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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
813 PM EDT TUE APR 14 2015 /713 PM CDT TUE APR 14 2015/

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 04/09/15 TORNADO EVENT...
...BRIEF EF0 TORNADO FOUND IN LARGER SWATH OF WIND DAMAGE...

.OVERVIEW...
A SURVEY OF DAMAGE NORTH OF MOSCOW MICHIGAN REVEALED THAT MAINLY
STRAIGHT LINE WINDS CAUSED DAMAGE TO SEVERAL AREAS OF TREES AS
WELL AS SOME STRUCTURES. HOWEVER...FURTHER INVESTIGATION OF RADAR
DATA AND GROUND REPORTS REVEALED A BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHDOWN WITHIN
THE SWATH OF DAMAGE.

WE WISH TO THANK HILLSDALE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AS WELL AS
LOCAL RESIDENTS FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE WITH THE SURVEY.

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    85 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.6 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   70 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             APR 9 2015
START TIME:             622 PM EDT
START LOCATION:         1 NNE MOSCOW MI
START LAT/LON:          42.0634/-84.4987

END DATE:               APR 9 2015
END TIME:               624 PM EDT
END LOCATION:           2 NE MOSCOW MI
END LAT/LON:            42.0669/-84.4879

SURVEY SUMMARY: A WEAKLY ORGANIZED TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN AN OPEN
FIELD SOUTHWEST OF THE INTERSECTION OF BIBBINS AND MOSHERVILLE
ROADS. AFTER CROSSING BIBBINS ROAD THE TORNADO APPEARED TO
INTENSIFY SOMEWHAT, UPROOTING AND BREAKING SEVERAL TREES ALONG
MOSHERVILLE ROAD...EAST OF BIBBINS ROAD. THE TORNADO PASSED TO THE
NORTHWEST OF A UNOCCUPIED 2 STORY HOME CAUSING MAINLY TREE AND
WINDOW DAMAGE. 2 LARGE TREES FELL ONTO THE ROOF OF THE HOME AS THE
TORNADO PASSED. SHORTLY AFTER LEAVING THIS PROPERTY THE TORNADO
APPEARS TO LOSE ITS STRUCTURE AND LIKELY DISSIPATED BEFORE A GROVE
OF TREES TO THE EAST OF THE RESIDENCE.

EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE
FOLLOWING CATEGORIES.

EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 04/09/2015 THUNDERSTORM WIND EVENT

...SUMMARY OF DAMAGE NORTH OF MOSCOW MICHIGAN-UPDATE 1...

PEAK WIND /ESTIMATED/:  85 TO 90 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  2.2 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   300 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE:             APR 9 2015
START TIME:             620 PM EDT
START LOCATION:         0.5 NW MOSCOW
START LAT/LON42.0574/-84.5150

END DATE:               APR 9 2015
END TIME:               625 PM EDT
END LOCATION:           1.8 NE MOSCOW
END LAT/LON42.0707/-84.4768

TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN ALONG A SWATH FROM MOSCOW ROAD...
NORTHEAST ACROSS BIBBENS ROAD...TO MOSHERVILLE ROAD. NUMEROUS
TREES WERE IMPACTED ALONG THE SWATH OF WIND...SEVERAL OF WHICH
WERE LIKELY DEAD. THE WINDS DID IMPACT A FARM ALONG MOSHERVILLE
ROAD...PUSHING A LARGE BARN OFF ITS PARTIALLY ELEVATED
FOUNDATION...SEVERELY DAMAGING THE STRUCTURE. OTHER THAN 2 SILOS
LOSING THEIR TOPS...SURROUNDING BUILDINGS SUFFERED FAR LESS
DAMAGE. THE END SEGMENT OF A CENTER PIVOT WAS FLIPPED AND
SEPARATED FROM THE UNIT BEFORE THE WINDS WEAKENED AS THEY CROSSED
ROUND LAKE ROAD. A YOUNG PINE TREE WAS UPROOTED ALONG THE ROAD
WITH A SOUTH FACING GARAGE DOOR SUFFERING MINOR DAMAGE FROM THE
IMPACT OF THE WIND.

NOTE:
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN
NWS STORM DATA.

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FISHER





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