Tornado confirmed in SW Michigan, minor damage reported



PRAIRIEVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The National Weather Service has confirmed that a 100-yard-wide tornado appeared in southwestern Michigan’s Barry County.

The weather service said Sunday in a release that a preliminary report shows the tornado was on the ground in Prairieville Township for about two minutes Saturday evening.

It had wind speeds up to 75 mph (120 kph) and traveled nearly a half-mile. Minor damage was reported.

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