee
1984-08-30243°04'N / 84°32'W2.50 Miles27 Yards00250K0Clinton
1984-08-30242°23'N / 83°21'W43°23'N / 83°15'W5.60 Miles150 Yards042.5M0Wayne
1984-09-25241°56'N / 84°25'W2.10 Miles90 Yards02250K0Hillsdale
1985-06-08243°58'N / 85°32'W43°41'N / 85°16'W24.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Mecosta
1985-07-15242°44'N / 84°28'W42°42'N / 84°11'W15.60 Miles200 Yards00250K0Ingham
1986-04-28242°54'N / 84°15'W43°10'N / 84°15'W18.40 Miles40 Yards002.5M0Shiawassee
1986-04-28243°10'N / 84°15'W43°13'N / 84°14'W8.10 Miles40 Yards002.5M0Saginaw
1986-06-19241°55'N / 86°00'W1.30 Miles700 Yards002.5M0Cass
1986-07-15242°33'N / 85°31'W42°25'N / 85°11'W20.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Barry
1986-07-15242°24'N / 85°11'W42°15'N / 84°45'W22.50 Miles440 Yards00250K0Calhoun
1986-08-26242°35'N / 85°24'W0.60 Mile13 Yards0025K0Barry
1986-08-26242°38'N / 84°38'W42°38'N / 84°34'W3.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Eaton
1986-08-26242°38'N / 84°34'W42°39'N / 84°27'W7.60 Miles50 Yards00250K0Ingham
1986-09-10242°35'N / 83°29'W42°38'N / 83°18'W7.70 Miles50 Yards00250K0Oakland
1986-09-29242°12'N / 85°51'W42°12'N / 85°47'W3.80 Miles400 Yards01250K0Van Buren
1986-09-29242°52'N / 83°48'W42°55'N / 83°41'W5.60 Miles400 Yards00250K0Genesee
1987-06-21242°29'N / 83°28'W0.30 Mile80 Yards162.5M0Oakland
1988-08-14242°42'N / 84°28'W42°29'N / 84°10'W3.30 Miles127 Yards102.5M0Ingham
1988-08-14242°29'N / 84°10'W42°28'N / 84°05'W23.30 Miles127 Yards002.5M0Livingston
1989-05-30242°23'N / 86°02'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Van Buren
1989-05-30242°24'N / 86°12'W42°25'N / 86°11'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Van Buren
1989-05-30242°25'N / 86°11'W42°32'N / 86°05'W9.20 Miles100 Yards00250K0Allegan
1989-11-27242°50'N / 84°55'W42°55'N / 84°53'W6.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Ionia
1990-06-02242°19'N / 84°05'W42°23'N / 83°48'W15.00 Miles160 Yards00250K0Washtenaw
1990-10-04243°02'N / 83°40'W43°00'N / 83°36'W3.00 Miles50 Yards012.5M0Genesee
1991-03-27244°02'N / 85°09'W44°03'N / 85°05'W4.00 Miles70 Yards003K0Osceola
1991-03-27244°15'N / 84°16'W44°19'N / 84°05'W6.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Ogemaw
1991-03-27242°27'N / 84°26'W42°31'N / 84°21'W5.00 Miles60 Yards00250K0Ingham
1991-05-28245°42'N / 87°47'W45°43'N / 87°36'W12.00 Miles80 Yards00250K0Menominee
1991-05-28243°41'N / 86°23'W43°44'N / 86°22'W3.00 Miles60 Yards00250K0Oceana
1991-07-07242°38'N / 83°36'W2.50 Miles50 Yards00250K0Oakland
1992-04-16242°22'N / 83°31'W2.00 Miles50 Yards042.5M0Wayne
1992-07-13242°02'N / 86°10'W42°04'N / 86°06'W4.00 Miles80 Yards025250K0Cass
1992-07-19245°51'N / 87°01'W0.20 Mile10 Yards022.5M0Delta
1993-04-24244°09'N / 84°08'W44°13'N / 83°55'W7.00 Miles440 Yards0350K0Arenac And Ogemaw
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down in Alger in extreme northwest Arenac County around 1822 EST. The tornado moved northeast and lifted briefly after crossing Highway M-33. The tornado touched down with greater strength just before crossing into Ogemaw County where the Rifle River crosses the Ogemaw/Arenac County line. The tornado then moved into Mills Township/Skidway Lake through a subdivision comprised mainly of mobile homes and cottages, reaching F2 strength. It lifted briefly, about 0.75 mile northeast of the river, then touched down again and traveled another 6 miles, moving out of dense woods and into mostly open fields. A total of 17 mobile homes, 3 homes or cottages, 7 travel trailers, 4 garages, a barn, and 3 vehicles were destroyed or badly damaged. Six people, in 3 of the mobile homes that were completely destroyed were warned by the approaching roar, and in each case, took some action that ultimately saved their lives. Three were hospitalized with injuries. The tornado lifted just west of Prescott. Tree and power line damage occurred with the tornado itself, and up to 0.1 mile either side of the tornado path. Structure damage and personal property loss in Ogemaw County is estimated at around $250,000, with another $110,000 in tree damage or loss.
