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Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
138 PM EDT Tue Apr 11 2017

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR APRIL 10 2017 TORNADO EVENT...


Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    90 mph
Path length /Statute/:  5.25 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   220 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             APR 10 2017
Start time:             836 PM EDT
Start location:         42.7837
Start Lat/Lon:         -85.3648

End date:               APR 10 2017
End time:               841 PM EDT
End location:           42.8178
End_lat/lon:           -85.2717

SURVEY SUMMARY:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS SURVEYED
DAMAGE FROM THE STORM MONDAY EVENING IN SOUTHEAST KENT
COUNTY AND SOUTHWEST IONIA COUNTY AND CONFIRMED A
TORNADO WITH PEAK WINDS ESTIMATED AT 90 MPH. DOZENS OF
LARGE TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED AND THREE BARNS
WERE HEAVILY DAMAGED. THE DAMAGE BEGAN ON 100TH STREET
JUST EAST OF ALDEN NASH AVENUE AND THEN CONTINUED TO THE
EAST NORTHEAST, CROSSING WINGEIER AVENUE WHERE A BARN
LOST METAL ROOFING. ONE METAL SECTION WAS CARRIED 0.6
MILES BY THE TORNADO AND LANDED IN A FIELD. THE TORNADO
DAMAGE INTENSIFIED AS THE FUNNEL NARROWED AND CROSSED
92ND AVENUE IN THE VICINITY OF THE TYLER CREEK GOLF
COURSE, WHERE A SWATH OF TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED.
PEAKS WINDS IN THIS AREA WERE ESTIMATED AT 90 MPH. THE
TORNADO CROSSED FREEPORT AVENUE AND KEIM ROAD. IT THEN
CROSSED HASTINGS ROAD WITH PEAK WINDS ESTIMATED AROUND
65 MPH TAKING DOWN LARGE TREE LIMBS. THE DAMAGE ENDED
AROUND BELL ROAD NORTH OF KEIM ROAD.

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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TURNAGE/OSTUNO



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