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Michigan and Southeast Michigan Tornado Outbreaks

Below is a table that lists the most prominent tornado outbreaks across the entire State of Michigan and specifically for Southeast Michigan.  There is no set definition for a tornado outbreak.  The table was compiled by using 8 or more tornadoes in the state as the baseline for an outbreak OR 6 or more with at least one being an EF/F2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale/Fujita Scale.

 
 

Southeast Michigan Data   State of Michigan Data
Date EF/F0 EF/F1 EF/F2 EF/F3 EF/F4 EF/F5 Total   EF/F0 EF/F1 EF/F2 EF/F3 EF/F4 EF/F5 Total
6/8/53   1   2 2 1 6     1 1 3 2 1 8
5/12/56 1 1 2   2   6   1 1 6   2   10
4/11/65     2   3   5     1 4 2 5   12
4/21/67             0   1 1 6 1 1   10
6/26/73 6     3     9   6     3     9
7/14/74   4 1 1     6     6 1 1     8
6/15/82   2 3 1     6     3 4 1     8
9/14/90 1 2   1     4   1 5   1     7
3/27/91 2 1         3   5 3 3 4     15
7/2/97 1 9 1 2     13   2 9 3 2     16
5/21/01 3   1       4   13 4 2       19
10/24/01 1 2         3   3 7         10  
8/24/07 2 1 1       4   2 2 1 1     6  
10/18-19/07 1 4         5   1 5 5       11
6/5-6/10 1 1 1       3   1 3 4       8
5/28/13 2 2 2       6   2 2 2       6

*Tornadoes rated on the Enhanced Fujita Scale (EF) after February 1, 2007