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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
1058 AM EDT Wed Jun 28 2017

...Public Information Statement...

...NWS Damage Survey For 06/20/2017 St. George Island Tornado

.Overview...On the morning of June 20, a low-topped supercell
associated with a tropical disturbance (future Tropical Storm
Cindy) moved across the western portion of St. George Island. The
cell produced a weak tornado as it crossed the island.

.St George Island Tornado...

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    85 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.39 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   50 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             06/20/2017
Start Time:             10:15 AM EDT
Start Location:         3 SW St George Island / Franklin County / FL
Start Lat/Lon:          29.6393 / -84.9077

End Date:               06/20/2017
End Time:               10:20 AM EDT
End Location:           3 WSW St George Island / Franklin County/ FL
End Lat/Lon:            29.6449 / -84.9087

Summary: Tornadic waterspout moved onshore western portion of St.
George Island, causing minor tree damage and minor roof damage to
3 well-built coastal homes. Video on social media confirms
tornado was on the ground as it crossed the beach. Damage was
supportive of high end EF0 rating. Survey was conducted with help
and data from Franklin County Emergency Management.

EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into
the following categories.

EF0...Weak......65 TO 85 mph
EF1...Weak......86 TO 110 mph
EF2...Strong....111 TO 135 mph
EF3...Strong....136 TO165 mph
EF4...Violent...166 TO 200mph

The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pendingfinal review of the event and publication in
NWS Storm Data.


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