1994-07-04243°06'N / 85°05'W0.30 Mile150 Yards00500K0Montcalm
 Brief Description: A brick, ranch style home in Fairplain Township was totally destroyed by an apparent tornado. No one actually saw a tornado, but the debris pattern and localization of the damage strongly suggested a tornado rather than straight-line thunderstorm winds. Seven people were in the home at the time, but no one was injured. A small shed was also torn up. The path length and width were estimated from the debris pattern. Trees up to 10 inches in diameter were broken off at the ground in a counter-clockwise pattern.
1996-06-22243°08'N / 82°47'W43°08'N / 82°47'W0.20 Mile30 Yards0025K0St. Clair
1997-07-02242°24'N / 83°15'W42°23'N / 83°03'W5.00 Miles2500 Yards09090.0M0Wayne
1998-08-25241°51'N / 86°14'W41°47'N / 85°59'W9.00 Miles800 Yards00500K0Cass
 Brief Description: ONE MOBILE HOME WAS COMPLETELY DEMOLISHED ON SOUTH SIDE OF JUNO LAKE AND SEVERAL OTHER HOMES AROUND JUNO, PAINTER, EAGLE AND CHRISTAN LAKE SUFFERED MINOR TO MODERATE STRUCTURAL DAMAGE. AN RV WAS TOSSED ABOUT AND ROTATED 180 DEGREES WHICH CAUSED MAJOR DAMAGE. NUMEROUS TREES WERE COMPLETELY FLATTENED WHICH ALSO CAUSED DAMAGE TO HOMES. MANY ROADS WERE BLOCKED BY FALLEN TREES...SNAPPED POWER POLES AND DOWNED POWER LINES. THIS TORNADO BEGAN IN NILES AND PEAKED IN INTENSITY AND WIDTH 3 MILES NORTHWEST OF EDWARDSBURG WHERE IT WIDENED OUT TO ONE HALF MILE. IT CONTINUED ON TOWARD THE TOWN OF BRISTOL IN NORTHEAST ELKHART COUNTY BEFORE LIFTING.
1999-05-31243°39'N / 84°14'W43°40'N / 84°12'W1.80 Miles200 Yards00150K0Midland
 Brief Description: Warm, moist air blanketed lower Michigan, as a low pressure system moved slowly north along a nearly stationary cold front in Wisconsin. A number of showers and thunderstorms developed in the warm sector. There was only one severe weather event, but that unfortunately was a strong tornado that hit the north side of the city of Midland. Touchdown occurred at an apartment complex on the west side of Eastman Avenue (which is the US-10 business loop into downtown Midland). Power lines and trees were downed on both sides of Eastman Avenue, although little damage was done to structures. The tornado strengthened as it moved northeast across Woodpark Drive, uprooting trees, blowing out windows, and removing rain gutters and siding. Some trees were downed onto nearby homes. The tornado reached its maximum intensity as it crossed Wackerly Road. It struck a Holiday Inn Convention Center, located between Wackerly Road and the US-10 freeway. The roof of the convention center was blown off, with some debris blown across the freeway. An air conditioner from the roof was tossed onto a nearby parked car. Several doors to the convention center were blown out. A trash can from the hotel area was blown onto US-10, where it struck a car. The tornado weakened as it crossed the US-10 freeway. It moved through the parking lot of a Target store, at the southeast corner of Midland Mall. An outdoor shopping cart holder was thrown into a nearby field, and several trees were destroyed. As the tornado continued northeast, it downed a pair of large trees midway between a nursery and a WalMart. Toward the end of its path, the tornado struck a church on Jefferson Avenue, just south of Letts Road. Large limbs were downed here, and siding was torn off some of the church buildings. A youth center under construction was partially deroofed. This tornado tied for the strongest to strike Midland County since 1950. The only previous F2 tornado occurred on April 14 1974. The May 31 1999 tornado was the first tornado of any strength to hit Midland County since June 17 1992.
