Path length: 1 miles
Width: 100 yards
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SPC coordinates (only one point provided by SPC):
Start: 30.35 / -87.17
Corrected Coordinates based on damage reports:
Start: 30.349157/-87.166560 End: 30.362652/-87.157508
Note: Exact tornado path may not be straight and/or continuous.
During the early AM of February 7, 1971, a waterspout south of Santa Rosa Island moved northeast, becoming a tornado near Navy Cove. Half of the units in a 112-unit apartment complex were destroyed near Gulf Breeze. 112 people were injured, there were no fatalities.
The State Archives of Florida
We gathered information for this event from the SPC & NCDC Databases, the February 1971 Storm Data Publication and Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes and found the following differences:
- Grazulis has a length at 4 miles.
- Remaining sources have a path of 1 mile.
- SPC/NCDC have an F3 rating.
- Grazulis has an F2 rating.
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