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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Marquette MI
947 PM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 05/24/2016 TORNADO EVENT...

.OVERVIEW...A surface front across Upper Michigan on Tuesday helped
ongoing thunderstorms to develop into tornadic storms over portions
of western Marquette county. An NWS survey team found several snapped
or uprooted trees from just west northwest of Republic, MI eastward to
south of the Greenwood Reservoir to points east to County Road 581 to
the southwest of Ishpeming, MI. The damage included trees pulled toward
a convergent center in several locations along with trees that fell next
to each other in opposing directions. There was also damage to a chimney
at a seasonal cabin.

.TORNADO west northwest of Republic...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    90 mph
Path length /Statute/:  4 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   1/8 to 1/4 mile
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             05/24/2016
Start time:             2:21 pm EDT
Start location:         7 miles WNW of Republic, MI

End date:               05/24/2016
End time:               2:33 pm EDT
End location:           3 miles WNW of Republic, MI

.TORNADO southwest of Greenwood Reservoir to near County Road 581...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    90 mph
Path length /Statute/:  7 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   1/8 to 1/4 mile
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             05/24/2016
Start time:             2:54 pm EDT
Start location:         12 miles WSW Ishpeming, MI

End date:               05/24/2016
End time:               3:02 pm EDT
End location:           6 miles SW Ishpeming, 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 event and publication in
NWS Storm Data.

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DGP/JSS/KEC/JLA



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