1999-07-03244°52'N / 84°09'W44°46'N / 83°55'W16.00 Miles120 Yards021.5M0Oscoda
 Brief Description: Continuation of Montmorency County tornado. Most extensive area of damage occurred here. See narrative below. Tornado continued into Alcona county. A thunderstorm developed rapidly over the city of Gaylord around 7 pm. The storm brought only very heavy rains to the city of Gaylord, then raced southeast toward Lewiston. By 720 pm, the storm was moving at 50 mph and strong rotation was noted, prompting a Tornado Warning. An F1 tornado formed just minutes after passing southeast of Lewiston. It then moved out of Montmorency county into Oscoda county. By 732 pm, the storm strengthened to an F2 and reached the city of Comins, cutting it in two. It completely destroyed a Parsonage, Mennonite Church, Township Hall, Fire Department and Post Office within the town of Comins. The storm also destroyed 10 homes and damaged 45 others, in addition to destroying 4 businesses and damaging 4 others. The park facilities on the east side of Comins also sustained substantial damage. The tornado continued out of Comins as an F1, continuing into Alcona county where 16 homes were damaged along the path from the county line to Barton City. The tornado lifted in the vicinity of Barton City around 8 pm. Extensive tree damage was also noted along the 20 mile damage path of the tornado, with path widths ranging from 60 to 120 yards.
2001-05-21242°22'N / 85°27'W42°22'N / 85°27'W1.00 Mile150 Yards00500K100KKalamazoo
 Brief Description: A F2 tornado produced maximum estimated wind speeds of 120 to 130 m.p.h. and caused extensive damage 4 miles west of Richland, in Kalamazoo county. The initial damage occurred approximately one third of a mile south of the intersection of C Avenue and 24th street, extending north for about a mile. Extensive tree damage occurred along the tornado's path, and there was structural damage to several homes. One home along the tornado's path was completely destroyed, while several others sustained significant roof and shingle damage. The home that was destroyed lost it's roof, which was carried roughly 75 yards north of the home, and it also lost most of it's interior and exterior walls. The tornado's path length was one mile long with a width of 150 yards.
2001-05-21242°38'N / 83°46'W42°46'N / 83°45'W9.60 Miles200 Yards033.0M0Livingston
 Brief Description: A tornado developed near Hartland High School and Lake Walden, and moved north parallel to US-23, eventually crossing that busy highway between Clyde and Faussett Roads. There was a brief break in the damage path south of Center Road, but the tornado reformed again north of Center Road, this time back on the west side of US-23. The tornado continued north into Genesee County. Most of the damage to trees and structures was consistent with a weak tornado. However, near and north of the Majestic Golf Course, damage was considerably more intense, justifying an F2 rating. Seventy vehicles in the golf course parking lot were damaged (rolled, tossed, or struck by debris), with twelve of them totaled. Thirty five golf carts were destroyed, and a pontoon boat used to transport golfers was flipped. A large piece of a wooden footbridge was tossed through the enclosed back porch of the clubhouse. An amputee organization was having a golf outing that afternoon. Thankfully, the golf carts were equipped with G.P.S. units, and the course sent a message out on those units that a tornado was approaching. Only one person on the course suffered a minor injury (exact injury undisclosed). Three homes were destroyed near Clyde Road and US-23, as were a party store and a towing company that shared a building. A man at the party store suffered a minor hand injury, and two vehicles at the towing company were totaled. Several hundred trees were downed in this general area. Further north, several cars and semis were flipped when the tornado crossed US-23. One driver of a semi suffered a head injury when his truck overturned, though he was not seriously hurt. The TRW plant on Center Road lost a small part of its roof. Several cars in the parking of Tyrone Hills Golf Course had windows blown out. As the tornado moved across agricultural land, three cows were killed. A warm front moved slowly north into southeast Michigan, ushering in warmer and more humid air. Scattered thunderstorms developed south of the warm front around midday. They storms also moved north, at a faster pace than the warm front. A few of these storms produced tornadoes when they caught up to the warm front.
