Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale F1
-- Length 8 Miles
-- Width 1000 Yards
State FLORIDA
County/Area MARION
WFO JAX
Report Source NWS STORM SURVEY
NCDC Data Source PDS
Begin Date 2005-04-07 14:40:00.0 EST
Begin Lat/Lon 29.17/-82.22
End Date 2005-04-07 15:30:00.0 EST
End Location OCALA
End Lat/Lon 29.18/-82.13
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 3/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative An F1 tornado touched down in the Thoroughbred Acres section of Ocala near the Ocala Airport around 1540 EDT. The tornado moved northeast across the northern section of Ocala producing sporadic F0-F1 damage. The identifiable tornado track ended near th intersection of NW 35th Street and Highway 25 on the north side of Ocala. Damage continued as straight line winds approximately 3 miles farther to the northeast. Damage along the tornado path was primarily roof failures to manufactured housing and roof damage to more substantial structures. Numerous trees were uprooted or snapped. Outside of the tornado track, damage was caused by trees fallen on homes. No fatalities were reported. There were 3 injuries reported: 1 person was in a vehicle that was crushed by a fallen tree and 2 people were lacerated. There were no life-threatening injuries reported at the time of the survey.

Below is a time line of reports received at the NWS:

0346 p EDT: General Public reported a possible tornado NW of Ocala that downed trees and damage home roofs from NW 27th to 20th Avenues and at 3680 NE 35th within a 3 mile radius.

0350 p EDT: The emergency manager said there was a possible tornado touchdown with roof damage to a warehouse on NE 39th Street. There was also a funnel cloud spotted along I-75 at approximately the same time.

0355 p EDT: General public reported a possible tornado that overturned 3 small planes and caused damage to numerous hanger doors at the Ocala Airport.

0355 p EDT: A trained spotter reported a garage was demolished on SW 15th Street near the Ocala Airport.

0410 p EDT: General public reported a possible tornado that damaged multiple mobile homes near 40th Street and Highway 301 in Ocala.

0410 p EDT: The emergency manager reported that 3 people were trapped in a home on NE Jacksonville Road in Ocala by a possible tornado. There were trees and power lines down in the area as well.


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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 3 0.00K 0.00K
OCALA ARPT MARION CO. FL 04/07/2005 14:40 EST Tornado F1 0 3 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 3 0.00K 0.00K