Friday, March 15th 2019, 5:34 pm - Widespread tornadoes have occurred as a result of the potent Colorado low
The unusually strong Colorado low, which has qualified as a bomb cyclone or 'weather bomb,' has caused extensive cases of severe weather as it continues to track through North America, and the latest event is the widespread streak of tornadoes the United States.
The line of severe storms that are related to the potent Colorado low impacted southern regions in the U.S. on Thursday and brought possible and confirmed tornadoes to Alabama, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana.
A non-life-threatening injury was confirmed by the Kentucky State Patrol, where more than 30,000 homes were left without power on Thursday due to an EF-2 tornado. The powerful twister tore off the roof of a church that was filled with 40 preschool children and staff, who were all uninjured during the event.
Further north, the National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF-0 tornado occurred in Shiawassee County, Michgian on Thursday, which is just over 100 kilometres from the Canadian border.
WATCH BELOW: FOOTAGE OF THE STORM DAMAGE IN MICHIGAN
It is reported that approximately 70 homes and businesses were damaged by the tornado in Vernon, Michigan, and there are currently no injuries reported.
Destroyed farms, roofs torn off their structures, and uprooted trees were all impacts from the tornado, and many experienced power outages.
In the wake of the Colorado low, forecasts are indicating a return to seasonal temperatures as we near the official start of spring.