Officials in Kalamazoo County confirmed Saturday that a huge mass of clouds swirling across the Michigan city was in fact a supercell tornado measuring 100-yards wide with winds up to 75 mph.
Supercells are characterised by a deep, rotating updraft that often causes severe storms. However, officials reported the winds only caused minor storm damage in the neighbouring Barry County.
Several tornadoes have made confirmed touchdowns in Michigan over the past couple of weeks, mostly in Northern, Western and Mid-Michigan regions.
While most of the tornadoes were on the weaker side, they still caused tree and house damage, as well as widespread power outages.