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A cold front moved through the tri-state region on the afternoon of February 15, 2021. Several tornado warnings were issued, along with many severe thunderstorm warnings. The main feature that made this event significant was a single storm that traveled onshore in Bay County, FL. The storm persisted for over 2 hours as it traveled quickly northeast into southwestern Georgia. Along its path, several severe thunderstorm warnings were issued along with at least 5 tornado warnings. In total, there were 3 confirmed tornadoes from this storm, with the strongest being an EF-2 that impacted Damascus, GA.  

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Radar imagery from the storm as it developed offshore of Bay county. It continue to cycle as it moved northeast. It would produce three tornadoes, including the EF-2 tornado that impacted Damascus, GA. 
Regional overview of the warnings our office issued during this severe weather event. Red boxes are tornado warnings, yellow are severe thunderstorm warnings, and purple are special marine warnings.
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