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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Gaylord MI
251 PM EDT Fri Aug 18 2017


An EF0 tornado briefly touched down near the north shore of
George Lake, 3 miles southeast of Lupton, in Ogemaw County
on Thursday evening. Pictures relayed to NWS Gaylord provide
evidence that the tornado began as a tornadic waterspout over
the northern portion of George Lake before moving ashore. Damage
was focused on Maple Avenue along the north shore of George Lake,
primarily impacting a few houses, an outbuilding and several

.Lupton, MI Tornado...

Rating:                 EF
Estimated peak wind:    80 mph
Path length /Statute/:  0.14 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   40 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             Aug_17_2017
Start time:             7:29 pm EDT
Start location:         44.403, -83.974

End date:               Aug_17_2017
End time:               7:34 pm EDT
End location:           44.404, -83.972

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

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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