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Event

Michigan outbreak of 2012
Date of tornado outbreak: May 3rd, 2012
Duration1: 3 hours, 11 minutes- And currently ongoing.
Maximum rated tornado2: F5 tornado
Tornadoes caused: 22
Total Damages: $4.3 billion (2012 USD)
Total Fatalities: 192

1Time from first tornado to last tornado
2Most severe tornado damage; see Fujita scale



Tornado count

Confirmed
Total
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F1
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F2
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F3
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F4
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F5
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F6
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F7
22 8 4 3 (1 anti-cyclonic) 3 3 (1 Anti-Cyclonic) 1 0 0


Tornadoes

List of confirmed tornadoes - May 3rd, 2012
F#
Location
Time (UTC)
Path length
Comments/Damage
Michigan
F0 E of Detroit 0130 3.5 miles 0 deaths - A small tornado formed near Detroit, no damage was reported.
F0 NNW of Detroit 0145 3.5 miles 0 deaths - A small tornado formed near Detroit, no damage was reported.
F1 Detroit 0149 8.5 miles 0 deaths - A weak tornado went through Detroit, it trashed part of down-town.
F0 S of Grand Rapids 0151 4 miles 0 deaths - A small tornado formed near Grand Rapids, It tore the branch of a tree and landed it in a house.
F3 Grand Rapids 0157 24 miles 9 deaths - A large mile wide tornado tore through Grand Rapids.
F1 Lansing 0201 6 miles 1 death - a weak tornado tore through Lansing.
F4 Detroit 0210 29 miles 27 deaths - A mile wide tornado tore through Detroit.
F0 N of Grand Rapids 0211 4.5 miles 0 deaths - A small tornado formed near Grand Rapids.
F2 Bath 0216 14 miles 6 deaths - A quarter mile wide tornado came through bath, Michigan.
F4 SSE of Grand Rapids 0221 28 miles 29 deaths - A small yet powerful rope tornado cause devastation to a small town near grand rapids.
F0 S of Big Rapids 0225 3 miles 0 deaths - A weak tornado formed near big rapids.
F5 Birmingham 0232 35 miles 65 deaths - A half-mile wide tornado decimated Birmingham.
F3 NNE of Charter Township of Clinton 0237 20 miles 15 deaths - A half-mile wide tornado tore through the Charter Township of Clinton.
F0 Birmingham 0241 3.5 miles 0 deaths - a weak tornado tore through Birmingham.
F0 Detroit 0301 5 miles 0 deaths - a weak tornado tore through detroit.
F0 Birmingham 0315 2.5 miles 0 deaths - a weak tornado tore through birmingham.
F4 Grand Haven 0320 23.5 miles 20 deaths - A small yet powerful anti-cyclonic tornado tore through Grand Haven.
F1 Big Rapids 0331 5.5 miles 0 deaths - a weak tornado tore through Big Rapids.
F0 S of Birmingham 0335 3 miles 0 deaths - a weak tornado tore through a camp-site.
F0 Birmingham 0341 3.5 miles 0 deaths - a weak tornado tore through Birmingham.
F3 Lansing 0345 18 miles 9 deaths - a half mile wide tornado tore through lansing.
F2 N or Grand Beach 0417 13.5 miles 5 deaths - a skinny anti-cyclonic tornado was responsible for destruction part of a neighbourhood near grand beach, just near lake michigan.
F2 NNE of Detroit 0430 10.5 miles 5 deaths - a half mile wide tornado tore through an already severely trashed detroit.
F1 Frankfort 0441 6.5 miles 1 death - a weak tornado tore through Frankfort.

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