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Start Time: 11:45 am EDT End Time: 11:48 am EDT Rating: EF0 Estimated Peak Winds: 60-65 mph Path length: 2.8 miles
Start Time: 11:45 am EDT
End Time: 11:48 am EDT
Estimated Peak Winds: 60-65 mph
Path length: 2.8 miles
Width: 25 yards
Start Lat/Lon: 28.7186 / -81.2418
End Lat/Lon: 28.7188 / -81.1965
National Weather Service Melbourne staff conducted a storm survey on April 21, 2020 and found no damage along the radar-estimated rotational track of a supercell thunderstorm, which moved from Seminole County to the Brevard County coast. The survey team searched along a path from Heathrow to Scottsmoor.
However, based on numerous videos received from trained spotters and the general public, NWS Melbourne confirms a waterspout developed on Lake Jesup just east of State Road 417. The waterspout continued east for approximately 2.75 miles, and came onshore briefly as an EF-0 tornado (peak winds estimated 60-65 mph).
NWS Melbourne thanks all the trained spotters and citizens who provided videos, social media accounts, and reports that greatly assisted with this survey.
— NattyNoles13 (@NattyNoles13) April 20, 2020
— James Van Fleet (@JamesVanFleet) April 20, 2020