Tornado Confirmed in West Michigan

Posted at 9:07 PM, Nov 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-19 07:19:20-05

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.

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