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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
930 AM EST SAT JAN 9 2016

CORRECTED YEAR IN HEADLINE

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 01/08/16 FOR LANDFALLING WATERSPOUT EVENT...

.OVERVIEW...

A ROBUST RAIN SHOWER MATURED WHILE MOVING NORTHEAST OVER KEY COLONY
BEACH AND NORTH OF THE COCOPLUM SECTION OF THE CITY OF MARATHON
FLORIDA. A WATERSPOUT WAS OBSERVED DEVELOPING OVER AN ADJACENT
MARINE BASIN...THEN IMMEDIATELY CROSSING THE COCO PLUM DRIVE
CAUSEWAY WITHIN THE CITY OF MARATHON. THE AREA IMPACTED WAS LIMITED
TO THE IMMEDIATE VICINITY OF THE CAUSEWAY.

.TORNADO #...

RATING:EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:60-65 MPH
PATH LENGTH/STATUTE/:0.1 MILES
PATH WIDTH/MAXIMUM/:20 YARDS
FATALITIES:0
INJURIES:0

START DATE:JANUARY 08 2016
START TIME:6:30 AM EST
START LOCATION:5 ENE MARATHON / MONROE COUNTY / FL
START LAT/LON:24.7315 / -81.0138

END DATE:JANUARY 08 2016
END TIME:6:30 AM EST
END LOCATION:5 ENE MARATHON / MONROE COUNTY / FL
END LAT/LON:24.7324 / -81.0128

SURVEY SUMMARY:  A WATERSPOUT WAS OBSERVED AS A CONDENSATION FUNNEL
CLOUD OVER A MARINE BASIN APPROXIMATELY 630 AM EST NORTH OF KEY
COLONY BEACH AND JUST WEST OF THE COCO PLUM DRIVE CAUSEWAY. THE
WATERSPOUT WAS OBSERVED CROSSING THE CAUSEWAY AS A TORNADO AT A
SEAFOOD DISTRIBUTION BUSINESS DAMAGING A METAL OVERHANG. TARPS AND
CANVAS COVERINGS OF VESSELS DOCKED IN THE ADJACENT MARINA WERE
PARTIALLY OR COMPLETELY REMOVED WITH A FEW TORN. NO STRUCTURAL
DAMAGE TO BUILDINGS OR VESSELS WAS REVIEWED. THE TORNADO EXITED THE
CAUSEWAY AS A WATERSPOUT BUT DISSIPATED VERY SHORTLY THEREAFTER. THE
DAMAGE WAS PRELIMINARILY ESTIMATED AROUND TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS.

THE NWS FOR KEY WEST AND THE FLORIDA KEYS APPRECIATES THE ASSISTANCE
OF BOTH A PREVIOUS CITY OF MARATHON MANAGER AND A PREVIOUS NWS
EMPLOYEE IN REPORTING DETAILED INFORMATION ON THIS LANDFALLING
WATERSPOUT EVENT.

NOTE: INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

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