Tornado on Aug. 02, 2015 14:38 PM EDT (2024)

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Tornado Archive

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has been tracking tornadoes for decades. This interactive map, which contains data from January 1950 to January 31, 2024, pinpoints where a cyclone touched down and traces its path of destruction. For more recent tornadoes, clicking deeper provides more details, damage estimates and whether someone was injured or killed in the storm.

Summary

Temperatures soaring into the lower 90s across much of Southeast Michigan set the stage for severe storms as a strong cold front dropped south into southern Lower Michigan. First round of storms developed near Saginaw Bay during the early afternoon hours. A second round of storms arrived during the evening hours, spawning an EF1 tornado in Owendale in western Huron County. The solid line of storms then tracked south through all of southeast Michigan, exiting the State shortly after midnight. Sporadic wind damage occurred, leaving over 60,000 DTE customers without power. Rainfall totals exceeded 2 inches in isolated spots. There was also golf ball size hail reported near Saginaw.

Date/TimeF ScaleLength (in miles)Width (in feet)Injury*Fataliy**Property DamageCrops Damage
Aug. 02, 2015 12:49 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)$3,000
Two power lines downed, along with 3 power poles damaged.
Aug. 02, 2015 13:31 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)$1,000
A large pine tree was blown down onto the Port Crescent State Park Headquarters.
Aug. 02, 2015 13:34 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)$1,000
Multiple large tree limbs downed. Half of a 60 foot pine tree was sheered off. Minor siding and roof damage observed.
Aug. 02, 2015 13:34 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
A 2 foot diameter tree was reported down.
Aug. 02, 2015 13:37 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)$10,000
A barn and out buildings roofs blown off and some walls knocked down.
Aug. 02, 2015 13:38 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)$10,000
A barn was damaged, large train wagons tossed, and box trailer destroyed.
Aug. 02, 2015 13:56 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Aug. 02, 2015 14:01 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Aug. 02, 2015 14:05 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Aug. 02, 2015 14:05 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)$1,000
Trees and wires reported down, along with a power pole.
Aug. 02, 2015 14:22 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Several large tree limbs down.
Aug. 02, 2015 14:22 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
A large tree was blown down.
Aug. 02, 2015 14:22 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Large tree limbs down.
Aug. 02, 2015 14:35 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Aug. 02, 2015 14:38 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Aug. 02, 2015 14:38 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Aug. 02, 2015 14:38 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Aug. 02, 2015 15:30 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Aug. 02, 2015 17:05 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Numerous trees reported blown down.
Aug. 02, 2015 17:05 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Aug. 02, 2015 17:39 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Trees reported blown down.
Aug. 02, 2015 17:39 PM EDTEF16.951000 (0)0 (0)$50,000
A tornado touched down 0.25 miles west of the intersection of Sebewaing and Shebeon roads. The tornado traveled along or just north of Sebewaing road for its lifespan as it moved eastward. After the tornado touched down it quickly intensified to EF1 with maximum winds of 90 mph. The roof and walls of a barn were destroyed, along with tree damage observed. And tree damage. Damage in Owendale included destruction of outbuildings, siding peeled off a garage, as well as trees snapped and uprooted. There was also a small warehouse with westward-facing garage doors blown in, a cinder block wall blown out, and uplifted roof. The tornado lifted just north of the intersection of Sebewaing and Elkton roads.
Aug. 02, 2015 17:41 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Numerous trees and wires reported down.
Aug. 02, 2015 17:42 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Aug. 02, 2015 17:43 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Large maple tree uprooted with many large limbs reported down as well.
Aug. 02, 2015 17:52 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Aug. 02, 2015 17:56 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Aug. 02, 2015 17:57 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Multiple trees and large branches reported down.
Aug. 02, 2015 17:59 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Numerous trees and wires reported down.
Aug. 02, 2015 18:00 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Aug. 02, 2015 18:02 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Numerous trees and large limbs down.
Aug. 02, 2015 18:02 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Multiple trees and power lines reported down.
Aug. 02, 2015 18:04 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Large maple tree limbs reported down.
Aug. 02, 2015 18:09 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Numerous trees and wired down.
Aug. 02, 2015 18:12 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Aug. 02, 2015 18:19 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Several large tree limbs down.
Aug. 02, 2015 18:20 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
A large tree was reported down.
Aug. 02, 2015 18:26 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Numerous trees and wires reported down.
Aug. 02, 2015 18:28 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Tree split in two and down.
Aug. 02, 2015 18:29 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Numerous trees and wires reported down.
Aug. 02, 2015 18:36 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Aug. 02, 2015 18:40 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Numerous trees reported down.
Aug. 02, 2015 18:40 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Numerous tree branches reported down.
Aug. 02, 2015 18:51 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Power lines reported down.
Aug. 02, 2015 18:55 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Numerous trees and wired reported down.
Aug. 02, 2015 18:56 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Tree limbs and wires reported down.
Aug. 02, 2015 20:19 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Aug. 02, 2015 20:23 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
A few trees were reported down.
Aug. 02, 2015 20:35 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Aug. 02, 2015 20:35 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Wires reported down.
Aug. 02, 2015 21:00 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)$3,000
Numerous power lines and tree limbs reported down.
Aug. 02, 2015 21:10 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Several 6 inch tree branches reported down.
Aug. 02, 2015 21:20 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
A large tree limb snapped.
Aug. 02, 2015 21:25 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Aug. 02, 2015 21:45 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Power lines reported down.
Aug. 02, 2015 22:00 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
A spotter estimated a 60 mph thunderstorm wind gust.
Aug. 02, 2015 22:15 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
A 13 inch diameter tree was reported down.
Aug. 02, 2015 22:15 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Aug. 02, 2015 22:22 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
Power lines reported down.
Aug. 02, 2015 23:18 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)
A tree was reported down, along with wires.
Aug. 02, 2015 23:23 PM EDT0 (0)0 (0)$2,000
Several power lines reported down.

* Direct Injury (Indirect Injury)
* Direct Fatality (Indirect Fatality)

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Florida is in a scramble to re-energize the state as quickly as possible. Here's a guide to the percentage of power outages in each county. Click on each county to see the details.
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F Scale***

EF5

EF4

EF3

EF2

EF1

EF0

Not Available

*** Enhanced Fujita Scale describes the strength of the tornado based on the amount and type of damage caused by the tornado. The F-scale of damage will vary in the destruction area; therefore, the highest value of the F-scale is recorded for each event. EF0 – Light Damage (40 – 72 mph), EF1 – Moderate Damage (73 – 112 mph), EF2 – Significant damage (113 – 157 mph), EF3 – Severe Damage (158 – 206 mph), EF4 – Devastating Damage (207 – 260 mph), EF5 – Incredible Damage (261 – 318 mph)

Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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