NWS updates report on Peavy Pond twister

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Special to The Reporter
IRON RIVER—After taking a closer look at damage left by an EF-1 tornado that struck the Peavy Pond area about 9:55 p.m. on Aug. 9, the National Weather Service’s Marquette office now says it was a much bigger storm than first reported.
Aerial surveillance by the Michigan DNR last week showed that the storm tracked for roughly 3.82 miles north of Peavy Pond, not the quarter-mile path originally reported. Peavy Pond is in far southeastern Iron County near Peavy Falls.
Photos showed the twister crossed the north end of Peavy Pond, downing many large trees along its path. Photos showing the damage were posted on the Weather Service website. 
As earlier reported, peak winds were estimated at 105 mph, with a maximum width of 250 yards. No injuries or property damage were reported.
The Peavy Pond tornado was part of the same complex that earlier sent straight-line winds into the Golden Lake area of far western Iron County. 
Those storms struck at about 8:45 p.m. with peak winds estimated of 80 mph snapping and uprooting hundreds of trees along a 9-mile path that started near the southwest side of Golden Lake. No injuries or major property damage was reported.