Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Detroit/Pontiac, MI

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Graphics & Text | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
000
NOUS43 KDTX 212028
PNSDTX
MIZ047>049-053>055-060>063-068>070-075-076-082-083-220830-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
428 PM EDT SUN SEP 21 2014

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 09/21/14 TORNADO...

.OVERVIEW...

ON THE EARLY MORNING OF SEPTMBER 20 2014...A SMALL STORM CELL
FIRED UP ALONG AND AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT TRACKING THROUGH
SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN. THIS STORM ENCOUNTERED A HIGH AMOUNT OF SHEAR
AND WAS ABLE TO FORM A BRIEF TORNADO JUST WEST-NORTHWEST OF
ROCHESTER.

.ROCHESTER TORNADO...

RATING: EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:90 MPH
PATCH LENGTH/STATUTE/: 1.25 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:150 YARDS
FATALITIES:0
INJURIES:0

START DATE:SEPTEMBER 20 2014
START TIME:5:57 AM EDT
START LOCATION: 3 WNW ROCHESTER / OAKLAND COUNTY / MI
START LAT/LON:42.70 / -83.19

END DATE: SEPTEMBER 20 2014
END TIME: 5:59 AM EDT
END LOCATION: 3 WNW ROCHESTER / OAKLAND COUNTY / MI
END LAT/LON: 42.71 / -83.17

SURVEY SUMMARY: THE TORNADO STARTED NEAR LAMBETH PARK AND NEW KENT
ROAD AND TRACKED EAST-NORTHEAST...ENDING NEAR WEST RIDGE DRIVE AND
SPRING CREEK ROAD. THE TORNADO IS RATED EF-1 WITH MAXIMUM WIND
GUSTS OF 90 MPH. MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH WAS 150 YARDS AND PATH LENGTH
WAS 1 1/4 MILES. STRONGEST DAMAGE WAS ALONG GRANDVIEW AND FAIRLANE
DRIVES WITH PARTIAL ROOF TORN OFF OF HOUSE...SEVERAL HOMES HAD
MINOR ROOF AND SIDING DAMAGE. NUMEROUS TREES WERE DOWNED ALONG THE
PATH. THE TORNADO LIFTED AT 559 AM.

$$

MM




USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.