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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI
225 PM EDT Fri Aug 18 2017

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 08/18/17 TORNADO EVENT...
...Weak Tornado Confirmed Across Far Southeast Tuscola County...

.OVERVIEW...
A weak tornado spun up from a heavy rainshower, as there was no 
lightning detected due to the low top of the storm. 

.Kingston Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    75 mph
Path length /Statute/:  3 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             August 17 2017 
Start time:             810 PM EDT
Start location:         2.6 Miles SE Kingston/ Koylton / Michigan
Start Lat/Lon:          43.391 /-83.146

End date:               August 17 2017
End time:               817 PM EDT
End location:           4.2 Miles E Kingston/ Kingston / Michigan
End_lat/lon:            43.4175 /-83.097
 
SURVEY SUMMARY: Sporadic minor tree and crop damage along a path
from Clothier Road between Denhoff and Brief Roads to Northeast of the
intersection of Marton Road (Tuscola/Sanilac county line) and Sanilac
Road (M46). Greatest observed damage was the removal of roofing material 
from an outbuilding near the corner of Marton and Sanilac Roads, which is 
consistent with winds of approximately 75 MPH (EF0). Additional minor tree
damage was observed along the damage path.  

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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SF