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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF0
-- Length 0.07 Miles
-- Width 10 Yards
State FLORIDA
County/Area MONROE
WFO KEY
Report Source Public
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-08-18 13:00:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 2WSW SUMMERLAND KEY
Begin Lat/Lon 24.66/-81.47
End Date 2008-08-18 13:02:00.0 EST-5
End Location 2WSW SUMMERLAND KEY
End Lat/Lon 24.66/-81.48
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 was observed southeast of Ramrod Key. The waterspout moved northwest and made landfall in the 400 block of West Indies Drive as an EF0 tornado. The tornado dissipated after crossing West Indies Drive almost immediately after landfall. No structural damage occurred, however a 4x4 post was sheared off at dock level. The tornado also broke several large tree limbs, and removed a television cable service line from one residence. Estimated wind speed 60 to 70 mph per wind measurement of 62 mph coincident with no observed damage one half hour prior to the arrival of the tornado.


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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/LOWER KEYS (ZONE) MONROE/LOWER KEYS (ZONE) FL 08/17/2008 13:00 EST-5 Tropical Storm 0 0 2.800M 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/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