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Issued by NWS Gaylord, MI

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Gaylord MI
833 PM EDT Sat May 21 2022


Rating:                 EF3
Estimated Peak Wind:    150 mph
Path Length /statute/:  16.6 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   200.0 yards
Fatalities:             2
Injuries:               44

Start Date:             05/20/2022
Start Time:             3:35 PM EDT
Start Location:         6 S Elmira / Antrim County / MI
Start Lat/Lon:          44.9802 / -84.8821

End Date:               05/20/2022
End Time:               3:55 PM EDT
End Location:           1 NE Sparr / Otsego County / MI
End Lat/Lon:            45.0579 / -84.5611

A tornado touched down about 6 miles south of Elmira in far
eastern Antrim County. The tornado strengthened as it crossed
Otsego County, becoming EF-3 with maximum winds of 150 mph in
and around the City of Gaylord. The tornado continued northeast
before lifting about 1 mile northeast of Sparr.


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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