Tropical Storm Bertha – Moves into the Carolinas

The most tornadoes ever in Lower Michigan in a single day was 19. That occurred on May 21, 2001. There were four tornadoes in Kent Co. They were small and brief. One hit York Creeek Apartments in Comstock Park, another just to the east along Jupiter Dr. in Belmont. Tornadoes also touched down near Byron Center and Caledonia. There was one other spot in Grandville that I remember going out to check, where trees were down.

Across Lower Michigan, there were two EF2 tornadoes, 4 EF1 tornadoes and 13 EF0 tornadoes. Besides the tornadoes in Kent Co., tornadoes were also reported in Ottawa Co. near Marne and in, Allegan, Barry, Kalamazoo, Eaton, Gratiot, Clinton, Ionia and Isabella Counties.