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Jackson County, FL

Date Time (LST) F/EF-Scale Length (Miles) Maximum Width (Yards) Fatalities Injuries Property Damage Source*
1/18/1936 800 pm F2 5 100 0 0 n/a G

Moved NE from NE of Campbellton to near Ashford. No damage was reported in the short path in Florida.

8/31/1950 1202 am F0 0.1 10 0 0 $2,500 SD, SPC
11/4/1955 1100 am F0 0.1 10 0 0 $250 SD, SPC
6/9/1966 600 am F1 0.1 10 0 0 n/a SD, SPC
6/9/1966 1005 am F0 0.1 10 0 0 n/a SD, SPC
3/22/1968 1230 pm F1 0.1 10 0 0 $25,000 SD, SPC
3/16/1972 300 pm F1 7.7 300 0 0 $25,000 SD, SPC
5/11/1974 245 pm F1 0.5 20 0 0 $2,500 SD, SPC
1/12/1975 1115 am F2 17 50 0 15 $250,000 G, SD

A family of tornadoes skipped northeast from the Gulf of Mexico, SW of Panama City, 170 or more miles to Turner County, Georgia. Most of the injuries were in Jackson County, as about 25 homes and trailers were torn apart.

2/17/1975 1030 am F1 5.4 100 0 0 $250,000 SD, SPC
4/9/1975 1000 pm F1 0.5 100 0 0 $500,000 G, SD, SPC

Buildings were unroofed, trailers were overturned, and a store was torn apart in donwtown Malone.

9/13/1979 330 am F1 1 40 0 0 $25,000 SD, SPC
6/7/1983 820 am F1 2 40 0 0 $250,000 SD, SPC
10/31/1985 1036 am F0 3 10 0 0 $25,000 SD
2/10/1986 920 am F1 1 10 0 0 $250,000 SD, SPC
4/18/1988 800 pm F1 2 30 0 0 n/a SD, SPC
4/18/1988 800 pm F2 15 300 0 0 $500,000 G, SD, SPC

Moved from Malone to 5m ENE of town. One house and three mobile homes were destroyed. Two other houses were damaged.

6/16/1989 826 am F0 0.2 10 0 0 n/a SD, SPC
10/1/1989 500 am F1 0.2 10 0 1 $250,000 SD, SPC
12/12/1989 1023 am F1 4 50 0 0 $250,000 SD
1/23/1992 226 am F0 0.3 13 0 0 $2,500 SD, SPC
10/4/1995 1240 pm F0 0.1 20 0 0 n/a SD, SPC

A tornado was reported by Jackson County Sheriff's Department.

3/6/1996 205 pm F1 7 100 0 0 $500,000 SD, SPC

A tornado first touched down west of Malone on Highway 2 causing major damage to two homes and bringing down trees and power lines. The Pleasant Ridge church was destroyed. Further east, the tornado struck just south of Malone and damaged five homes and downed power lines.

10/26/1997 815 am F1 1.5 100 0 0 $100,000 SD, SPC

An F1 tornado lifted a roof off a barn four miles west of Malone. Many large trees were toppled and some fences were destroyed.

10/26/1997 1040 am F0 1 100 0 0 $75,000 SD, SPC

F0 tornado inflicted structural damage to Woolworths department store on US Highway 90 in Marianna. Numerous 12" diameter trees were snapped.

6/5/1998 550 pm F0 0.2 10 0 0 $5,000 SD, SPC

Apparent gustnado caused minor damage to a local restaurant.

3/11/2000 216 pm F1 2 75 0 0 $200,000 SD, SPC

An F1 tornado downed a hundred large pine trees and damaged a pump house, mobile home, and a barn. Reported by a storm spotter.

12/16/2000 150 pm F1 5 75 0 0 $300,000 SD, SPC

The supercell thunderstorm which spawned an F2 tornado near Bonifay in southeastern Holmes County, tracked northeast into northwestern Jackson County. This storm produced an F1 tornado which touched down twice. The hardest hit areas were just south of Graceville along Highway 77 and near the Springhill subdivision on Highway 273. Numerous trees were uprooted, knocking out power lines as they fell. Many mobile home roofs were blown off and carports damaged. Considerable debris blocked several county roads. Nearly 3,000 customers were without power for five hours. Reported by the Jackson County EMA and Jackson County Floridan.

3/15/2001 340 am F2 3 300 0 0 $500,000 SD, SPC

The F2 tornado that touched down near Wausau in southeast Washington County, raced northeast across the Washington-Jackson County line and hit the Round Lake community just south of Alford before it dissipated. Fifteen homes were severely damaged and two homes were destroyed. A gift shop on U.S. Highway 231 was destroyed. There were numerous downed trees and power lines. Reported by the Jackson County EMA.

9/25/2002 525 pm F0 2 75 0 1 $150,000 SD, SPC

A tornado touched down just south of Graceville and moved northwest. Much of the damage occurred on Spruce Road, Shadow Lane and State Highway 77. Four homes were damaged. One barn was destroyed, while the roof from another barn was blown a quarter mile away. Numerous trees and power lines were snapped. An estimated 440 customers in Graceville were without power. A man was injured when the roof of his auto shop collapsed. Reported by the Jackson County EMA.

