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First December tornado on record for Michigan

Posted at 7:47 PM, Dec 24, 2015

Canton – A strong storm system moving through the Great Lakes brought the first December tornado on record for Michigan.

The National Weather Service confirms the tornado touched down on Wednesday night in Wayne county at around 6:43 pm and stayed on the ground for about 2 miles.

Ann Arbor News

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The tornado was rated as an EF-1 with peak winds of 90 mph and was about 100 yards wide.

This is the first December tornado in Michigan history and only the third during the winter season.  The other two tornadoes occurred on Jan 18, 1996 in Kalamazoo County and Feb 28, 1974 in Wayne County.

To see the National Weather Service damage survey go to:

http://www.weather.gov/dtx/December23Tornado#Photos