2003-08-21242°40'N / 84°10'W42°40'N / 84°10'W4.50 Miles880 Yards02500K200KIngham
 Brief Description: A F2 tornado struck eastern Ingham county, causing two injuries. It also destroyed two homes. A F2 tornado struck eastern Ingham county. The tornado touched down just east of the intersection of Columbia and Kendrick Roads at 7:55 p.m. EST. It moved east and intensified. The tornado began a turn to the northeast as it approached Haywood Road just north of Columbia. When it crossed Haywood Road the tornado was about a half a mile wide. It continued to intensify as it moved northeast and was at it's strongest as it crossed Risch Road just north of Howell Road. As the tornado crossed Dennis Road just east of House Road it turned sharply to the north. The tornado lifted at 9:10 p.m., just as it was moving into Livingston county. The tornadoe's path length was 4.5 miles long and it was up to 1/2 mile wide. It was on the ground for 15 minutes and was rated as a lower F2 on the Fujita scale, which corresponds to winds of approximately 120 m.p.h. A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Ingham county at 7:29 p.m. EST and that was upgraded to a tornado warning at 7:46 p.m. EST. Two homes were destroyed. One house collapsed and trapped two individuals inside, who suffered minor injuries. At another location a house was damaged and a barn leveled. A pickup truck was blown off the road.
2007-08-24242°42'N / 84°00'W42°46'N / 83°45'W14.00 Miles440 Yards007.0M0KLivingston
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado first touched down approximately 4 miles northeast of Fowlerville at 1630EST between Owosso and Fleming Roads approximately three-fourths of a mile north of Chase Lake Road in Cohoctah Township, Livingston County. Tornado damage was observed from the ground continuously for 14 miles in Livingston County through Cohoctah Township, Deerfield Township and northwest Tyrone Township where the tornado entered Genesee County and the City of Fenton. The tornado damaged 71 homes/buildings and leveled hundreds of trees in Livingston County. Eight homes were destroyed in Cohoctah and Deerfield Townships. The damage along the path was predominately consistent with EF1 scale damage (associated with approximately 100 MPH winds). However, there were 2 sections in Livingston County consistent with EF2 scale damage (and associated with approximately 130 mph winds). The first section of EF2 damage occurred along Schrepfer Road in Cohoctah Township, where a single family dwelling was destroyed. The second section of EF2 damage occurred near the intersection of Center and Mack Roads in Deerfield Township, where substantial structural and tree damage was observed. A third and final section of EF2 damage occurred in Genesee County through the City of Fenton. The average path width in Livingston County was 200 yards. The tornado exited Livingston County across Bennett Lake Road approximately a half mile west of U.S. 23 at 1649EST. It then continued for 4 miles across southeastern Genesee County and for another 5.5 miles in western Oakland County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Four tornadoes moved through portions of Southeast Michigan on August 24th, leading to an estimated $25M in total damages. One long-track tornado cut a path of EF0 to EF2 damage across Livingston, Geneseee, and Oakland Counties. Fenton was the hardest hit area, prompting the Governor of Michigan to declare a state of emergency there. Tornadoes also touched down in eastern Shiawassee County (rated as EF0), northwestern Washtenaw County (rated as EF0), and southwestern Lapeer County (rated as EF1). Thousands of trees were lost to the tornadoes. Although hundreds of homes and buildings were damaged, many destroyed, remarkably only one person was injured (minor cuts from flying glass) and there were no direct fatalities. One man died (indirect) of a heart attack during the cleanup process in Fenton. In addition to the tornadoes, there were widespread reports of severe thunderstorm wind gusts producing downed trees, limbs, and power lines. The hardest hit areas with respect to severe thunderstorm winds included areas around Flint, Lapeer, St. Clair, Chelsea, Monroe, and many locations in Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, Wayne and Lenawee Counties.
