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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF3
-- Length 12.74 Miles
-- Width 400 Yards
State FLORIDA
County/Area LAKE
WFO MLB
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2007-02-02 03:37:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 3NE TURPENTINE
Begin Lat/Lon 28.9588/-81.5871
End Date 2007-02-02 03:55:00.0 EST-5
End Location 2S CROWS BLUFF
End Lat/Lon 28.9979/-81.38
Deaths Direct/Indirect 13/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 9/0
Property Damage 46.00M
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 mesocyclone that produced the Lady Lake tornado reintensified and produced a second F3 tornado in a rural area west southwest of Paisley. The tornado move east northeast at over 50 MPH toward the Lake Mack area just west of the St. Johns river. The tornado produced a quarter mile wide track across the Lake Mack area destroying 86 residences and damaging 144. Many mobile homes were completely destroyed. Thirteen people died in mobile homes.


Event Fatality Details

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Death 46 Male Mobile/Trailer Home
Death 35 Female Mobile/Trailer Home
Death 15 Male Mobile/Trailer Home
Death 37 Male Mobile/Trailer Home
Death 7 Male Mobile/Trailer Home
Death 58 Female Mobile/Trailer Home
Death 35 Female Mobile/Trailer Home
Death 9 Female Mobile/Trailer Home
Death 49 Male Mobile/Trailer Home
Death 55 Male Mobile/Trailer Home
Death 66 Female Mobile/Trailer Home
Death 54 Male Mobile/Trailer Home
Death 49 Female Mobile/Trailer Home


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 21 103 208.000M 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
BERESFORD VOLUSIA CO. FL 02/02/2007 03:55 EST-5 Tornado EF3 0 42 52.000M 0.00K
NEW SMYRNA BEACH ARP VOLUSIA CO. FL 02/02/2007 04:22 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 6.000M 0.00K
Totals: 21 103 208.000M 0.00K