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Public Information Statement
Issued: 11:12 AM EST Dec. 10, 2018 – National Weather Service

... NWS damage survey for 12/09/18 tornado event in
Wimauma Florida...

.Overview...
Thunderstorms ahead of a cold front crossed the region during the
morning and early afternoon of December 9th. This thunderstorm
developed a brief but strong area of rotation which resulted in
a tornado in the vicinity of Wimauma Florida.

.Wimauma tornado...

Rating: EF1
estimated peak wind: 90 mph
path length /statute/: 2.76 miles
path width /maximum/: 50.0 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 12/09/2018
start time: 11:21 am EST
start location: 3 E Wimauma / Hillsborough County / FL
start lat/lon: 27.703 / -82.249

End date: 12/09/2018
end time: 11:25 am EST
end location: 5 WNW Fort Lonesome / Hillsborough County
/ FL
end lat/lon: 27.7316 / -82.2174

Survey summary:
formed quickly. Path appears to be fairly continuous.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
storm data.


1112 am EST Mon Dec 10 2018

... NWS damage survey for 12/09/18 tornado event in
Wimauma Florida...

.Overview...
Thunderstorms ahead of a cold front crossed the region during the
morning and early afternoon of December 9th. This thunderstorm
developed a brief but strong area of rotation which resulted in
a tornado in the vicinity of Wimauma Florida.

.Wimauma tornado...

Rating: EF1
estimated peak wind: 90 mph
path length /statute/: 2.76 miles
path width /maximum/: 50.0 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 12/09/2018
start time: 11:21 am EST
start location: 3 E Wimauma / Hillsborough County / FL
start lat/lon: 27.703 / -82.249

End date: 12/09/2018
end time: 11:25 am EST
end location: 5 WNW Fort Lonesome / Hillsborough County
/ FL
end lat/lon: 27.7316 / -82.2174

Survey summary:
formed quickly. Path appears to be fairly continuous.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
storm data.