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Severe Thunderstorms Possible Friday

Severe thunderstorms will be possible on Friday. Read More >


An autumn-like low pressure system swept across the Great Lakes region on August 17th, 2017. A warm and muggy air mass accompanied this system across northern Michigan, aiding to the development of periods of rain (heavy at times) along with scattered thunderstorms.

An EF0 tornado briefly touched down near the north shore of George Lake, 3 miles southeast of Lupton, in Ogemaw County. Pictures relayed to NWS Gaylord provide evidence that the tornado began as a tornadic waterspout over the northern portion of the lake before moving ashore. Damage was focused on Maple Avenue along the north shore of George Lake, primarily impacting a few houses, an outbuilding and several docks/boats.


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