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Walton County, FL

Date Time (LST) F/EF-Scale Length (Miles) Maximum Width (Yards) Fatalities Injuries Property Damage Source*
3/30/1960 400 am F2 0.1 10 0 0 $2,500 SD, SPC
4/30/1963 630 am F2 n/a 33 0 0 $250,000 SD, SPC
9/28/1963 700 am F1 5.6 150 0 0 $2,500 SD, SPC
12/10/1967 330 am F3 0.1 10 0 0 $25,000 G, SD, SPC

The roof and walls of a brick home were destroyed, 12m S of DeFuniak Springs. Other homes were damaged.

5/24/1969 530 pm F0 0.1 10 0 0 n/a SD, SPC
5/26/1973 1200 pm F2 19 10 0 0 $25,000 SD
2/15/1974 920 pm F1 1 17 0 1 $25,000 SD, SPC
2/19/1974 630 am F1 0.5 17 0 0 $25,000 SD, SPC
4/14/1975 140 pm F0 0.1 23 0 0 $300 SD, SPC
11/12/1975 1000 am F1 26.7 33 0 0 $250,000 SD, SPC
6/25/1978 1100 pm F0 0.1 10 0 0 $300 SD, SPC
7/24/1979 1230 pm F1 0.2 30 0 0 $25,000 SD, SPC
2/1/1983 930 am F2 0.3 30 0 1 $25,000 SD, SPC
5/2/1985 330 am F0 0.5 10 0 0 $25,000 SD, SPC
10/28/1985 640 am F1 2 10 0 5 $2,500,000 SD, SPC
9/10/1988 1115 am F0 1 30 0 0 $2,500 SD, SPC
9/10/1988 1238 pm F0 1 30 0 0 $2,500 SD, SPC
9/10/1988 130 pm F0 1 30 0 0 $2,500 SD, SPC
11/5/1988 1244 am F0 1 30 0 0 $25,000 SD, SPC
5/1/1989 630 am F0 0.4 50 0 0 $2,500 SD, SPC
12/12/1989 930 am F0 0.2 10 0 0 $25,000 SD, SPC
9/11/1990 200 pm F0 0.2 10 0 0 $300 SD, SPC
10/4/1995 1158 am F0 0.1 20 0 0 $10,000 SD, SPC

A tornado briefly touched down destroying a mobile home and shed.

10/27/1995 200 pm F0 0.1 20 0 0 $1,000 SD, SPC

A funnel cloud was sighted over Eglin Air Force Base and touched down at Mossy Head doing roof damage to the a General Store.

11/11/1995 857 am F1 0.2 50 0 0 $50,000 SD, SPC

A tornado stuck causing major damage to one home and lesser damage to 12 other homes. Trees and power lines were also knocked down.

11/11/1995 906 am F1 0.1 30 0 0 $30,000 SD, SPC

A tornado lifted a vacant single-wide mobile home off its blocks and carried it 50 feet where it landed upside down in the middle of Rock Hill Road.

9/17/1996 117 pm F0 0.1 10 0 0 n/a SD, SPC

A waterspout came ashore but caused no damage.

1/15/1997 1049 pm F1 0.2 75 0 0 $10,000 SD, SPC

A barn was destroyed and power poles were snapped by a tornado according to county Emergency Management.

10/26/1997 700 am F1 1 100 0 0 $500,000 SD, SPC

Two waterspouts moved ashore at Seagrove Beach along Walton County Road 30A and Seacrest Drive. Eleven homes were heavily damaged and one was destroyed.

6/19/1998 645 pm F0 1 10 0 0 n/a SD, SPC

Tornado touchdown at the junction of Florida Highway 2 and U.S. Highway 331 about five miles southwest of Darlington. Numerous pine tree tops were snapped.

6/19/1998 718 pm F0 1 10 0 0 n/a SD, SPC

Tornado touchdown at the intersection of Caney Creek and Florida Highway 2 just near Caney Creek. Numerous pine tree tops were snapped.

9/28/1998 745 am F0 0.5 45 0 0 $50,000 SD, SPC

A tornado touched down near the Valley View subdivision along FL Highway 183 about four miles northeast of De Funiak Springs. The tornado lifted the roof of a residence and neighboring shed, and pulverized a pump house. Debris was strewn across the highway and over adjacent timberland.

