Confirmed Tornado Sunday Afternoon 7/18 in Allegan County


National Weather Service officials conducted a damage survey of
  Northeastern Allegan County on Tuesday. It was determined that an EF-0 tornado occurred near 144th street and 2nd avenue at 408 pm on Sunday July 18th.

 

 The tornado was approximately 50 to 75 yards wide with a path length of 0.34 miles. It was on the ground for approximately 2 minutes. The tornadic winds were estimated to be around 80 mph.

 

The tornado started in Maple Lake Estates just off of 144th street.  Some minor damage occurred at this location. The tornado traveled northeast through a tree line breaking a few branches. A home between 144th street and 2nd avenue sustained roof damage when shingles were removed. A wooden swingset was thrown into the home.  Damage also occurred to a vehicle in the driveway when a piece of wood was impaled into the door. Some minor tree damage occurred in this area as well. The tornado continued to move northeast into a wooded area. Several trees sustained damage when limbs were snapped and trees were uprooted. Damage to a section of a barn and chicken coop were also noted. The tornado lifted around 2nd street.

 

The image below displays radar reflectivity just moments prior to the time of Tornado touchdown in Northeast Allegan County. The red point that is circled is the location of the tornadic storm just prior to touchdown.

 

The image below displays radar velocity just moments prior to the time of Tornado touchdown in Northeast Allegan County. The red point that is circled is the location of the tornadic storm just prior to touchdown.

 

Click on the image below for a detailed map of the tornado path and damage.

Damage path for Allegan County Tornado

 



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