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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Jacksonville FL
844 AM EDT Sun Mar 13 2022

...NWS Damage Survey for 03/12/22 Tornado Event...

.Marion County tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    110 mph
Path Length /statute/:  Estimated 25 Miles
Path Width /maximum/:   Estimated 200 Yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             03/12/2022
Start Time:             7:48 AM EST
Start Location:         1 W Dunnellon
Start Lat/Lon:          28.049 / -82.459

End Date:               03/12/2022
End Time:               8:15 AM EST
End Location:           5 E Ocala
End Lat/Lon:            29.178 / -82.041

Survey summary: A line of strong to severe storms passed through
portions of Marion county near Dunnellon and Ocala Saturday morning
March 12, 2022. Damage from the first report of this tornado was 
near Dunnellon where a large billboard was knocked over and siding was
peeled off a small professional building. The next concentration of 
damage was then reported on the south and east sides of Ocala where 
many trees were uprooted or knocked over, powerlines were downed,
and numerous residences and an apartment building had 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

The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
Storm Data.