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National Weather Service confirms small, weak tornado in Roscommon County

The twister touched down near Higgins Lake and Roscommon as thunderstorms moved through Wednesday
The doppler radar outside the National Weather Service office in Gaylord.
The doppler radar outside the National Weather Service office in Gaylord.(source: National Weather Service)
Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 3:25 PM EDT
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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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