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Eastern and Western Storms

A strong cold front will sweep across the eastern U.S. with gusty winds, showers and thunderstorms, and lake effect snow. A slow moving western system will bring locally heavy rain that could cause flash flooding and heavy mountain snow. Heavy snow and blowing snow is expected across much of the northern 2/3rds of Alaska from two strong weather systems. Read More >

Overview

 

A low pressure system passing across Upper Michigan during the day allowed widespread showers to develop throughout the U.P.  During the afternoon and early evening hours the clouds broke up just enough to allow some insolation, which created enough instability to create a brief tornado spin-up over northern Menominee county, near Hermansville.  An interesting thing to note about this storm is that there was no lightning detected by the lightning network. 

A majority of the damage remained over rural areas and was limited to forested areas; however, there was a close call as the tornado moved about 100 yards away from an individuals farm and home.  The NWS storm survey team rated the tornado as an EF1, with winds estimated to be around 90 mph.

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Image of the EF1 Tornado taken near Hermansville, MI. Click the image to view the video footage.

(Image and video courtesy of: Chelsea Blahnik)

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