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Displaying AFOS PIL: PNSDTX Received: 2018-09-26 20:59 UTC


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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI
459 PM EDT Wed Sep 26 2018

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR THE 09/25/2018 TORNADO EVENT...

...TORNADO CONFIRMED AND RATED EF1 IN FRENCHTOWN TOWNSHIP IN
MONROE COUNTY MICHIGAN...

.Frenchtown Township tornado...

Update...No new changes to this tornado event.

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    95-100 mph
Path length /Statute/:  4.3 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   400 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             SEP 25 2018
Start time:             823 PM EDT
Start location:         41.9562 / -83.4321

End date:               SEP 25 2018
End time:               832 PM EDT
End location:           42.0099 / -83.3892

SURVEY SUMMARY: The path began as weak EF0 damage, mainly to
trees, until near Reinhardt and Heiss roads where it became a solid
EF0. The tornado reached EF1 strength near Toben and South Stony 
Creek roads where roofing material was removed leaving exposed 
trusses and windows that were blown out of homes in the area. 
Garage doors were also blown in and many trees were damaged and 
uprooted. EF0 damage to siding and tree limbs was noted before the
tornado dissipated near North Stoney Creek road and the railroad 
tracks. 


...SECOND TORNADO CONFIRMED AND RATED EF0 IN NORTHERN MONROE AND
SOUTHERN WAYNE COUNTIES...

.South Rockwood/Rockwood tornado...

Update...Name change for second tornado from previous PNS

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    60-65 mph
Path length /Statute/:  4.0 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             SEP 25 2018 
Start time:             845 PM EDT
Start location:         42.0356 / -83.264

End date:               SEP 25 2018
End time:               852 PM EDT
End location:           42.0870 / -83.225

SURVEY SUMMARY: An EF0 tornado began in Berlin Township in Monroe
County just south of Sigler Road on North Dixie Highway. The tornado
remained at EF0 strength throughout the entire path length, before
dissipating near the intersection of Meadow Lane and Ostreich Road in
Wayne County near the border of Brownstown Charter Township and the city
of Gibraltar. Damage included multiple limbs and large trees downed, 
along with missing shingles to a house near the end of the tornado path.


...THIRD TORNADO CONFIRMED AND RATED EF1 IN WAYNE COUNTY MICHIGAN...

.Gibraltar tornado...

Update...This is new information regarding this tornado event.

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    95-100 mph
Path length /Statute/:  3.3 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             SEP 25 2018 
Start time:             855 PM EDT
Start location:         42.0914 / -83.2059

End date:               SEP 25 2018 
End time:               902 PM EDT
End location:           42.1079 / -83.1462

SURVEY SUMMARY: An EF1 tornado began just to the west of W Jefferson
Ave and south of Gibraltar Road.  The tornado remained at EF1 strength
up to the Navarre Street and Young Drive area, before weakening to EF0
strength for the remainder of the path.  The tornado then crossed the
Detroit River before dissipating at the north end of Elba Island in
Grosse Ile Township.  Damage included multiple large limbs and trees
downed, a roof partially blown off and powerlines downed. 

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 events and publication in
NWS Storm Data. 

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