The National Weather Service has now confirmed that there were four tornado touchdowns in Michigan this past Saturday evening.

There were severe thunderstorms across a good portion of the lower Peninsula, starting just after 7:00 PM in Barry County, where a twister with peak winds at about 75 mph cut a quarter mile long path.

100 mph winds were clocked in the tornado that hit parts of Mecosta County, snapping trees and destroying a mobile home.

In Jackson County, the west side of the city of Jackson was hit by a tornado around 8:12 PM, snapping trees and limbs, uprooting some trees; there was also some reported structure damage.

Here are the stats for the Clinton County, Bath Township tornado touchdown:

NWS Courtesy Image Turner, Katlyn
NWS Courtesy Image Turner, Katlyn


Some of you might be well aware that the tornado warnings came during the University of Michigan-Notre Dame football game. Painfully aware.

Reports are that the 20 minute 'interruption' of the highly-anticipated football game with a weather warning from WILX TV 10 Meteorologist Dustin Bonk was not well received. SEVERAL comments, many 'foul' in nature, were posted by angry viewers who wanted to see the action.

The Lansing State Journal reports here that WILX is defending the choice to report the weather over the game.


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