2007-08-24242°46'N / 83°45'W42°48'N / 83°40'W4.00 Miles440 Yards0113.0M0KGenesee
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This is the same tornado that began in Livingston County's Cohoctah Township. The tornado crossed into Genesee County approximately 3 miles west southwest of Fenton at 1649EST. The City of Fenton sustained the greatest amount of damage where the tornado path widened to approximately one-quarter mile, including the snapping and uprooting of hundreds of trees, de-roofing of both residential and municipal structures, and the partial collapse of a large retail structure near the intersection of Owen Road and U.S. 23. Of the approximately 250 homes/buildings damaged in Fenton, two were destroyed and five sustained major damage. The tornado was rated as EF2 in Fenton with wind speeds estimated at approximately 130 MPH. The average path width in Genesee County was 350 yards. One person in Fenton received minor injuries after being struck by flying glass. The tornado exited Genesee County one mile east of Fenton at 1700EST and then continued in Oakland County for another 5.5 miles. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Four tornadoes moved through portions of Southeast Michigan on August 24th, leading to an estimated $25M in total damages. One long-track tornado cut a path of EF0 to EF2 damage across Livingston, Geneseee, and Oakland Counties. Fenton was the hardest hit area, prompting the Governor of Michigan to declare a state of emergency there. Tornadoes also touched down in eastern Shiawassee County (rated as EF0), northwestern Washtenaw County (rated as EF0), and southwestern Lapeer County (rated as EF1). Thousands of trees were lost to the tornadoes. Although hundreds of homes and buildings were damaged, many destroyed, remarkably only one person was injured (minor cuts from flying glass) and there were no direct fatalities. One man died (indirect) of a heart attack during the cleanup process in Fenton. In addition to the tornadoes, there were widespread reports of severe thunderstorm wind gusts producing downed trees, limbs, and power lines. The hardest hit areas with respect to severe thunderstorm winds included areas around Flint, Lapeer, St. Clair, Chelsea, Monroe, and many locations in Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, Wayne and Lenawee Counties.
2007-10-18245°06'N / 83°48'W45°09'N / 83°45'W4.00 Miles430 Yards00240K0KAlpena
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The Long Rapids tornado touched down initially near Hodgins Road, and tracked northeast for 4 miles, ending just north of Long Rapids Road on McNeil Road. The most concentrated property damage was near Hodgins Road. Three homes suffered roof and siding damage, and three barns were destroyed or heavily damaged. A garage and a shed were also destroyed, and there was substantial tree damage. Winds were estimated at 120 mph, making it an EF2. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An historic tornado outbreak rocked Northern Lower Michigan on the afternoon and evening of October 18th. The day started out cool and rainy, but a dry slot aloft allowed sunshine to break out in the afternoon. Temperatures rose into the lower to middle 70s in parts of the area. The warm and humid air was unstable enough to fuel multiple rounds of thunderstorms in the late afternoon and evening hours. There was a tremendous amount of shear in the atmosphere, and many storms quickly became supercells with rotating updrafts. This was an environment conducive to tornadoes, as several lines of discrete supercells crossed Northern Lower Michigan. Northern Lower Michigan had a record six tornadoes on the day. The previous high was five, set on June 17 1992. Unfortunately, the Kalkaska tornado produced a fatality. That was the first tornado fatality in Northern Lower Michigan since March 30 1976, when a single death occurred in Ogemaw County.
2007-10-18244°40'N / 85°13'W44°43'N / 85°11'W4.00 Miles430 Yards111.1M0KKalkaska
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The Kalkaska tornado was the first killer tornado in Northern Lower Michigan in over 30 years. It touched down just south of Crofton, and tracked north-northeast, lifting just after crossing the Kalkaska County Airport. A home was damaged in a subdivision just south of Crofton. The most substantial damage, as well as the fatality, occurred near the intersection of US-131 and Crofton Road. A large metal warehouse was damaged, a single wide mobile home was destroyed, and several stick-built homes received moderate to severe damage. The fatality and injury occurred inside the mobile home. A 29 year old man was pulled from the mobile home, but passed away at a nearby hospital. Numerous large trees were also uprooted. The damage became more sporadic to the northeast, until another pocket of concentrated damage at the Kalkaska County Airport. Several hangars and small planes were damaged, as were several homes in the area. Sheet metal from one of the hangars was deposited near the Kalkaska Middle School. Winds were estimated at 120 mph, making it an EF2. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An historic tornado outbreak rocked Northern Lower Michigan on the afternoon and evening of October 18th. The day started out cool and rainy, but a dry slot aloft allowed sunshine to break out in the afternoon. Temperatures rose into the lower to middle 70s in parts of the area. The warm and humid air was unstable enough to fuel multiple rounds of thunderstorms in the late afternoon and evening hours. There was a tremendous amount of shear in the atmosphere, and many storms quickly became supercells with rotating updrafts. This was an environment conducive to tornadoes, as several lines of discrete supercells crossed Northern Lower Michigan. Northern Lower Michigan had a record six tornadoes on the day. The previous high was five, set on June 17 1992. Unfortunately, the Kalkaska tornado produced a fatality. That was the first tornado fatality in Northern Lower Michigan since March 30 1976, when a single death occurred in Ogemaw County.
