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.
A NWS survey determined the #tornado from overnight's storm in Pinellas County to be an EF-0 with maximum estimated winds of 75 mph and maximum width estimated to be 30 yards. #flwx https://t.co/Q4AtNl80SN pic.twitter.com/zO00nFTdXz— NWS Tampa Bay (@NWSTampaBay) February 14, 2021
Meteorologist Jason Adams says that active weather has calmed down for now, but there are more strong to severe storms possible Sunday evening.
Another round of afternoon and evening storms is likely today, and some could be severe. Damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph and a couple of tornados are possible. We'll keep you posted should any watches and warnings be issued. Higher risk for counties in yellow. pic.twitter.com/FCZv8QVGky— Jason Adams (@JasonAdamsWFTS) February 14, 2021
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