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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
615 PM EST SUN DEC 15 2013

...STORM SURVEY FOR PALM COAST FL TORNADO COMPLETED...

DURING THE EVENING HOURS...BETWEEN 655 PM AND 710 PM ON DECEMBER 14
2013...A TORNADO WITH MAXIMUM STRENGTH OF EF1 ON THE ENHANCED
FUJITA SCALE TOUCHED DOWN AND CROSSED NORTHERN SECTIONS OF PALM
COAST IN FLAGLER COUNTY FLORIDA. THE TORNADO INITIALLY TOUCHED DOWN 
NORTH OF ESPANOLA ON AN INTERMITTENT TRACK. THE TORNADO THEN 
INTENSIFIED TO ITS MAXIMUM STRENGTH...95 TO 105 MPH...ACROSS THE B 
SECTIONS OF PALM COAST ON A CONTINUOUS PATH RANGING IN WIDTH FROM 
APPROXIMATELY 75 YARDS...TO A MAXIMUM OF AROUND 150 YARDS ON 
BANNBURY LANE. THE TORNADO THEN WEAKENED AS IT MOVED NORTHEAST 
TOWARD THE COAST...WITH A PATH WIDTH OF 25 TO 50 YARDS ACROSS THE F 
AND HAMMOCK SECTIONS. 

THE LOCATION OF THE INITIAL TOUCHDOWN WAS NEAR 29.52 DEGREES NORTH 
LATITUDE AND 81.31 DEGREES WEST LONGITUDE. THE LOCATION OF THE
FINAL DAMAGE WAS NEAR 29.61 DEGREES NORTH LATITUDE AND 81.19 DEGREES 
WEST LONGITUDE. THE TOTAL DISTANCE BETWEEN THE INITIAL TOUCHDOWN
AND FINAL DAMAGE IS APPROXIMATELY 9.5 MILES...WITH THE LONGEST
CONTINUOUS DAMAGE PATH APPROXIMATELY 1 MILE IN THE B SECTION OF PALM
COAST. 

OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH THOSE THAT HAD STORM DAMAGE AND WISH A SPEEDY 
RECOVERY GETTING HOMES REPAIRED QUICKLY. THE NATIONAL WEATHER 
SERVICE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THOSE HOMEOWNERS WHO GRACIOUSLY ALLOWED
THE NWS TO SURVEY THE DAMAGE AND PROVIDE IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS TO 
WHAT EXACTLY TOOK PLACE. THE NWS WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK OUR 
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PARTNERS IN FLAGLER COUNTY FOR INSIGHTFUL 
INFORMATION AND THEIR ASSISTANCE IN THE SURVEY.

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