Tornado conditions merely amounted to warnings in Washtenaw County, but a tornado did touch down in Atlas township last night.
"It's obviously a tornado. There's no question," said meteorologist Greg Mann, part of the team here to assess weather damage today. "You have a long path of damage and it's very narrow. That's a tell-tale sign of a tornado." Seperate NWS officials are on the ground in the Thompson Road area of Fenton Township and in the Mt. Morris Township area today, and Mann said it appears other heavy damage in the county was also caused by tornadoes -- partly because wind damage was not widespread.
One home was destroyed by the tornado, but others near it suffered little damage.
Genesee County is number one on a list of Michigan counties that have been hit by tornados, according to Michigan Radio's Mark Brush.
Brush reported that in 2012 there were six tornadoes in Michigan, which was below average for the state.