National Weather Service confirms small, weak tornado in Roscommon County
The twister touched down near Higgins Lake and Roscommon as thunderstorms moved through Wednesday
ROSCOMMON COUNTY, Mich. (WJRT) - A line of thunderstorms that moved through Roscommon County on Wednesday afternoon spawned a small, weak tornado, according to the National Weather Service.
A damage survey team from the Gaylord office confirmed the tornado was on the ground for about two minutes near Higgins Lake and the village of Roscommon around 3:35 p.m. It traveled just over a mile.
The twister was about 25 yards wide and produced a peak wind of around 65 mph, ranking it as an EF 0 on the enhanced Fujita scale.
National Weather Service experts found a significant amount of tree damage in the tornado path. An eyewitness reported seeing a counter clockwise rotation and debris cloud in the air at the time.
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