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National Weather Service confirms four tornadoes touched down in Michigan Tuesday night

Posted: 3:52 PM, Aug 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-30 00:36:40Z

The National Weather Service is confirming four tornadoes touched down in Michigan during Tuesday night's outbreak of severe weather in the northern Lower Peninsula. 

The first tornado touched down near Alba in Antrim County. The EF-0 was on the ground for about 11 minutes, beginning at 7:49 p.m. It traveled for about 3 1/2 miles, ending right before the Otsego County line.

So far the only damage reported is to trees in the area.

The second tornado, an EF-1, was on the ground for about 2 minutes, beginning at 8:53 p.m.

The damage is confined to two homes in central Ogemaw County, about 4 miles northeast of West Branch.

The third tornado touched down about 2 1/4 miles south of Au Gres in Arenac County. The EF-1 tornado was on the ground for less than a mile. It uprooted trees, some of which damaged vehicles.

The fourth tornado touched down about 3 3/4 miles northeast of Sterling. An EF-0, it damaged trees in a path that was about 1/2 a mile long.

No injuries have been reported in any of the tornadoes.