2007-10-18244°38'N / 84°18'W44°45'N / 84°07'W12.00 Miles865 Yards001.4M0KOscoda
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The Oscoda County tornado may have been the strongest of the six on the day. Thankfully, it spent almost all of its lifetime in unpopulated areas of the Huron National Forest, though that makes its strength difficult to estimate. Tens of thousands of trees were estimated to have been uprooted or otherwise downed, and many power lines were downed. About 16 structures were damaged, mostly outbuildings or cabins. Three cabins, near Cherry Lane and Cherry Creek Road, were destroyed. Winds were estimated at 115 mph, making it an EF2. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An historic tornado outbreak rocked Northern Lower Michigan on the afternoon and evening of October 18th. The day started out cool and rainy, but a dry slot aloft allowed sunshine to break out in the afternoon. Temperatures rose into the lower to middle 70s in parts of the area. The warm and humid air was unstable enough to fuel multiple rounds of thunderstorms in the late afternoon and evening hours. There was a tremendous amount of shear in the atmosphere, and many storms quickly became supercells with rotating updrafts. This was an environment conducive to tornadoes, as several lines of discrete supercells crossed Northern Lower Michigan. Northern Lower Michigan had a record six tornadoes on the day. The previous high was five, set on June 17 1992. Unfortunately, the Kalkaska tornado produced a fatality. That was the first tornado fatality in Northern Lower Michigan since March 30 1976, when a single death occurred in Ogemaw County.
2007-10-18244°56'N / 83°37'W44°56'N / 83°36'W00245K0KAlpena
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The third tornado from this parent thunderstorm, and sixth and final tornado of the day, this one was only on the ground momentarily, with a quarter-mile long track. However, this quick touchdown produced substantial damage near Borke Road. One home had its second story ripped off. A nearby mobile home was destroyed, and two barns were significantly damaged. Some livestock (cows and chickens) were killed. Trees in the area were also heavily damaged. Winds were estimated at up to 110 mph, making it an EF2. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An historic tornado outbreak rocked Northern Lower Michigan on the afternoon and evening of October 18th. The day started out cool and rainy, but a dry slot aloft allowed sunshine to break out in the afternoon. Temperatures rose into the lower to middle 70s in parts of the area. The warm and humid air was unstable enough to fuel multiple rounds of thunderstorms in the late afternoon and evening hours. There was a tremendous amount of shear in the atmosphere, and many storms quickly became supercells with rotating updrafts. This was an environment conducive to tornadoes, as several lines of discrete supercells crossed Northern Lower Michigan. Northern Lower Michigan had a record six tornadoes on the day. The previous high was five, set on June 17 1992. Unfortunately, the Kalkaska tornado produced a fatality. That was the first tornado fatality in Northern Lower Michigan since March 30 1976, when a single death occurred in Ogemaw County.
2007-10-18242°36'N / 84°18'W42°47'N / 84°12'W17.00 Miles300 Yards2015.0M0KIngham
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey was conducted in Ingham county following the tornado that occurred on the night of October 18th. Based on extensive damage to buildings and trees the tornado was rated EF-2 with top winds estimated between 120 and 130 mph. The tornado began just northeast of Mason around 10:28 pm EDT and moved northeast at 40 to 45 mph through the town of Williamston between 10:40 and 10:45 pm. Approximately 100 structures were damaged in a subdivision on the south side of Williamston. Two fatalities occurred about 4 miles northeast of Williamston where a modular home and its 2 occupants were flipped into a pond. The tornado then moved into Shiawassee county and dissipated shortly thereafter. The last time a fatal tornado occurred in Ingham county was on August 14th, 1988 when one death resulted from a tornado that was rated F-2 on the original Fujita scale. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A late season severe weather outbreak occurred on October 18th. An EF-2 tornado struck Ingham county, resulting in millions of dollars worth of damage and two fatalities. About a hundred structures were damaged in a subdivision on the south side of Williamston in Ingham county. The two fatalities occurred about four miles northeast of Williamston, where a modular home was flipped into a pond by the tornado. There were also a tremendous amount of reports of wind damage with trees and power lines blown down, as well as several reports of three quarters to one inch diameter hail.
