Monday, December 17, 2012

Tornadoes Strike Florida on Monday, December 10, 2012

Tornadoes struck the "sunshine" state of Florida last Monday afternoon, December 10th.  One was captured on video near Edgewater: 

This tornado was rated EF-1 intensity by the National Weather Service (NWS), with estimated winds of 95-110 mph and a path length of approximately 1 mile.  The maximum damage width was approximately 150 yards.  Damage was focused in the Terra Mar Village with approximately 40 mobile homes damaged.  Power lines were downed and numerous trees were snapped or uprooted in the area.

Another tornado touched down near Apopka in Orange County.  It later turned into a waterspout over Lake Apopka.  A YouTube video of this tornado is shown below:

As no damage was found, an EF intensity rating was not assigned to the Apopka tornado.

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