Sunday severe weather occured during an otherwise quiet year
Wed, 20 Nov 2013 02:34:47 GMT —
Two more tornadoes from Sunday's outbreak were confirmed in Michigan within the last 24 hours.
One touched down in northern Muskegon county and moved northeastward through Newaygo, Mecosta, and possibly into Isabella and Clare counties.
That was confirmed by an NWS storm survey last night.
This morning, the NWS and Ingham county sherriff's office confirmed another tornado in Leslie township -- south of Lansing -- with an EF0 intensity (the weakest on the scale).
These two reports would bring Sunday's total number of nationwide tornado reports to 87 (or more if other states are still tallying reports), according to the Storm Prediction Center (SPC).
Because multiple sightings of the same tornado sometimes occur, the SPC usually reduces the number of reports by 15 to 20%.
Therefore, it's unlikely that all of the 87 reports will go into the record books.
Before Sunday, 695 tornadoes had been tallied nationwide in 2013, and at this rate, 2013 could very well be the quietest tornado season since records began in 1954 (image 1).
In the near-term, severe weather and tornadoes are not a concern -- especially here in Mid-Michigan.
The forecast is calling for a brief warm-up tomorrow and Thursday, followed by drastically colder weather with snow showers over the weekend.
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