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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
425 PM EDT TUE APR 21 2015

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY RESULT FOR 4/20/15 PALM CAY TORNADO
IN MARION COUNTY...

NWS METEOROLOGISTS HAVE CONFIRMED A TORNADO ACROSS SOUTHWESTERN
MARION COUNTY ON THE AFTERNOON OF MONDAY APRIL 20 2015. THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS
APPRECIATION TO MARION COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOR ASSISTING OUR
TEAM DURING THE SURVEY.

THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN SHORTLY AFTER 330 PM EDT MONDAY JUST
EAST OF STATE ROAD 200 AT THE OAK RUN COUNTRY CLUB. SPOTTY EF-0
DAMAGE WAS NOTED THROUGHOUT THE OAK RUN COUNTRY CLUB
NEIGHBORHOOD. THE TORNADO CONTINUED ON AN EAST TO EAST-NORTHEAST
PATH INTO THE PALM CAY SUBDIVISION...REACHING ITS MAXIMUM
INTENSITY OF EF-1. SPOTTY EF-0 DAMAGE WAS NOTED JUST SOUTH
OF SOUTHWEST 103RD STREET ROAD AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE TORNADO
PATH...WHICH WAS APPROXIMATELY 2 MILES IN LENGTH. THE DURATION OF
THIS TORNADO WAS LIKELY LESS THAN 5 MINUTES. THERE WAS SIGNIFICANT
ROOF AND TREE DAMAGE WITHIN THE SMALL EF-1 DAMAGE AREA.

RATING:               EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS: 85-90 MPH
PATH LENGTH/STATUTE:  2.0 MILES
PATH WIDTH/MAXIMUM:   350 YARDS
FATALITIES:           0
INJURIES:             0

START DATE:           APRIL 20 2015
START TIME:           331 PM EDT
START LOCATION:       11.8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF OCALA
START LAT/LON:        29.06087/-82.27132

END DATE:             APRIL 20 2015
END TIME:             335 PM EDT
END LOCATION:         10.2 MILES SOUTHWEST OF OCALA
END LAT/LON:          29.06900/-82.24051

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WOLF/NELSON




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