Updated-Two Tornadoes in Livingston County from August 27-28, 2013 Severe Weather

August 27-28, 2013 Severe Weather

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Three rounds of showers and thunderstorms moved through southeast Michigan on Tuesday, August 27.  The first round moved through during the early morning hours, with the second during the midday.  The atmosphere was able to destabilize enough after the second round of showers to create an environment favorable for severe weather.  The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) went out with a watch over parts of the CWA just before 5pm.  Storms continued to trek slowly to the south/southeast before exiting the area early Wednesday morning.  Heavy rain was reported with these storms, with some locations receiving over 4 inches of rain. 

One storm was able to briefly produce two weak tornados in Livingston County.  Both tornadoes were rated as EF0.  The first tornado hit near Cohactah at 1154 p.m. EDT with maximum winds around 80 mph, a path length of 1.7 miles and a path width of 420 yards.  This tornado lifted at 1158 p.m. EDT.  The second tornado near Brighton started its damage at 1250 a.m. EDT.   This tornado was on the ground for 5 minutes with maximum winds around 80 mph, a path length of 2.9 miles and a maximum path width of 700 yards.  Damages from both tornados included numerous uprooted trees and minor siding damage to a couple of homes.


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Radar loop courtesy of Iowa Environmental Mesonet (IEM)

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Local Storm Reports

More local storm report details can be found here or by clicking on the above image.



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Damage Survey

Above image displays the August 27-28, 2013 tornado damage tracks.  Interactive Google map, including points, can be found by either clicking  on the image or here.

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Photos  (Click on thumbnail for bigger image)

 Following photos are from the EF0 tornado damage near Brighton in Livingston County.


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SPC Products  (More details can be found by clicking on the images)


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