2008-09-13242°22'N / 83°27'W42°23'N / 83°24'W3.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0KWayne
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: At 918 PM Saturday September 13th a tornado occurred in parts of Plymouth and Livonia in Wayne County. The Tornado path length was 2.6 miles and began just west of Starkweather Street near the railroad tracks in Plymouth and tracked eastward across the intersection of Interstates 96 and 275 and ended in Livonia at the intersection of Newburgh and Richfield Roads near Ladywood High School. The maximum path width of the tornado was roughly 200 yards in Plymouth and was 100 yards or less in most other locations along its path. Most of the damage along the path was to trees and was rated mostly at the EF0 level (less than 86 MPH). However, a short stretch of significant roof damage occurred in Plymouth to two apartment buildings in Lake Pointe Village and Brougham Manor. This damage was rated at the EF2 level, or roughly winds to 120 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A warm front combined with tropical moisture to spawn a tornado in Plymouth.
2009-06-19242°23'N / 85°30'W42°23'N / 85°28'W1.00 Mile200 Yards000K0KKalamazoo
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Several trees and large branches were knocked down across North 28th Street near the tornado touchdown. The most extensive damage was located approximately two-miles northwest of Richland south of E C Avenue. The roof was torn off a ranch-style house and completely destroyed with pieces of truss carried one-half mile. Insulation was found over one-mile away from the tornado damaged home. The back deck of the home was destroyed with a large piece of the deck thrown approximately 100 yards. All trees were snapped or uprooted around the house with two uprooted trees carried 30-40 feet. Nearly 1.8 miles northwest of Richland, about 50% of trees were snapped or uprooted with numerous branches down along the tree line. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Thunderstorms developed and moved across Lake Michigan during the evening hours on June 19th. Several hours of intense rainfall occurred starting around 7:00 PM EST. The ground was already saturated from early morning thunderstorms that produced very heavy rainfall. In addition to the heavy rain, severe thunderstorms and tornadoes accompanied the thunderstorms.
2009-06-19242°28'N / 86°00'W42°28'N / 85°53'W6.00 Miles400 Yards000K0KAllegan
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Damage to both trees and structures were found along the tornado path. A Circa 1940 pole barn was destroyed and numerous trees were snapped or uprooted just over a half a mile west of Chicora north of 108th Avenue. Further down the tornado's path, garage doors were blown out and carried 300 yards while two boats were blown out of the garage. The house suffered 80% shingle loss with one 2-foot diameter hole in the roof on the home's west side. This was approximately 0.35 miles north of Chicora. The most extensive damage occurred approximately one mile northeast of Chicora along 42nd Street. A roof was partially torn off of a house. A barn was blown about 20-feet off of its foundation. There were several telephone poles snapped with wires wrapped around a tree. A roof was ripped off a small unoccupied house with one wall collapsed. Debris was lofted up to one-half mile across a field. More shingle loss was found on the west side of a home located two-miles northeast of Chicora. Nearly 80% shingle loss was witnessed. Several utility poles were snapped with widespread tree damage through the area. More damage to a home was observed about a quarter-mile west of Schermerhorn Lake. The damage happened when numerous falling trees crushed it. One-quarter mile of 39th street was blocked by fallen trees. The trees were piled up to 15-feet deep on the road. As the tornado was weakening, a 30-foot metal tower was bent over half way up. This was located near the intersection of 37th Street and 109th Avenue. Minor roof damage was also noted to a home in this area. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Thunderstorms developed and moved across Lake Michigan during the evening hours on June 19th. Several hours of intense rainfall occurred starting around 7:00 PM EST. The ground was already saturated from early morning thunderstorms that produced very heavy rainfall. In addition to the heavy rain, severe thunderstorms and tornadoes accompanied the thunderstorms.
2010-06-05241°57'N / 86°05'W41°57'N / 86°02'W3.00 Miles200 Yards00100K0KCass
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: After leaving behind a swath of microburst winds, the storm intensified with a tornado touching down about a half mile southwest of Southwestern Michigan College, near Dowagiac. The circulation initially impacted the Pokagan subdivision with numerous homes suffering varying degrees of damage (DI: FR12 DOD: 4). The circulation continued east-southeast through mainly open and wooded areas, severely damaging numerous trees. The most extensive tree damage occurred near Michigan 62, west of Twin Lake Road where a 600 yard wide area of trees suffered extensive damage. The circulation was likely embedded within a much larger area of rear flank downdraft winds. The circulation then turned more southeast and hit a cemetery on Michigan 62, south of Cass Street. The circulation quickly dissipated after this point. Maximum winds are estimated at around 115 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A warm front worked north towards lower Michigan during the evening hours of the 5th. Storms were initially slow to organize, but quickly intensified and became super cellular as they moved off Lake Michigan. A combination of tornadoes and micro bursts were found in surveys across Berrien, Cass and St. Joseph counties.
