Severe Weather on August 24, 2007
Event: Tornado - final rating EF0 -
damage consistent with maximum 70 mph winds.
(Edited for portion affecting Northeast Washtenaw County)
Length - 3 miles across Salem Township
(from near Seven Mile and Tower Roads to near Eight Mile and Chubb Road intersection).
Width - average width was about 50 yards.
Estimated time of tornado touchdown was 602 pm EDT.
Initial tornado damage was noted just north of
Seven Mile road and just west of Tower road in the area of Salem Farms Drive
Sunset Drive. This damage was primarily to trees, along with some shingle damage to roofs of houses. The damage path continued
northeast to the Northville Crossings subdivision where there was damage to roofs and sidings of several homes. Further northeast
there was tree damage along Currie Road just south of Eight Mile Road. The damage path weakened and ended along 8 mile and
Chubb road in Washtenaw County. Throughout the path of the tornado, damage estimates were consistent with EF0 scale damage,
with maximum winds near 70 mph along Sunset Drive and in Northville Crossings. Other damage to trees was more consistent with
winds 55 to 60 mph.