700  
NOUS43 KDTX 220234 CCA  
PNSDTX  
MIZ047>049-053>055-060>063-068>070-075-076-082-083-221430-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI  
1034 PM EDT MON JUN 21 2021  
   
..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 06/20/21 RIGA TORNADO
 
   
..TORNADO CONFIRMED SOUTHEAST OF BLISSFIELD
 
 
   
OVERVIEW
 
ONE TORNADO WAS CONFIRMED IN SOUTHEAST LENAWEE COUNTY.  
THIS TORNADO WAS BRIEF AND IMPACTED NORTHWEST AND NORTHERN PORTIONS  
OF RIGA PRODUCING EF-1 DAMAGE. THE LAST TORNADO TO HIT LENAWEE  
COUNTY WAS ON JUNE 6, 2010, AN EF-1 NORTHWEST OF ADRIAN.  
   
RIGA TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 90 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 2.7 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 125 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: JUN_20_2021  
START TIME: 923 PM EDT  
START LOCATION: 1.9 MI SE BLISSFIELD/LENAWEE COUNTY  
START LAT/LON: 41.8144, -83.8363  
 
END DATE: JUN_20_2021  
END TIME: 927 PM EDT  
END LOCATION: 3.9 MI E OF BLISSFIELD/LENAWEE COUNTY  
END_LAT/LON: 41.8292, -83.7880  
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN SOUTH OF CEMETERY RD AND EAST  
OF SILBERHORN HWY HEADING ENE. THE TORNADO DAMAGED AT LEAST FIVE HOMES,  
FOUR OUTBUILDINGS, THREE BARNS, AND NUMEROUS TREES. DAMAGE INCLUDED A MIX  
OF UPROOTED TREES, SNAPPED LARGE LIMBS, ROOF LOSS, COLLAPSED BARN  
WALLS, FALLEN POWER POLES, A TOPPLED CHIMNEY, BLOWN OUT FENCING, AND  
AN OVERTURNED AIR CONDITIONER UNIT. LARGE SECTIONS OF SHEET METAL  
FROM A DESTROYED SMALL SHEET METAL SILO WERE ALSO LOFTED OVER A QUARTER  
MILE DOWNSTREAM. THE TORNADO INFLICTED DAMAGE ON A FINAL METAL BARN ROOF  
AS IT NEARED THE LENAWEE/MONROE COUNTY LINE THEN LIFTED PRIOR TO  
RODESILER HWY BETWEEN SIMPSON AND STADLER RD.  
 
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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