Tornadoes Confirmed in Northern Michigan

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Two tornadoes touched down in northern Michigan Labor Day Monday afternoon as a line of severe thunderstorms rolled over the area.

The National Weather Service office in Gaylord confirmed that two separate tornadoes knocked down many trees and caused minor tree-related damage to residences in northeast Kalkaska and southeast Otsego counties near Gaylord.

The NWS rated them both as EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale with maximum winds of 100 to 110 miles per hour. The areas hit were lightly populated.

This is part of the same line of storms that brought heavy rain and high winds to Mid-Michigan, but storms in southern Michigan were not severe.

Click the links on the right for information on the tornadoes' locations and damage. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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