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STRONGEST TORNADO: Enhanced Fujita Tornado Scale: EF0 - Gale Tornado (65-85 mph) Statistics last updated: December 16th, 2014
With the exception of the June 30, 1998, May 6, 1999, and August 26, 1999 tornadoes which were categorized as EF0, all other tornadoes confirmed in Tuscola County since 1950 have been categorized as either EF1 or EF2 on the Fujita scale.
Of all of the EF2's, certainly the tornado on May 24, 1971 was the largest. It developed about 2 miles northwest of Caro and skipped along a 10 1/2-mile path toward the northeast. At its largest, the tornado was approximately 3300 feet wide. One person was injured, and a house and 2 mobile homes were destroyed. 3 houses and 5 barns were damaged. Total damage was estimated to be over $50,000.
EF1 - Moderate Tornado (86-110 mph)
EF2 - Significant Tornado (111-135 mph)
EF3 - Severe Tornado (136-165 mph)
EF4 - Devastating Tornado (166-200 mph)
EF5 - Incredible Tornado (Over 200 mph)
Enhanced Fujita Tornado Scale:
EF0 - Gale Tornado (65-85 mph)
Statistics last updated: December 16th, 2014