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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF0
-- Length 0.1 Miles
-- Width 100 Yards
State FLORIDA
County/Area CLAY
WFO JAX
Report Source Broadcast Media
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-08-22 16:25:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 1E WEST TOCOI
Begin Lat/Lon 29.85/-81.6
End Date 2008-08-22 16:26:00.0 EST-5
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Tropical Storm Fay moved slowly north out of Caribbean Sea, then cut across south and central Florida into the Atlantic Ocean. Fay then slowly curved west and made landfall in the vicinity for Flagler Beach and Daytona Beach on Aug 21st. As the storm made landfall sustained winds along the coast were between 40 and 50 mph with gusts in the 60 to 65 mph range. Storm Surge ranged from 2 to 4 feet along the open coast and about 1 to 2 feet on the St Johns River. Storm Surge Flooding occurred on the St Johns River on Thursday night August 21-22 in the Palatka area of Putnam County as northeasterly winds created a seiche effect driving river water southward. On Friday morning August 22nd the winds became more southeasterly along the river and river water was driven north in the San Marco and Riverside areas of Downtown Jacksonville flooding roadways and some structures. River water depths of 4 to 6 inches flooded the Park Lane Condominium in Riverside. A Ford Bronco in the street outside of the condo floated in the river water a short distance into Memorial Park. Flash flooding occurred on McCoys Creek on Thursday night and Moncrief Creek on Friday. Both creeks are in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida. Several vehicles were stranded at Kings Road and McCoys Creek Blvd including one vehicle up to its roof. Areal flooding occurred over much of northeast Florida with roads and small creeks flooded. Minor flooding of structures occurred across the area. Numerous trees and power lines were downed with minor structural damage. High surf and beach erosion threatened five homes on the 3850 block of S Ponte Vedra Blvd in Vilano Beach, Florida. Several minor tornado touchdowns occurred in the area with no significant damage or injuries. Many north Florida creeks and Rivers experienced fresh water flooding with Black Creek, The St Marys River at McClenny, the St Johns River, south of Palatka, and the Sante Fe River experiencing the most significant flooding.
Event Narrative A tornadic waterspout was reported on the Saint Johns River northeast of Bostwick tracking north-northwest.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST. JOHNS (ZONE) ST. JOHNS (ZONE) FL 08/21/2008 16:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GILCHRIST (ZONE) GILCHRIST (ZONE) FL 08/21/2008 16:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLAGLER (ZONE) FLAGLER (ZONE) FL 08/21/2008 16:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAY (ZONE) CLAY (ZONE) FL 08/21/2008 16:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COLUMBIA (ZONE) COLUMBIA (ZONE) FL 08/21/2008 16:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARION (ZONE) MARION (ZONE) FL 08/21/2008 16:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PUTNAM (ZONE) PUTNAM (ZONE) FL 08/21/2008 16:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALACHUA (ZONE) ALACHUA (ZONE) FL 08/21/2008 16:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DUVAL (ZONE) DUVAL (ZONE) FL 08/21/2008 16:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 1 0 0.00K 0.00K
UNION (ZONE) UNION (ZONE) FL 08/21/2008 16:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SUWANNEE (ZONE) SUWANNEE (ZONE) FL 08/21/2008 16:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NASSAU (ZONE) NASSAU (ZONE) FL 08/21/2008 16:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAMILTON (ZONE) HAMILTON (ZONE) FL 08/21/2008 16:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BAKER (ZONE) BAKER (ZONE) FL 08/21/2008 16:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SIMPSON YARD DUVAL CO. FL 08/22/2008 00:00 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SIMPSON YARD DUVAL CO. FL 08/22/2008 04:00 EST-5 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JACKSONVILLE DUVAL CO. FL 08/22/2008 10:30 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BAKERSVILLE ST. JOHNS CO. FL 08/22/2008 12:15 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ISLE OF PALMS SOUTH DUVAL CO. FL 08/22/2008 12:40 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEST TOCOI CLAY CO. FL 08/22/2008 16:25 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SELF CLAY CO. FL 08/22/2008 16:40 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PALATKA KAY ARKIN AR PUTNAM CO. FL 08/23/2008 16:53 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 0 0.00K 0.00K