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EF-0 tornado touched down in Boca Ciega Bay area early Sunday morning, NWS reports

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Posted at 10:23 AM, Feb 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-14 12:02:06-05

BOCA CIEGA, Fla. — An EF-0 tornado was in the Boca Ciega Bay area early Sunday morning, the National Weather Service reports.

The NWS reported a waterspout came onshore and caused a very narrow swath of EF-0 damage along Boca Ciega Point Blvd. N around 1:07 a.m. Sunday.

The tornado headed north-northeast and caused roof damage to the Ridgeview Apartment Complex. According to the NWS, one condo collapsed and others were heavily damaged.

The NWS said the peak intensity of the tornado was 75 mph and then quickly dissipated. The max-width of the tornado was estimated to be 30 yards.

The tornado lasted until 1:14 a.m., the NWS reported.

Meteorologist Jason Adams says that active weather has calmed down for now, but there are more strong to severe storms possible Sunday evening.

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