5/26/1999 530 pm F1 0.2 100 0 0 $500,000 SD, SPC

Walton County EMA reported a tornado touched down several times along SR 83N and CR 192 north of De Funiak Springs. Five barns were destroyed, seven outbuildings sustained minor damage, and a roof was lifted off a residence. Numerous trees and power lines were downed and electrical service was disrupted for nearly six hours to 1,200 customers.

12/16/2000 1255 pm F0 0.2 50 0 0 $2,500 SD, SPC

Several small trees down on County Road 6 about 1/8 mile north of Highway 20. Reported by the Walton County EMA.

10/13/2001 915 pm F1 1 100 0 0 $750,000 SD, SPC

An F1 tornado touched down in extreme southeastern Walton County, near the intersection of U.S. Highway 98 and Smokehouse Lake Road. During its brief, intermittent one-mile track across Smokehouse Lake Road, it destroyed two and damaged twelve trailers, damaged two homes, damaged twelve vehicles, uprooted numerous trees and downed some power lines. Before it lifted, it damaged five homes in the Steele Field area. Reported by the Walton County EMA.

9/25/2002 300 pm F1 1 100 0 0 $400,000 SD, SPC

A tornado touched down and damaged numerous mobile homes along U.S. Highway 98. One home was blown completely off its foundation. Numerous trees and power lines were snapped. Reported by the Walton County EMA.

9/25/2002 400 pm F1 1 100 0 0 $550,000 SD, SPC

A tornado touched down and damaged numerous homes near U.S. Highway 98. Numerous trees and power lines were snapped. Reported by the Walton County EMA.

4/25/2003 420 am F0 0.2 75 0 0 $100,000 SD, SPC

A weak tornado briefly touched down. A barn and several homes were damaged, along with downed trees. Reported by a SKYWARN storm spotter.

11/24/2004 1041 am F1 0.2 100 0 0 $40,000 SD, SPC

A tornado briefly touched down and damaged several homes on Pitts Bay Shore Drive along the Choctawhatchee Bay. Reported by the Walton County EMA.

11/24/2004 1055 am F0 0.2 50 0 0 $10,000 SD, SPC

A tornado briefly touched down at Rock Hill Road and Highway 81. A home sustained minor damage. Reported by the Walton County EMA.

3/27/2009 537 am EF0 0.2 50 0 0 $0 SD, SPC

A weak tornado briefly touched down near Interstate 10 mile marker 74 just west of Mossy Head. It uprooted numerous trees, which closed several lanes. No traffic accidents or injuries were reported.

4/19/2015 722 am EF0 0.33 25 0 0 $0 SD

A brief tornado was confirmed by a KEVX dual-pol radar debris signature in a rural area about 4.2 miles west of Bruce. Damage was likely confined to trees with no structural damage reported. This tornado was rated EF0.

4/19/2015 725 am EF0 0.30 25 0 0 $0 SD

A brief EF0 tornado occurred along Highway 81 about 1.5 NNE of Bruce. Damage was confined to trees and power lines downed.

11/18/2015 1135 am EF0 0.01 25 0 0 $0 SD

A brief tornado touched down on Eglin Air Force Base property in western Walton county about 8 miles SSW of Mossy Head. There are no structures in this area to impact, but a brief dual-pol tornadic debris signature was observed on KEVX radar with the storm. A soil conservation technician from Eglin AFB was dispatched to investigate the area for any signs of a tornado. The technician found green twigs of swampbay magnolia (Magnolia Virginiana) that were displaced 200 yards downstream from where they grow at the exact coordinates of the tornadic debris signature seen on dual-pol radar. The tornado was rated EF0.

11/18/2015 1205 pm EF0 0.07 50 0 0 $0 SD

The public reported sighting a brief tornado touchdown near Highway 331 north of the Eglin AFB territory in western Walton county . The tornado did not produce any structural damage. This was the same thunderstorm that produced the brief tornado and dual-pol tornadic debris signature while over the Eglin AFB territory.

1/22/2016 144 am EF0 3.03 50 0 0 $0 SD

Trees were blown down and a dual-pol tornadic debris signature was observed on KEVX radar about 0.5 miles NNE of Caney Creek. No structural damage was reported in this very rural area. This tornado was rated EF0.

*Sources

G - Grazulis, T. P., 1993: Significant Tornadoes 1680-1991.  A Chronology and Analysis of Events. Environmental Films, Tornado Project, St. Johsnbury, VT.
SD - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1950-2016: Storm Data. National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, NC.
SPC - Storm Prediction Center Database