Your question: How often do tornadoes happen in Michigan?

Where are tornadoes most common in Michigan?

The largest tornado alley is a wide swath from west to east from the Grand Rapids area to the Lansing area to the Flint/Saginaw area. The second tornado alley lies in far southern Lower Michigan from the Coldwater area to Hillsdale to Adrian to Monroe.

When was the last major tornado in Michigan?

The most recent F4 or larger tornado in Michigan touched down on April 2, 1977. Below is a look at some of the most destructive tornadoes during the turbulent period from 1950 to 1980.

Has a tornado ever hit Michigan?

The strongest tornado to ever strike Michigan was in 1953. An F-5 brought winds up to 200 mph and extensive damage to Flint-Beecher communities. We have only seen one other F-5/EF-5 since meteorologists started recording tornado data in 1950. That was Allegan county in 1956.

Which state has most tornadoes?

Here are the 10 states with the highest numbers of tornadoes:

  • Texas (155)
  • Kansas (96)
  • Florida (66)
  • Oklahoma (62)
  • Nebraska (57)
  • Illinois (54)
  • Colorado (53)
  • Iowa (51)

Has a tornado ever hit Detroit?

The Southeast Michigan Tornado Outbreak occurred on July 2, 1997, in the built-up area of Detroit, Michigan. There were 13 tornadoes in total, 3 dragged through neighborhoods and downtown, hitting northern Detroit between I-96 and Eight Mile Road, Hamtramck and Highland Park.

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How many people died from tornado in Michigan?

Tornadoes And Related Deaths By State, 2020 (1)

State Tornadoes Fatalities
Maryland 21
Massachusetts 3
Michigan 2
Minnesota 69 1

When was the last F4 tornado in Michigan?

This tornado was the last violent tornado (F4 or F5) to strike Southeast Michigan. The tornado touched down at 7:15 pm, March 20, 1976 near Halsted Road between 13 and 14 Mile Roads, along a sharp cold front crossing Michigan.

March 20th Marks 25th Anniversary of West Bloomfield F4 Tornado.

Location (County) Date F-Scale
Oakland 03/20/1976 F4