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On the evening of July 12th, a line of severe storms moved across Lake Michigan and into southwest Lower Michigan. As of 7:30 PM EDT on July 13th, we have confirmed one waterspout and one tornado from this event.

- An EF-1 tornado with estimated peak wind speeds of 90 MPH occurred near Colon, MI in St Joseph County around 11:09 PM EDT. The path length was just under 3 miles with a max width of 50 yards.

PNS can be found here:

- A waterspout formed 2 miles northwest of Saint Joseph, MI over Lake Michigan around 9 PM ET. There are multiple reports on Twitter and Facebook of this waterspout. Through reviewing photo/video evidence, we can confirm that the waterspout remained offshore, thus, there were no reports of damage. 

EF-1 Tornado Confirmed near Colon, MI
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