Tornado touch down confirmed by National Weather Service

Tornado touch down confirmed

GRAND JUNCTION, MICH. - The National Weather Service has confirmed that a landspout touched down Friday evening near Allegan and Van Buren county lines. 

The landspout, which touched down around 8:30 p.m., was rated an EF-0 with top winds reaching up to 60 mph. According to NWS, it touched down near 56th Street.

►Related: Video: Possible funnel cloud spotted in Lee Township

A landspout is a type of tornado that develops from heavy rain shower or weak thunderstorm. A well defined narrow funnel cloud extends from the cloud base and to the ground.

There was some dust and rows of plastic mulch lofted from a field, NWS says, however no other damages or injuries were reported. 

For more information about what landspouts are and photos from previous touch downs, visit the NWS website

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