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NWS Determines 2 Tornadoes Touched Down in Plymouth

July 2, 2014

Tornado TouchdownThe National Weather Service was in Marshall County on Wednesday and determined that two tornadoes touched down in Plymouth during the storm early Tuesday morning.

An EF-1 tornado with winds at 95 mph touched down near the intersection of Lilac Road and Plymouth Goshen Trail, just northeast of Plymouth about 12:41 a.m. In making the determination they surveyed the area and noted damage to many hardwood trees and several uprooted trees. A shed was flattened and the circulation movement shifted a barn off its foundation. The tornado cause widespread severe tree damage in a grove of trees before lifting in a field on the other side of the tree grove. The twister was on the ground for approximately .2 miles and only a minute or two.

The second tornado, an EF-0 had winds at 80 mph and was on the ground for about 1.3 miles. The tornado touched down just south of the Lear Corporation, 2 miles west northwest of Plymouth around 12:40 a.m. where multiple trees were snapped and topped. An empty semi trailer was flipped. The tornado continued northeast with widespread mixed hardwood and softwood tree damage and minor structural damage to the Behavior Health Care building on North Oak Drive. The National Weather Service said the tornado caused partial uplift of the northwest side of the roof and collapsed the interior cinder block wall of the Plymouth Street Department building at Western and Skylane just south of US 30 before lifting.