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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
1218 PM EDT SUN JUN 7 2020

...ORLANDO TORNADO RATED UP TO EF1 STRENGTH...  

AN NWS DAMAGE SURVEY THIS MORNING FOUND THE ORLANDO TORNADO 
INITIATED AT APPROXIMATELY 720 PM JUNE 6 AS A WATERSPOUT OVER LAKE 
CONWAY. THE WATERSPOUT CONTINUED NORTHWARD, CROSSING LITTLE LAKE 
CONWAY AND HOFFNER AVE. THEN CONTINUED NORTHWARD AS A TORNADO WHILE 
GENERALLY PARALLELING FERNCREEK AVE., AND LIFTING JUST NORTH OF LAKE 
LAWSONA IN THORNTON PARK AT APPROXIMATELY 732 PM. THE MAJORITY OF 
DAMAGE WAS DETERMINED TO BE IN THE FORM OF UPROOTED TREES AND LARGE 
LIMBS, CAUSING ROOF DAMAGE TO HOMES AND STRUCTURES. A WIND SPEED OF 
65 TO 85 MPH (EF0) WAS THIS DETERMINATION.

IT WAS FOUND THAT MORE SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE OCCURRED IN THE VICINITY 
OF LAKE MARGARET DR. AND FERNCREEK AVE. WHERE SIGNIFICANT LOSS OF 
ROOF WAS OBSERVED TO SEVERAL STRUCTURES CONSISTENT WITH EF1 
INTENSITY (100-105 MPH). THE TORNADO PATH WIDTH VARIED FROM 
APPROXIMATELY 350 TO 500 YARDS, WITH A LENGTH OF 5.3 MILES. 

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