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NOUS43 KGRR 231500  
PNSGRR  
MIZ037>040-043>046-050>052-056>059-064>067-071>074-240300-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI  
1100 AM EDT TUE AUG 23 2016  
 
...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 08/20/2016 EF-1 TORNADO IN VAN  
BUREN/ALLEGAN COUNTIES...  
 
AN EF-1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST SOUTHWEST OF BANGOR MICHIGAN ON  
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20TH AND TRACKED NORTHEAST THROUGH TOWN. THE ENTIRE  
CITY LOST POWER AS WELL AS HUNDREDS OF TREES. MULTIPLE STRUCTURES IN  
BANGOR WERE DAMAGED AS WELL. ROOF DAMAGE WAS NOTED ON MAIN STREET.  
NEW BEGINNING MINISTRIES AND THE BANGOR POLICE DEPARTMENT SUSTAINED  
DAMAGE.  
 
THE TORNADO THEN TRACKED FURTHER NORTHEAST, CAUSING SIGNIFICANT  
DAMAGE AT TRUE BLUE FARMS ALONG COUNTY ROAD 215 AND THE COLUMBIA  
TOWNSHIP HALL IN GRAND JUNCTION. THE TORNADO TRACKED INTO EXTREME  
SOUTHERN ALLEGAN COUNTY BEFORE LIFTING ABOUT 2.5 MILES NORTHEAST OF  
GRAND JUNCTION ON 103RD AVE WEST OF 52ND STREET.  
 
A SEPARATE TORNADO OCCURRED FROM APPROXIMATELY 118TH AVENUE  
SOUTHEAST OF FENNVILLE NORTHEAST TO THE OTTAWA COUNTY BORDER,  
CONTINUING INTO OTTAWA COUNTY. WE ARE STILL INVESTIGATING THE  
PRECISE START LOCATION OF THIS TORNADO. DETAILS WILL BE PROVIDED  
WHEN THEY ARE KNOWN.  
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: BETWEEN 90 AND 110 MPH  
PATH LENGTH: AROUND 10.6 MILES  
PATH WIDTH: APPROXIMATELY 50 TO 150 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: AUG 20 2016  
START TIME: APPROXIMATELY 113 PM EDT  
START LOCATION: AROUND 1.5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF BANGOR  
START LAT/LON: 42.296 N, 86.126 W  
 
END DATE: AUG 20 2016  
END TIME: APPROXIMATELY 131 PM EDT  
END LOCATION: AROUND 2.5 MILES NORTHEAST OF GRAND JUNCTION  
END LAT/LON: 42.44 N, 86.055 W  
 
EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES  
TORNADOES INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES.  
 
EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH  
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH  
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH  
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH  
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH  
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH  
 
NOTE:  
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO  
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN  
NWS STORM DATA.  
 

 
 
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