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23aprAll DayWright (Okaloosa County, FL)

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Start Time: 2:51 pm CDT 

End Time: 2:54 pm CDT 

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds: 90 mph

Path length: 2.7 miles

Width:  50 yards

Fatalities: 0

Injuries:  0

County:  Okaloosa

State:  Florida

Start Lat/Lon: 30.4441 / -86.6463

End Lat/Lon: 30.4386 / -86.6014


A tornado touched down along Vickie Leigh road and quickly intensified to EF-1 intensity. There was a path of numerous trees uprooted and snapped. Winds were estimated around 90 mph in this location.

The tornado weakened and produced intermittent damage over the next approximately 2.7 miles as it moved through the Ocean City section of north Ft. Walton Beach. Damage in these locations were of the EF-0 intensity with trees snapped and uprooted along with damage to home siding and roof shingles. The intermittent track ended at Eglin Parkway just to the west of the Highway 85 bridge into Shalimar.


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