Friday, June 25, 2010

Monroe County Tornado Confirmed

A National Weather Service (NWS) storm survey confirmed a tornado touched down just north of the Cone Rd exit off US 23...about 2 miles south of Milan, at 10:06 PM June 23. The tornado lifted about 2 1/2 miles northeast of Maybee, near Steffas Rd between Scofield and Zink. The total path length was 11 1/2 miles with an average path width of 50 yards.

The tornado was rated an EF0 along most of its path, producing winds of 60 to 70 mph. However, EF1 damage with winds estimated at 90 mph was found near Tuttle Hill Rd in London Township -- a roof was torn off of a pole barn, and substantial tree damage was found. The width of this tornado had briefly extended to 100 yards in this location. Several homes also had roof and shingle damage - mainly in and near the town of Scofield.

The storm survey also indicated that straight line wind damage occurred to the east of where the tornado lifted and continued into the Newport area. This damage included some downed power lines, minor tree damage and plastic covering removed and aluminum frame damage on a green house.

The NWS in Detroit has put together a full page about the tornado here.