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Severe Weather in Michigan

On behalf of the citizens of Michigan, Governor Rick Snyder has proclaimed the week of April 17 - 21, 2017 as Severe Weather Awareness Week.  The Michigan Committee for Severe Weather Awareness encourages residents to review tornado safety procedures, and have a preparedness plan in place. With already an unusual high numbers of severe weather incidents in the southern states, it is quiet possible, Michigan could experience a more active severe weather season this year.

Storm Based Warnings

On October 1, 2007, NOAA’s National Weather Service began issuing Storm Based Warnings for

tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, flash floods and marine hazards. Storm Based Warnings are more

geographically specific for these short-duration weather events. These warnings are more specific to

an area of threat and not geopolitical boundaries such as county lines. By focusing on the true

threat area, the National Weather Service will be able to improve accuracy and quality.

“Best Available Shelter”

Building Tornado Damage Investigation

Tornado Facts

Previous informational links:

New National Tornado Safety Message

Change in Severe Weather Warning for Genesee County