2010-06-05241°49'N / 85°41'W41°46'N / 85°29'W11.00 Miles200 Yards00300K0KSt. Joseph
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A survey of damage across southern St. Joseph county was performed by NWS Personnel. The damage found indicates that a circulation touched down over an open field north of Miller Road and west of Blue School Road. The tornado initially struck two barns, destroying them and sending the debris several miles downwind. The tornado then picked up a trailer at a local Port-A-Jon business. It appears that a combination of the strong winds and the trailer striking one of the guy wires, resulted in a 350 foot cell tower being blown down into an adjacent tower, causing the failure of both (DI: FST DOD:2). The tornado then continued across mainly open fields, scouring a 200 yard wide area of corn, just to the east-southeast of the cell towers and several trees along its track. The final damage occurred at a residence where minor roof damage was done to a barn, as well as more focused tree damage and a center pivot irrigation system being flipped. The tornado reached a maximum of roughly 200 yards in width and was on the ground for over 10 miles. Maximum winds are estimated at around 125 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A warm front worked north towards lower Michigan during the evening hours of the 5th. Storms were initially slow to organize, but quickly intensified and became super cellular as they moved off Lake Michigan. A combination of tornadoes and micro bursts were found in surveys across Berrien, Cass and St. Joseph counties.
2010-06-05241°58'N / 86°30'W41°59'N / 86°26'W3.00 Miles200 Yards00150K0KBerrien
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A survey of the area between Baroda and Stevensville indicated damage consistent with a tornado. The damage started on Marrs Road, just west of Stevensville-Baroda Road. and continued east-northeast. The damage started with a travel trailer being thrown and destroyed as well as some tree damage. The circulation tracked mainly over open fields until reaching an area of homes on Lincoln Ave where the entire roof was ripped off a home (DI: FR12, DOD: 6) and another home suffered slightly less roof damage. The circulation continued northeast, crossing Hollywood Road, north of Linco Road. Several one year old 24 inch diameter power poles were snapped (DI: ETL; DOD 4). In addition, a harrow and trailer were thrown from a barn roughly 150 to 200 yards into a field. The circulation appears to dissipate north of Linco Road, on Scottdale Road. The tornado was roughly 200 yards wide at its peak. Maximum winds are estimated at around 125 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A warm front worked north towards lower Michigan during the evening hours of the 5th. Storms were initially slow to organize, but quickly intensified and became super cellular as they moved off Lake Michigan. A combination of tornadoes and micro bursts were found in surveys across Berrien, Cass and St. Joseph counties.
2010-06-06241°58'N / 83°46'W41°56'N / 83°31'W13.00 Miles800 Yards01150.0M0KMonroe
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down at 211 am at County Line Road and Rankin Road in Monroe county. This tornado then tracked east southeast, moving through Dundee at 217 AM. Maximum sustained winds of 130 to 135 mph where estimated just west of Dundee, which is classified at a high end EF2. The width of the tornado at that time was 800 yards. As it passed through Dundee. The tornado was still classified a low end EF2 with maximum winds of 115 mph. The tornado then tracked another 7 miles along highway 50 before lifting at 227 am at the Dixon Road intersection, causing generally EF0 damage to the east of Dundee. The total path of this tornado reached 13 miles. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong low pressure system tracked through Detroit Metro area during the early morning hours of June 6th, spawning three tornadoes south of I-94, with flash flooding occuring over Washtenaw and Wayne counties as 2 to 4 inches of rain was recorded. The two tornadoes which occured over Monroe county damaged a total of 311 buildings. Five single family homes were destroyed. Major damage occured at 34 structures. Minor damage was observed at 74 structures, with 198 other homes affected needing mostly cosmetic repairs. The village of Dundee was hardest hit.


* The information on this page is based on the global volcano database, the U.S. earthquake database of 1638-1985, and the U.S. Tornado and Weather Extremes database of 1950-2010.


 
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