Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI
NOUS43 KGRR 210221 CCA
Public Information Statement...corrected for date
National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
1016 PM EDT SAT AUG 20 2016
...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 08/20/2016 EF-1 TORNADO IN IONIA/MONTCALM
Tornado damage began just east of the small town of Orleans and
moved northeast where it crossed M-44, bringing several large trees
down, one of which fell on a house. The tornado then crossed West
Long Lake Road where the concrete block wall of a garage was blown
out and the wind peeled shingles off the roof of a house.
A path of tree damage about a hundred yards wide continued to
the northeast and narrowed as it crossed the Montcalm County line.
The last damage noted was a few downed trees on East Boyer Road
about 3.5 miles southeast of Sheridan.
Estimated peak wind: 90 mph
Path length /Statute/: 8 miles
Path width /Maximum/: 100 yards
Start date: August 20 2016
Start time: 310 pm EDT
Start location: 0.4 miles east of Orleans Michigan
Start Lat/Lon: 43.068N -85.128W
End date: August 20 2016
End time: 325 pm EDT
End location: 3.5 miles southeast of Sheridan Michigan
End_lat/lon: 43.1632N -85.045W
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
The information in this statement is PRELIMINARY and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in
NWS Storm Data.