We had to wait until August to get the first tornado of the year in Michigan, but we didn’t have to wait long in August. A small tornado touched down in Taylor, Michigan at 12:44 a.m. last night. Here’s video of the tornado going thru power lines. The tornado was small, rated EF0 with estimated winds of 80 mph. This was just a few miles east of the Detoit/Wayne County Airport. Here’s an overhead view of the tornado path:
Here’s the tornado path on the south side of Taylor. It was on the ground for 8/10ths of a mile. The width of the twister was 100 yards – so it was as wide as a football field is long. It lasted for just 2 minutes and was traveling at approx. 25 mph.
The storm also produced winds estimated at 60 mph in nearby Lincoln Park. Heavy rain also accompanied the storm:
Here’s a (small) radar loop of the storms.
The radar image at the top is velocity data. The green color is wind moving toward the radar and the red is