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20aprAll DayLake Jesup (Seminole County, FL)

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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

Width:  25 yards

Fatalities: 0

Injuries:  0

County:  Seminole

State:  Florida

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.


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