Officials said the tornado had maximum winds of 65 mph. It developed over or along the shoreline of eastern Lake Fenton, they said.
It touched down at 11:33 p.m. in the Fenton area and moved east-southeast for 7.5 miles, according to the National Weather Service. Officials said it was 40 yards wide at its widest.
The tornado lifted off the ground at 11:42 p.m. in Oakland County, according to the NWS.
Large tree limbs fell on a home on Pine Street near the lake, authorities said. A second-story dormer and a portion of the roof were damaged, they said.
Further tree damage along the path of the tornado was “sparse and sporadic” until the peak damage in the backyard of a home on Addis Road in Holly Township, according to officials. About 12 trees were significantly damaged, they said.
Some vinyl siding panels and a pergola were damaged at the home on Addis Road, officials said.
A barn further down the road lost part of its metal roof, according to the NWS.
A tornado warning was issued around 11:35 p.m. Monday for parts of Genesee and Oakland counties after officials reported a thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado had been located near Fenton at 11:33 p.m.
The warning expired at midnight. It was sparked by a radar-indicated rotation, NWS officials said.
Our storm survey confirms a weak EF0 tornado occurred near the Lake Fenton and Holly areas late last evening (July 11th). See the Public Information Statement for details. #miwx pic.twitter.com/76ES08YQca— NWS Detroit (@NWSDetroit) July 12, 2022