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NOUS42 KTAE 190845

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
445 AM EDT Sun Mar 19 2023 /345 AM CDT Sun Mar 19 2023/

...NWS Damage Survey for 3/17/2023 Grayton Beach Tornado...

.Grayton Beach Tornado...

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    80 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.0855 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   25.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             03/17/2023
Start Time:             07:17 PM CDT
Start Location:         1 ESE Grayton Beach / Walton County / FL
Start Lat/Lon:          30.3326 / -86.1559

End Date:               03/17/2023
End Time:               07:20 PM CDT
End Location:           1 N Seaside / Walton County / FL
End Lat/Lon:            30.3383 / -86.139

Survey Summary:
A brief tornado developed near Highway 30A at Grayton Beach State
Park, uprooting and snapping several trees in and near a parking
area. The tornado then moved into an inaccessible wetland where
it dissipated. The damage was consistent with an EF0 tornado with
winds of 75 to 80 mph.


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

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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