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09/21/2014 0557 am

3 miles WNW of Rochester, Oakland County.

Tornado, reported by NWS storm survey.


            The tornado started near Lambeth park and New Kent Road
            and tracked east-northeast... ending near West Ridge drive
            and Spring Creek Road. The tornado is rated EF-1 with
            maximum wind gusts of 90 mph. Maximum path width was 150
            yards and path length was 1 1/4 miles. Strongest damage
            was between Grandview and Fairlane drives with partial
            roof torn off of house and several trees were downed
            along the path. The tornado lifted at 559 am.





09/21/2014 0558 am

3 miles WNW of Rochester, Oakland County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by Emergency Mngr.


            Significant damage centered near Grandview and Fairview
            in Rochester Hills extending for about six blocks. Trees
            down and roofs off some houses.



Public Information Statement

Statement as of 4:28 PM EDT on September 21, 2014


... NWS damage survey for 09/21/14 tornado...

.Overview...

On the early morning of septmber 21 2014... a small storm cell
fired up along and ahead of a cold front tracking through
Southeast Michigan. This storm encountered a high amount of shear
and was able to form a brief tornado just west-northwest of
Rochester.

.Rochester tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind:90 mph
patch length/statute/: 1.25 miles
path width /maximum/:150 yards
fatalities:0
injuries:0

Start date:september 21 2014
start time:5:57 am EDT
start location: 3 WNW Rochester / Oakland County / mi
start lat/lon:42.70 / -83.19

End date: September 21 2014
end time: 5:59 am EDT
end location: 3 WNW Rochester / Oakland County / mi
end lat/lon: 42.71 / -83.17

Survey summary: the tornado started near Lambeth park and New Kent
Road and tracked east-northeast... ending near West Ridge drive and
Spring Creek Road. The tornado is rated EF-1 with maximum wind
gusts of 90 mph. Maximum path width was 150 yards and path length
was 1 1/4 miles. Strongest damage was along Grandview and Fairlane
drives with partial roof torn off of house... several homes had
minor roof and siding damage. Numerous trees were downed along the
path. The tornado lifted at 559 am.


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