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Weather service confirms tornado in southwestern Michigan

September 2, 2018

PRAIRIEVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that a 100-yard-wide (91-meter-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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