What was the worst tornado in Michigan?

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Has Michigan ever had an F5 tornado?

Introduction. One of the nation’s most devastating natural disasters occurred in the Flint, Michigan’s Beecher district on Monday, June 8th, 1953, resulting in 116 deaths and injuring 844. To date, this F5 intensity tornado was the last one in the United States to result in over 100 fatalities.

How many F5 tornadoes have there been in Michigan?

An F5 tornado has winds of (261 – 318 mph). Not surprisingly, all but one of the strong tornadoes have occurred in the 4 southernmost tiers of counties.

County Alcona
Torn 8
Area 675
Dens 11.85
County Missaukee

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

How long did the Flint tornado last?

Flint–Worcester tornado outbreak sequence

An F4 tornado near Erie, Michigan. Photo courtesy of NOAA
Max. rating1 F5 tornado
Duration of tornado outbreak2 3 days
Casualties 247 fatalities, 2,562 injuries
Damage $340.6 million (1953 USD) $3.28 billion (2021 USD)
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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.

How many tornadoes has Michigan had 2021?

Thirteen tornadoes have touched down so far in 2021 across the state. While that may seem like a lot, it is not. Michigan averages sixteen tornadoes a year.

Has there ever been a F6 tornado?

There is no such thing as an F6 tornado, even though Ted Fujita plotted out F6-level winds. The Fujita scale, as used for rating tornados, only goes up to F5. Even if a tornado had F6-level winds, near ground level, which is *very* unlikely, if not impossible, it would only be rated F5.

What was the strongest tornado in history?

The deadliest tornado in world history was the Daulatpur–Saturia tornado in Bangladesh on April 26, 1989, which killed approximately 1,300 people. In the history of Bangladesh at least 19 tornadoes killed more than 100 people each, almost half of the total for the rest of the world.