Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Gaylord, MI

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GAYLORD MI
820 PM EDT TUE JUN 17 2014

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 06/17/14 TORNADO EVENT...

.REFERENCE TORNADO...HALE MICHIGAN

.SUMMARY...A BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHDOWN HAS BEEN CONFIRMED IN HALE
MICHIGAN BY NWS PERSONNEL...AFTER A DAMAGE SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED
TUESDAY AFTERNOON. CONSIDERABLE TREE DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED...HIGH
PROFILE VEHICLES WERE BLOWN OVER...HOMES AND BUSINESSES SUSTAINED
ROOF DAMAGE...AND NUMEROUS POWER AND LIGHT POLES WERE BLOWN OVER.

RATING: EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 100 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1.6 MILES (SPORADIC)
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 100 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: JUN_17_2014
START TIME: 1157 AM EDT
START LOCATION: 1.1 MILES WSW OF HALE

END DATE: JUN_17_2014
END TIME: 1158 AM EDT
END LOCATION: 0.4 MILES E OF HALE

EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE
FOLLOWING CATEGORIES.

EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH

NOTE:

THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

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