EF-0 tornado confirmed in Clay and Bradford Counties

NWS Crew searched for tornado damage

The National Weather Service confirmed on Thursday that an EF-0 tornado touched down in Lake Geneva on Wednesday afternoon.

NWS Jacksonville Meteorologist in Charge Scott Cordero searched the woods on Thursday where the tornado was believed to have touched down, looking for damage.

Cordero said he was looking for snapped trees, but had to look closely to see if they fell a long time ago or if they were fresh.

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Two touch downs were reported, one near Lake Brooklyn and one near the Keystone Airpark.

Action News Jax First Alert Meteorologist Arielle Nixon said it was likely the same tornado.

“It happened around the same time. It’s likely that it was the same storm. Could’ve possibly dropped down in one spot and then moved and dropped down in another. Or there could be a track in this rural area,” said Nixon.

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Cordero spent Thursday trying to connect the dots of possible damage to determine the tornado’s track.

“In addition to that, we look at the direction of the trees as well. Are they converging along a path? And maybe this is an area where the circulation came down again, but was weaker,” said Cordero.

An EF-0 tornado has winds of 65-85 miles an hour.