National Weather Service confirms tornado touched down in Macomb County

Viewers send in photos of funnel cloud spotted Wednesday afternoon

By Paul Gross - Meteorologist , Ben Bailey - Chief Meteorologist

MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. - The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down on Place Road between 29 Mile and 30 Mile roads in Lenox Township.

It was rated as an EF0 tornado with estimated wind speeds of 75 mph.

Local 4 received several photos Wednesday showing the funnel cloud over Richmond, Lenox Township and Chesterfield Township in Macomb County.

The funnel was a very small one, so small in fact that Local 4's Ben Bailey and Paul Gross were not able to detect any rotation on radar Wednesday afternoon.

At least two people spotted the small funnel cloud near Richmond Township.

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A Local 4 viewer shared this video of the funnel cloud:


The following images were taken about 2:25 p.m. Wednesday on Place Road just north of 30 Mile Road in Lenox Township. Local 4 viewer Darek Nytko shared them:

This photo was taken at 32 Mile Road and North Avenue, just south of Armada:


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