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NOUS42 KTAE 171820

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
220 PM EDT Tue Apr 17 2018 /120 PM CDT Tue Apr 17 2018/


.Bay County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    80 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.13 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   60 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             04/15/2018
Start Time:             06:09 AM CDT
Start Location:         4 WSW Allanton / Bay County / FL
Start Lat/Lon:          30.0087 / -85.5206

End Date:               04/15/2018
End Time:               06:13 AM CDT
End Location:           3 WSW Allanton / Bay County / FL
End Lat/Lon:            30.0214 / -85.5088

Survey Summary:
Damage photos from Bay County Emergency Management indicate that
a brief tornado touched down on the eastern portion of Tyndall
Air Force Base. The tornado crossed US 98 causing damage to
pine trees and utility lines.  The full length of the path is
uncertain given the limited access to the area.

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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