Summerfield-Paul M. Grist State Park F0 Tornado

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage that affected areas north of Summerfield and near Paul M Grist State Park. It has been determined that the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an F0 on the Fujita Damage Intensity Scale.

The tornado first touched down approximately 1.2 miles northwest of Summerfield near the intersection of County Road 16 and County Road 279. The tornado tracked in a northeastward direction and crossed County Road 39 twice, County Road 37, and County Road 222. The tornado lifted just northeast of the intersection of County Road 37 and County Road 222. This location is just south of Paul M. Grist State Park. The tornado damage path was approximately 5.8 miles long and 50 yards wide at its widest point. The tornado was on the ground from approximately 453 PM CST to 502 PM CST.

Along the damage path, numerous large trees were snapped off and uprooted. A few homes and mobile homes sustained shingle damage. One large tree fell on a home and caused damage. One mobile home was pushed off its foundation. Several sheds or out-buildings sustained moderate damage.

Watches/Warnings:

Tornado Watch number 884 was in effect from 955 AM until 600 PM CST.

A Tornado Warning was in effect from 423 PM until 515 PM CST.

 

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