3/20/2003 250 am F2 8 300 0 3 $500,000 SD, SPC

A tornado touched down in Cypress, just west of Grand Ridge, and traveled northeast before lifting to the north of Sneads. Two mobile homes and a single-family home were destroyed. Fifteen single-family and mobile homes were damaged. Numerous trees and power lines were down. One person was seriously injured and two sustained minor injuries. Reported by the Jackson County EMA and CAP/NWS aerial survey team.

9/15/2004 831 pm F2 8 500 0 3 $3,000,000 SD, SPC

A strong F2 tornado touched down about four miles west of Cypress. It damaged 10 mobile homes and destroyed 25 others in the Gold Drive Trailer Park. Three occupants were injured. The tornado moved northwest and damaged 10 mobile homes in the Brogdon Lane Trailer Park on U.S. Highway 90 just east of Marianna. It caused significant damage to the Federal Correctional Institution and destroyed eight vehicles. Before lifting, the tornado destroyed the Sykes Enterprise facility and some vehicles near the Marianna Municipal Airport. Reported by the Jackson County EMA.

8/25/2008 426 pm EF0 0.2 50 0 0 n/a SD, SPC

A tornado touched down briefly in an open field. No damage was reported.

3/27/2009 720 am EF0 0.2 50 0 0 $75,000 SD, SPC

A boat dock was damaged along with several small boats being submerged on the east side of Round Lake. A nearby home was damaged. A citizen in the area reported a roaring sound with several trees uprooted.

4/28/2011 350 am EF1 3.0 150 0 0 $500,000 SD, SPC

An EF1 tornado touched down at the Marianna Municipal Airport. Seven small Cessna aircraft were damaged or destroyed and several nearby homes received damage as well. Several trees were snapped in the area. The damage path was intermittent for 3 miles to the east of the airport with maximum winds estimated at 90 mph and a maximum path width of 150 yards. The monetary damage figure provided is a rough estimate.

On April 27th, a historic tornado outbreak occurred across portions of central and northern Alabama and extended into central and northern Georgia. The remnants of this systems moved across the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend on April 28th in a weakened state. Still, an EF1 tornado touched down at the Marianna Municipal Airport and other wind and hail events were also reported.

9/5/2011 1157 am EF0 0.35 25 0 0 $1,000 SD, SPC
A brief tornado touchdown occurred near 3164 Highway 69 NE. The public reported seeing a condensation funnel with trees uprooted and a farm tractor moved. The report was relayed by the Florida State Watch Office. This tornado occurred in association with the outer feeder bands of the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee. Monetary damage was estimated.
8/29/2012 412 pm EF0 0.37 25 0 0 $0 SD, SPC
The broadcast media obtained video of a well developed and persistent funnel cloud with a brief tornado touchdown in an open area north of Greenwood and south of Dozier Road. No damage occurred.
4/30/2014 1244 am EF1 1.62 100 0 0 $200,000 SD
This tornado touched down a half mile or so east of Highway 77 south of Graceville. Damage was mostly to trees, but several homes were also damaged. One was severely damaged when a large oak tree toppled onto it. Damage to trees and to one home east of Highway 77 was consistent with EF1 damage with peak winds around 110 mph. This tornado also exhibited a debris signature on dual-pol radar. Monetary damage was estimated.
4/30/2014 1252 am EF1 4.61 150 0 0 $3,000 SD
A second tornado was confirmed in Jackson county starting along Highway 231 southeast of Campbellton with a few trees blown over and snapped. There was evidence of sporadic damage to trees to the north-northeast. The second, and more significant area of damage of damage was to a grove of pine trees east of Campbellton along Highway 2. There was clear evidence of a tornado at this location consistent with higher end EF1 damage. There was no evidence of damage very far to the northeast of this road. Peak winds were estimated to be around 110 mph, and this tornado produced a debris signature on dual-pol radar. Monetary damage was estimated.
10/14/2014 200 am EF0 1.73 20 0 0 $20,000 SD
Most of the damage from this tornado was limited to trees about 0.6 miles east of the Cottondale airport. However, one house had a garage door blown in and some of the roof structure removed. The tornado was rated EF0 with winds estimated at 75 to 80 mph. A small debris signature was also seen on KEVX dual-pol radar. Monetary damage was estimated.
11/17/2014 557 am EF0 0.50 50 0 0 $5,000 SD
Three mobile homes were damaged by a brief EF0 tornado near Grand Ridge. Monetary damage was estimated.
4/19/2015 847 am EF1 1.73 200 0 0 $5,000 SD
2/11/2018 328 am EF0 8.40 25 0 0 $25,000 SD
A tornado touched down in northwest Jackson county and briefly moved into far southern Houston county . Structural damage was minimal with minor roof damage in Graceville. Trees were also blown down along the track with a dual -pol tornadic debris signature observed on radar in far southern Houston county. This tornado was rated EF0 with max winds estimated at 65 mph based on the observed damage. Damage cost was estimated.
3/3/2019 537 pm EF1 2.35 300 0 0 $5,000 SD
This is a continuation of the EF1 tornado from Washington county. In Jackson County, the main damage was also to the tin roofing material with at least one double wide seeing all of the wood, shingles and tin removed from a quarter of the house. At another residence, a small outbuilding was lifted, flipped over and landed up against the house, completely destroyed. A few snapped and uprooted trees were also noted in Jackson county . Damage cost was estimated.

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