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Public Information Statement
Statement as of 9:52 am EDT on September 2, 2014

...NWS damage survey for 09/01/14 Labor Day tornado events...

.Overview...A line of thunderstorms that swept across northern Michigan on Labor Day produced two EF-1 tornadoes...one in Kalkaska County and one in Otsego County. Information on these tornadoes is shown below.

Additionally...NWS employees are currently surveying two other possible tornadoes...one near Wolverine in Cheboygan County and another near Frederic in Crawford County. It will be determined later today whether these storms were tornadic or not.

.Reference tornado...Kalkaska County

Rating: EF-1 estimated peak wind: 100 mph path length /statute/: 3.95 miles path width /maximum/: 125 yards fatalities: 0 injuries: 0

Start date: sep_01_2014 start time: 0147_pm_edt start location: 1 miles N of Manistee lake_mi

End date: sep_01_2014 end time: 0158_pm_edt end location: 2 miles N of Oxbow lake_mi

.Reference tornado...Otsego County

Rating: EF-1 estimated peak wind: 110 mph path length /statute/: 7.30 miles path width /maximum/: 210 yards fatalities: 0 injuries: 0

Start date: sep_01_2014 start time: 0242_pm_edt start location: little Bass lake_mi

End date: sep_01_2014 end time: 0256_pm_edt end location: 1.75 miles N of big bear lake_mi

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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