Baymeadows Christmas Eve damage determined to be an EF-1 tornado

First Alert Forecast: December 29, 2020 - Early Evening

Jacksonville,FL. — The National Weather Service has determined a tornado touched down in Jacksonville on Christmas Eve.

Shortly before 7 PM on Christmas Eve, a tornado developed along a squall line moving through the area.

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The tornado caused damage to trees near and just south of Baymeadows Blvd along its 0.6 mile path.

NWS Survey found the tornado had peak winds of 105 MPH and was about100 yards wide.