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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
407 PM EST SAT JAN 24 2015

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 01/24/15 FOR SOUTHERN SARASOTA COUNTY...

...EF-0 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN SOUTHERN SARASOTA COUNTY...

.OVERVIEW...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM ASSOCIATED WITH A COLD FRONT
MOVING THROUGH THE AREA PRODUCED A BRIEF TORNADO OVER SOUTHERN
SARASOTA COUNTY. THE THUNDERSTORM MOVED ONSHORE FROM THE GULF OF
MEXICO DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS ON THE 24TH.


RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    85 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.97 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   50 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             JANUARY 24, 2015
START TIME:             3:42 AM EST
START LOCATION:         IN THE MYAKKA STATE FOREST / SRN SARASOTA CO
START LAT/LON:          26.9890 / -82.2878
END DATE:               JANUARY 24, 2015
END TIME:               3:44 AM EST
END LOCATION:           IN THE MYAKKA STATE FOREST / SRN SARASOTA CO
END_LAT/LON:            26.9964 / -82.2745

SURVEY SUMMARY: DAMAGE CONSISTED MOSTLY OF UPROOTED AND SNAPPED
TREES WITHIN THE FOREST. A RANGER STATION WITHIN THE FOREST HAD
DAMAGE TO A TRAILER ON THE GROUNDS. THE TRAILER WAS PICKED UP FROM
ITS LOCATION AND TOSSED 30-40 YARDS AWAY. THE CONTENTS OF THE
TRAILER WERE TOSSED AROUND AND THE TRAILER WAS DESTROYED.


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 TO 165 MPH
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH

NOTE:
THE 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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