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A disorganized area of showers and some embedded thunderstorms tracked into southeast Michigan during the late morning hours of April 1st, 2023.  While the overall environment was marginal owing to lack of instability, locally favorable conditions for severe weather developed south of I-94 as upper and low level features briefly interacted. The thunderstorm complex reinvigorated between 10 and 11 AM, eventually becoming severe for a brief period over Lenawee/Monroe/southern Wayne Counties. These storms produced damaging wind gusts, sub-severe hail (spotters reported up to M&M size), and a brief/weak EF-0 tornado in Dundee. The tornado was on the ground for 5 minutes, causing damage consistent with 80 MPH wind gusts as it tracked through the heart of downtown Dundee. By noon, storms had shifted into Canada and the severe weather threat was over.

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