Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 1.94 Miles
-- Width 100 Yards
County/Area VAN BUREN
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCEI Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-09-13 15:25:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 2WSW PAW PAW
Begin Lat/Lon 42.2116/-85.9178
End Date 2008-09-13 15:28:00.0 EST-5
End Location 0S PAW PAW
End Lat/Lon 42.2143/-85.8801
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative A warm front lifted north across southwest Michigan during the afternoon hours. An abundant amount of moisture and strong southwest flow combined to produce thunderstorms across the region. As a result, four tornadoes were spawned from a single thunderstorm.
Event Narrative A tornado touched down just west of Paw Paw. Uprooted trees and broken limbs were found along with a twisted metal fence near a school. The tornado then moved into the southern section of the town of Paw Paw. Damage to a car dealership occurred when a section of metal roof was ripped off. A restaurant also sustained damage when trees were blown down.


Event Map:

Note: The tornado track is approximate based on the beginning (B) and ending (E) locations. The actual tornado path may differ from a straight line.

All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PAW PAW VAN BUREN CO. MI 09/13/2008 15:25 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MATTAWAN ARPK VAN BUREN CO. MI 09/13/2008 15:33 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MILLER CORNER KALAMAZOO CO. MI 09/13/2008 15:40 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROOKFIELD EATON CO. MI 09/13/2008 17:00 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K