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08/02/2015 1010 PM

2 miles NE of Howell, Livingston County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by NWS employee.


            Several 6 inch branches down





08/03/2015 0700 am

1 miles N of Whitmore Lake, Livingston County.

Heavy rain m1.15 inch, reported by co-op observer.


            24 hour total




08/03/2015 0700 am

1 miles N of Whitmore Lake, Livingston County.

Heavy rain m1.15 inch, reported by co-op observer.


            24 hour total




08/02/2015 1010 PM

2 miles NE of Howell, Livingston County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by NWS employee.


            Several 6 inch branches down





08/02/2015 1010 PM

2 miles NE of Howell, Livingston County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by NWS employee.


            Several 6 inch branches down



Public Information Statement

Statement as of 2:02 PM EDT on August 03, 2015



... NWS damage survey for 08/02/15 Owendale mi EF1 tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90 mph
path length /statute/: 7.1 miles
path width /maximum/: 100 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Aug 02 2015
start time: 639 PM EDT
start location: 2.7 miles west of Owendale
start lat/lon: 43.728/-83.322

End date: Aug 02 2015
end time: 644 PM EDT
end location: 4.4 miles east of Owendale
end_lat/lon: 43.731/-83.179

Tornado touched down 0.25 miles west of intersection of Sebewaing Rd and
shebeon Rd. The tornado traveled along or just north of Sebewaing Rd for its
lifespan as it moved eastward. After the tornado touched down it quickly
intensified to EF1 /90 mph winds/ with the roof and walls of a barn destroyed
and tree damage. It weakened to EF0... then strengthened to EF1 with 90 mph winds
and width of 100 yards upon entering Owendale. Damage in Owendale included
destruction of outbuildings... siding peeled off a garage... trees snapped and
uprooted. There was also a small warehouse with westward-facing garage doors
blown in... a cinder block wall blown out... and uplifted roof. Borderline EF0/1
damage continued along Sebewaing Rd east of Owendale with tree damage. The
tornado lifted just north of the intersection of Sebewaing Rd and Elkton Rd.


[Optional] ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies
tornadoes into the following 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

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in
NWS storm data.


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