Pinellas Park, FL F3 Tornado – October 3, 1992

It was Saturday morning, October 3, 1992. Many residents in Pinellas Park were quietly making their way through their Saturday chores or working on home projects. Retired couples were watching their favorite shows in their recliners or playing cards in the front rooms of their mobile homes. Little did they know that unexpected severe thunderstorms were about to erupt across their little corner of west-central Florida. Five tornadoes were produced in the Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg area that morning. Two of the twisters caused fatalities. This summary details the strongest and most deadly tornado to occur on this day.

New Smyrna Beach, FL F3 Tornado – November 2, 1997

The SPC Database lists all tornado start times in CST. The tornado we are looking at today is officially found in the database under November 1 with a start time of 2345 CST. It officially occurred though on November 2 at 0045 EST. The NCDC database has the event on November 2. At the time, this was the strongest tornado to ever hit Volusia County (Information via NWS).

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