Tornado confirmed this week in Hillsdale County
HILLSDALE, Mich. (AP) — The National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado with peak winds of 100 mph swept through Hillsdale County during a storm this week.
No injuries were reported Tuesday night, though the tornado caused significant damage at Hillsdale Golf and Country Club, which had uprooted trees, broken limbs and other debris.
“That’s a lot of damage,” Barbara Ann Reynolds said on the club’s Facebook page, which has pictures.
The six-minute tornado had a maximum length of 5.4 miles and maximum width of 450 yards, the Weather Service said.
Nonetheless, it was described by the Weather Service as “weak.”
During the storm, two hay bales, each weighing 1,000 pounds, were picked up from a field south of Bankers Road and landed in a ditch and yard on the north side, the Hillsdale Daily News reported.