Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF3
-- Length 10.5 Miles
-- Width 450 Yards
State FLORIDA
County/Area LAKE
WFO MLB
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCEI Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2007-02-02 03:17:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 3SW LADY LAKE
Begin Lat/Lon 28.8942/-81.9494
End Date 2007-02-02 03:25:00.0 EST-5
End Location 3SE EMERALD
End Lat/Lon 28.9179/-81.7833
Deaths Direct/Indirect 8/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 10/0
Property Damage 52.00M
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A series of powerful tornadoes swept across Sumter, Lake and Volusia counties during the early morning hours of February 2, 2007. A discontinuous swath of tornado damage was observed from near Wildwood in Sumter County to the town of Lady Lake (Lake County) to New Smyrna Beach (Volusia County). This was a distance of over 70 miles. A total of 21 fatalities occurred within Lake County. Central Florida was located in the warm sector ahead of an advancing cold front. Large scale lift was supported by a very strong jet aloft, with strong vertical shear. Instability increased overnight with temperatures and dew points increasing through the pre-dawn hours. A single long-tracked supercell thunderstorm traveled from Sumter County to the coastal waters of Volusia County during the early morning hours of February 2, 2007. Three tornadoes touched down along this track.
Event Narrative The the tornado that moved out of Sumter County, crossed into Lake County just west of Lady Lake. The one quarter mile wide, F3 tornado moved across the Lady Lake area killing 8 people and injuring 10. The tornado damaged 180 residences and destroyed 101. All of the fatalities were in mobile homes. Moving east northeast at 50 MPH, the tornado lifted near Emrald Marsh Lake.


Event Fatality Details:

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Death (Direct) 20 Male Mobile/Trailer Home
Death (Direct) 66 Female Mobile/Trailer Home
Death (Direct) 77 Female Mobile/Trailer Home
Death (Direct) 92 Male Mobile/Trailer Home
Death (Direct) 17 Female Mobile/Trailer Home
Death (Direct) 88 Female Mobile/Trailer Home
Death (Direct) 81 Female Mobile/Trailer Home
Death (Direct) 88 Male Mobile/Trailer Home


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Event Map:

Note: The tornado track is approximate based on the beginning (B) and ending (E) locations. The actual tornado path may differ from a straight line.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 21 61 156.000M 0.00K
LADY LAKE LAKE CO. FL 02/02/2007 03:17 EST-5 Tornado EF3 8 10 52.000M 0.00K
TURPENTINE LAKE CO. FL 02/02/2007 03:37 EST-5 Tornado EF3 13 9 46.000M 0.00K
BERESFORD VOLUSIA CO. FL 02/02/2007 03:55 EST-5 Tornado EF3 0 42 52.000M 0.00K
(EVB)NEW SMYRNA BEACH AIRPORT VOLUSIA CO. FL 02/02/2007 04:22 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 6.000M 0.00K
Totals: 21 61 156.000M 0.00K