April 27 Coral Springs Tornado Details

Here are the details from the NWS on this afternoon’s tornado touchdown in Coral Springs, Florida:

Public Information Statement

National Weather Service Miami FL

906 PM EDT Fri Apr 27 2018

…NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 04/27/2018 BROWARD COUNTY TORNADO…

.OVERVIEW…A brief tornado with a discontinuous path touched down in

Coral Springs in North Central Broward County this afternoon. The

tornado was associated with a thunderstorm that was moving through

the area.

.CORAL SPRINGS TORNADO…

Rating:                 EF-0

Estimated peak wind:    65 mph

Path length (statute):  1.98 miles

Path width (maximum):   40 yards

Fatalities:             0

Injuries:               0

Start date:             Apr 27 2018

Start time:             2:37 PM

EDT Start location:     2 WSW Parkland, Broward County, Florida

Start lat/lon:          26.298 / -80.267

End date:               Apr 27 2018

End time:               2:43 PM EDT

End location:           2 S Parkland, Broward County, Florida

End_lat/lon:            26.286 / -80.238

Survey summary: The National Weather Service conducted a storm

survey this evening and can confirm a tornado touched down south of

the Sawgrass Expressway near Country Hills Elementary School just

east of Coral Springs Drive. The tornado continued ESE towards the

intersection of University Drive and Wiles Road. Then continuing ESE

and lifting just south of Wiles Road near NW 85th Ave. The path was

discontinuous with damage mostly to trees and vegetation. There was

damage to a street sign at the intersection of University and Wiles

Road. Tree damage along the path was mostly to the tops of trees with

branches snapped or broken off. The maximum wind speed is estimated

to be 65 MPH which classifies this tornado as weak and lower end EF0.

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Author: Howard

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