Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Gaylord, MI

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GAYLORD MI
952 AM EDT TUE SEP 2 2014

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 09/01/14 LABOR DAY TORNADO EVENTS...

.OVERVIEW...A LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS THAT SWEPT ACROSS NORTHERN
MICHIGAN ON LABOR DAY PRODUCED TWO EF-1 TORNADOES...ONE IN
KALKASKA COUNTY AND ONE IN OTSEGO COUNTY. INFORMATION ON THESE
TORNADOES IS SHOWN BELOW.

ADDITIONALLY...NWS EMPLOYEES ARE CURRENTLY SURVEYING TWO OTHER
POSSIBLE TORNADOES...ONE NEAR WOLVERINE IN CHEBOYGAN COUNTY AND
ANOTHER NEAR FREDERIC IN CRAWFORD COUNTY. IT WILL BE DETERMINED
LATER TODAY WHETHER THESE STORMS WERE TORNADIC OR NOT.

.REFERENCE TORNADO...KALKASKA COUNTY

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    100 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  3.95 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   125 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             SEP_01_2014
START TIME:             0147_PM_EDT
START LOCATION:         1 MILES N OF MANISTEE LAKE_MI

END DATE:               SEP_01_2014
END TIME:               0158_PM_EDT
END LOCATION:           2 MILES N OF OXBOW LAKE_MI

.REFERENCE TORNADO...OTSEGO COUNTY

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    110 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  7.30 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   210 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             SEP_01_2014
START TIME:             0242_PM_EDT
START LOCATION:         LITTLE BASS LAKE_MI

END DATE:               SEP_01_2014
END TIME:               0256_PM_EDT
END LOCATION:           1.75 MILES N OF BIG BEAR LAKE_MI

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 EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN
NWS STORM DATA.

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SMITH





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