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NOUS43 KGRR 030245

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
1045 PM EDT Sun Sep 2 2018


.Update...A tornado on the west side of the city of Jackson has 
been confirmed.

.Overview...Tornadoes have been confirmed in Barry, Mecosta, and
Jackson counties. Barry and Jackson county tornadoes are rated
EF-0 while Mecosta county is undetermined at this time. Damage in
southeastern Clinton county remains to be investigated.

.Jackson County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    80 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.5 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   225 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Sep 01 2018
Start Time:             8:12_pm_EDT
Start Location:         1.9 SW Downtown Jackson / Jackson / MI
Start Lat/Lon:          42.2327 / -84.4331

End Date:               Sep_01_2018
End Time:               8:20 pm EDT
End Location:           1.4 WNW Downtown Jackson / Jackson / MI
End Lat/Lon:            42.2536 / -84.4263

Survey Summary: The tornado began at the western Jackson city 
limits near S Brown St and W High St, and continued just 
northeast of due north. It crossed Washington Ave between 
Higby St and Thompson St, where it was at its widest and 
strongest. It weakened near the railroad tracks near Hibbard 
Ave south of Ganson St. Many trees or limbs were snapped and 
some trees were uprooted. Damage to houses was limited to trees
and limbs falling on them.

.Barry County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    75 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.4 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Sep 01 2018
Start Time:             7:08 pm EDT
Start Location:         4 WSW Hickory Corners / Barry / MI
Start Lat/Lon:          42.4269 / -85.4471

End Date:               Sep 01 2018
End Time:               7:10 pm EDT
End Location:           3 WSW Hickory Corners / Barry / MI
End Lat/Lon:            42.4314 / -85.4431

Survey Summary: This well-photographed supercell thunderstorm 
produced a wall cloud and brief funnel clouds over northern 
Kalamazoo County. NWS meteorologists investigated northern 
Kalamazoo County for damage east of the Kalamazoo River to 
northwest of Richland but no damage was found from the road.
Please report any damage in this area to the NWS. Several trees 
and limbs were snapped on the northwest and northern ends of 
Little Long Lake in Barry County. Snapped trees fell on a home. 
Video was captured of the tornado crossing the northern part of 
the lake.

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 events and publication in NWS
Storm Data.