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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
612 PM EDT THU APR 18 2013

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEYS FOR 04/14/13 TORNADO AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORM 
EVENTS - UPDATE 1...

.UPDATE...PREVIOUS STRAIGHT-LINE WIND EVENT IN COCOA HAS BEEN 
CHANGED TO A TORNADO. 

.OVERVIEW...SEVERAL DISCRETE SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED ALONG 
A BROKEN LINE OF CONVECTION SUNDAY EVENING...APRIL 14 2013. TWO 
SUPERCELLS EACH PRODUCED SINGLE SHORT-TRACK EF0 TORNADOES IN CENTRAL 
BREVARD COUNTY. ANOTHER SEVERE THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED STRAIGHT-LINE 
WIND DAMAGE IN SOUTHERN BREVARD COUNTY.    

.COCOA TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    70-80 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.33 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   100 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             APRIL 14 2013 
START TIME:             8:42 PM EDT
START LOCATION:         1 E COCOA / BREVARD COUNTY / FL
START LAT/LON:          28.377147 / -80.738826

END DATE:               APRIL 14 2013
END TIME:               8:43 PM EDT
END LOCATION:           1 ENE COCOA / BREVARD COUNTY / FL
END LAT/LON:            28.38136 / -80.73634

SURVEY SUMMARY: AN EF0 TORNADO WITH WINDS ESTIMATED BETWEEN 70 AND 
80 MPH TOUCHED DOWN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF U.S. HIGHWAY 1 AND 
DIXON BOULEVARD IN COCOA AND TRAVELLED NORTHEAST TO THE INDIAN RIVER 
WHERE IT BECAME A WATERSPOUT. THE TORNADO PRODUCED MINOR DAMAGE TO 
ROOFS AND OUTBUILDINGS OF SEVERAL BUSINESSES ALONG U.S. HIGHWAY 
1...WITH POWER LINES ALSO DOWNED. NUMEROUS TREES WERE DOWNED ALONG 
DIXON BOULEVARD AND INDIAN RIVER DRIVE. 

.VIERA/ROCKLEDGE TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    75-85 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.55 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   100 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             APRIL 14 2013 
START TIME:             911 PM EDT
START LOCATION:         3 SSW ROCKLEDGE / BREVARD COUNTY / FL
START LAT/LON:          28.272977 / -80.75067

END DATE:               APRIL 14 2013
END TIME:               913 PM EDT
END LOCATION:           3 SSW ROCKLEDGE / BREVARD COUNTY / FL
END_LAT/LON:            28.271428 / -80.741765

SURVEY SUMMARY: A HIGH-END EF0 TORNADO WITH WINDS ESTIMATED AT 75 TO 
85 MPH AFFECTED PRIMARILY THE CHAROLAIS ESTATES AND COLFAX LANDING 
SUBDIVISIONS IN VIERA/ROCKLEDGE. THE DAMAGE WAS EMBEDDED WITHIN A 
LARGER SWATH OF STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS WHICH AFFECTED AREAS EXTENDING 
FARTHER TO THE WEST AND EAST. NUMEROUS HOMES EXPERIENCED DAMAGE TO 
ROOF TILES AND SOFFITS. CONCRETE ROOF TILES WERE CARRIED DOWNSTREAM 
AND PENETRATED SEVERAL WINDOWS. OTHER METAL DEBRIS WAS CARRIED 
DOWNSTREAM AND A FENCE WAS BLOWN DOWN. NUMEROUS POOL SCREEN 
ENCLOSURES TOTALLY COLLAPSED. 

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

.PALM BAY THUNDERSTORM WIND...

PEAK WIND /ESTIMATED/:  60-70 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.1 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   35 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             APRIL 14 2013
START TIME:             1012 PM EDT
START LOCATION:         5 SSW PALM BAY / BREVARD COUNTY / FL
START LAT/LON:          27.911429 / -80.687928

END DATE:               APRIL 14 2013
END TIME:               1012 PM EDT
END LOCATION:           4 SSW PALM BAY / BREVARD COUNTY / FL
END LAT/LON:            27.925867 / -80.680439

SURVEY SUMMARY: SEVERE STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS ESTIMATED AT 60-70 MPH 
PRODUCED SPORADIC...LOCALIZED DAMAGE TO SEVERAL HOMES IN SOUTHWEST 
PALM BAY. SHINGLE AND SOFFIT DAMAGE OCCURRED TO SEVERAL HOMES... 
MAINLY ON POMELLO AND FITZPATRICK AVENUES. SMALL OBJECTS WITHIN 
YARDS WERE BLOWN OVER. 

NOTE: THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT 
TO CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENTS AND PUBICATION IN NWS 
STORM DATA. 

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