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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
357 PM EDT THU APR 28 2011

...NWS TALLAHASSEE CONFIRMS AN EF-1 TORNADO IN JACKSON COUNTY
FLORIDA...

...JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDA SURVEY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CONJUNCTION WITH JACKSON COUNTY
FLORIDA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CONDUCTED A STORM SURVEY TODAY AT THE
MARIANNA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT. ONE TORNADO WAS CONFIRMED IN THIS AREA
WITH A MAXIMUM INTENSITY OF EF-1.

THIS TORNADO INITIALLY TOUCHED DOWN AT THE MARIANNA MUNICIPAL
AIRPORT AROUND 450 AM CDT AND TRACKED EASTWARD ALONG AN INTERMITTENT
TRACK FOR ABOUT 3 MILES BEFORE THE DAMAGE TRACK ENDED. THE DAMAGE
WIDTH PEAKED AROUND 150 YARDS NEAR THE AIRPORT. IN THIS
AREA...DAMAGE WAS PRIMARILY LIMITED TO PRIVATE AIRCRAFT THAT WERE
SEVERELY DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. SEVERAL TREES NEAR THE AIRPORT WERE
ALSO SNAPPED.

THE DAMAGE IN THIS AREA WAS CONSISTENT WITH A LOW END EF-1 TORNADO
WITH MAXIMUM WINDS UP TO 90 MPH.

...LEON COUNTY FLORIDA...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONDUCTED A SECOND SURVEY ACROSS
NORTHERN LEON COUNTY THIS MORNING AND DETERMINED THE WIND DAMAGE IN
THIS AREA WAS CONSISTENT WITH STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE UP TO 65
MPH. NEARLY ALL OF THE DAMAGE IN THIS AREA WAS LIMITED TO TREES
EITHER BEING UPROOTED OR SNAPPED. THE DAMAGE WAS MOST CONCENTRATED
BETWEEN KILLEARN ACRES TO THE SOUTH AND BRADFORDVILLE ROAD TO THE
NORTH.

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