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Event Tornado
-- Scale EF0
-- Length 0.24 Miles
-- Width 50 Yards
State FLORIDA
County/Area MONROE
WFO KEY
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-08-18 11:55:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 2NNE BIG COPPIT IS
Begin Lat/Lon 24.71/-81.37
End Date 2008-08-18 11:57:00.0 EST-5
End Location 2N BIG COPPIT IS
End Lat/Lon 24.71/-81.38
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 1.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Tropical Storm Fay moved north from Cuba, through the Florida Straits, and passed north through the Lower Florida Keys during the evening of August 18, 2008. Fay produced tropical storm force winds, two tornadoes and heavy rainfall in the Florida Keys, however storm surge impact was minimal.
Event Narrative A waterspout observed north of the Seven Mile Bridge passed just north of Doctors Arm on Big Pine Key, and made landfall on Big Pine Key as an EF0 tornado. One poisonwood tree of 6 inches diameter was felled onto Big Pine Street, and a few weakened pines were blown down across Pine Avenue. No structural damage to homes was observed. Estimated wind speed 55 to 65 mph.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 2 9.402M 0.00K
MONROE/UPPER KEYS (ZONE) MONROE/UPPER KEYS (ZONE) FL 08/17/2008 13:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 1 2.800M 0.00K
MONROE/LOWER KEYS (ZONE) MONROE/LOWER KEYS (ZONE) FL 08/17/2008 13:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 2.800M 0.00K
MONROE/MIDDLE KEYS (ZONE) MONROE/MIDDLE KEYS (ZONE) FL 08/17/2008 13:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 1 2.800M 0.00K
(EYW)KEY WEST INL AR MONROE CO. FL 08/18/2008 10:00 EST-5 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BIG COPPIT IS MONROE CO. FL 08/18/2008 11:55 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
SUMMERLAND KEY MONROE CO. FL 08/18/2008 13:00 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
MONROE/MIDDLE KEYS (ZONE) MONROE/MIDDLE KEYS (ZONE) FL 08/19/2008 12:00 EST-5 Storm Surge/tide 0 0 1.000M 0.00K
Totals: 0 2 9.402M 0.00K