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000 NOUS42 KTBW 141655 CCA PNSTBW FLZ043-050-052-056-057-061-139-142-148-149-151-155-160-162-165- 239-242-248-249-251-255-260-262-265-150430- Public Information Statement National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL 1125 AM EST Sun Feb 14 2021 ...CORRECTION FOR START/END POINT... ...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 02/14/2021 TORNADO EVENT IN PINELLAS COUNTY... .Overview... A round of strong nocturnal thunderstorms rolled in from the Eastern Gulf of Mexico during the overnight hours of February 14th. One of these storms took on brief supercell characteristics with strong rotation evident on radar as it came into Redington Beach. A NWS meteorologist was unable to find damage on the barrier island itself, so it was determined a waterspout formed over Boca Ciega Bay in Pinellas County, moving generally northeast. The waterspout then came onshore and caused a very narrow swath of EF-0 damage along Boca Ciega Point Blvd N. The tornado then tracked north-northeast and caused roof damage to the Ridgeview apartment complex. The peak intensity of 75 mph was determined by the roof decking damage here... The tornado then quickly dissipated. .Pin021421... Rating: EF0 Estimated Peak Wind: 75 mph Path Length /statute/: 1.306 miles Path Width /maximum/: 30 yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Start Date: 02/14/2021 Start Time: 01:07 AM EST Start Location: 1 NE Redington Beach / / FL Start Lat/Lon: 27.8165 / -82.8038 End Date: 02/14/2021 End Time: 01:14 AM EST End Location: 1 SSW Seminole / Pinellas County / FL End Lat/Lon: 27.832 / -82.792 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. $$ Noah/Norman

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