National Weather Service confirms brief tornado touches down near Jeddo Thursday – The Times Herald

The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down briefly near Jeddo Thursday evening. 
An EF-0 tornado with wind speeds up to 70 mph touched down from 6:12 to 6:14 p.m. four miles south-southwest of Jeddo, said National Weather Service Meteorologist Andrew Arnold. 
The storm snapped some pine trees, damaged one carport, caused damage to the roof and siding of one home and flattened a cornfield, Arnold said. There were no injuries. 
“(It was a) very weak, brief tornado,” he said. 
He said the maximum width of the tornado was 120 yards and the storm’s path was approximately half a mile. 
An outdoor warning signal was not sounded because it was difficult to detect and it happened quickly, Arnold said. 
He said it’s possible moisture and the influx of winds created by Lake Huron met a cold front moving in the area to create just the right conditions for the brief tornado. 
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