Tornado Confirmed in West Michigan

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WEST MICHIGAN — (FOX 17) — Most of the damage from Sunday’s severe weather was from straight-line winds. However, officials with the National Weather Service confirm that damage in Muskegon and Newaygo Counties was consistent with a weak tornado.

The damage extended into Mecosta and Isabella Counties as well.

The tornado produced EF-0 damage, with winds estimated between 65 and 75 miles per hour. The width of the storm was just 100 yards. There was a tornado warning in effect during the time of the 2:45pm EST touchdown.

The National Weather Service also confirmed that the damage in Mattawan (Van Buren County) was consistent with straight-line wind damage. Maximum winds were near 75 miles per hour.

A second tornado was confirmed in Cass County.

For the latest on the storm damage, join us on FOX 17 News.  The latest forecast is just a click away at http://www.fox17online.com/weather

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3 comments

  • blah blah blah!

    Dear lord!
    Why is it whenever there is some kind of weather related tragedy or just a tragedy in general, "West Mi" always has to try to compete for attention by claiming a local angle? This was not a major tornado for you people! EF0 is a low grade Tornado
    kind of like a Tstorm with a temper tantrum so to speak!!!
    So dry up already! Whiners!

    • gobluespartyon

      When there is pretty bad weather in West Michigan there going to report on it most of West Michigan was in moderate risk a couple of days ago. You may think it's no big deal but it was a lot of people were without power I was lucky that I didn't lose power not even a flicker. I think winds were over 60 MPH when the storms came through it was more thundershowers than storm other than winds.