Remembering Michigan’s 1965 Palm Sunday tornado outbreak

Apr 13, 2015

Credit Flickr - Rachel McBee

Fifty years ago today, people in six midwest states including Michigan were still in shock from a massive tornado outbreak April 11th and 12th. The 1965 Palm Sunday outbreak was the third deadliest on record in the U. S., and it helped to usher in the modern system of watches and warnings to inform people about severe weather.

Current State speaks with Ernie Ostuno of the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids about the outbreak.