DUNDEE, Mich. – The National Weather Service (NWS) has confirmed that the strong winds that damaged several buildings and power lines in Dundee on Saturday were actually the winds of an EF-0 tornado.
The NWS determined that an EF-0 tornado made its way through the downtown area of Dundee in the late morning hours of Saturday, April 1.
A damage survey revealed that the tornado reached estimated peak winds of 80 mph. The tornado’s path was just over seven miles long with a width of approximately 75 yards.
According to the NWS, the tornado touched down at the intersection of Brewer and Petersburg Roads at 11:03 a.m. and ended five minutes later at 11:08 a.m. near the intersection of Dixon and Sullivan Roads.
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Tornado damage was concentrated in the downtown area near Memorial Park and it was determined that most was to buildings.
There were no injuries or fatalities as a result of this tornado.
The NWS considers an EF-0 tornado to be weak with winds ranging anywhere from 65 to 85 mph.
Here is the full damage survey from the National Weather Service:
“The tornado touched down at the intersection of Brewer Rd and Petersburg Rd west southwest of Dundee. Damage in this area included a stand of pine trees down, damage to an outbuilding, and some significant shingle damage to a house with winds estimated at 75 mph in strength. The tornado then tracked along Brewer Rd with damage consisting of sporadic downed large limbs as Brewer Rd turned into Riley St. upon entering into the village of Dundee. Estimated wind speeds increased to a peak of 80 mph in downtown Dundee...specifically in the immediate vicinity of Memorial Park...with increased wind speeds aided by funneling effects between downtown buildings. Damage in this area consisted of a roof being partially blown off, windows blown out, downed limbs, and nearby car damage. The tornado then tracked further east northeastward until ending near the intersection of Dixon Rd and Sullivan Rd with continued sporadic downed large limbs.”National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI
Watch tornado touch down on Exact Track 4D Radar:
Exact Track 4D Radar shows the time period when a tornado touched down in Monroe County and traveled through Dundee on April 1. From 11:03 a.m. to 11:08 a.m., the EF0 traveled 7.3 miles. Its winds peaked at an estimated 80 mph, per @NWSDetroit. @Local4News #tornado #miwx pic.twitter.com/xjHrzCG0kp— Ron Hilliard (@RonHilliardTV) April 2, 2023