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...NWS Damage Survey For the 11/30/16 Mary Esther, FL Tornado Event...


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.Mary Esther, FL Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    80 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.75 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   175 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             November 30th, 2016
Start Time:             10:38 am CST
Start Location:         Just south of Hurlburt Field along US-98
Start Lat/Lon:          30.4105/-86.6812

End Date:               November 30th, 2016
End Time:               10:40 am CST
End Location:           Just west of Ready Avenue NW
End Lat/Lon:            30.4176/-86.6713

Survey summary: The tornado started as a waterspout over Santa Rosa Sound,
briefly lifted and then touched down as a tornado just south of Hurlburt
Field along U.S. Highway 98. The tornado tracked northeast and produced
sporadic damage along its path before lifting near Ready Avenue NW. The
damage was concentrated along Kohler Drive and Mary Esther Road. The
most significant damage occurred at two residences. One residence lost
part of its overhanging roof and the other home experienced significant
damage to a southward facing sunroom. Power lines were downed in the area
along with sporadic tree damage.

 


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.