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National Weather Service confirms EF-1 Tornado in Orange County

3 tornadoes confirmed in Orange County

ORLANDO. Fla. – Meteorologists from the National Weather Service in Melbourne were in Orange County Sunday morning surveying the damage after Saturday’s tornadoes.

It was determined an EF-1 touched down Saturday near Ferncreek and Lake Margaret. The tornado began as a waterspout on Lake Conway and lifted near Lake Lawsona.

The Conway tornado started as a waterspout  over Lake Conway. It intensified as it moved toward Lake Margaret Dr. and Ferncreek Ave.
The Conway tornado started as a waterspout over Lake Conway. It intensified as it moved toward Lake Margaret Dr. and Ferncreek Ave.

The tornado intensified as it moved north doing the most substantial damage in the vicinity of Lake Margaret Dr. and Ferncreek Ave. Winds were estimated to be around 100-105 mph.

MORE: Videos and photos show storm damage across Central Florida

According to National Weather Service Meteorologist Scott Sprat, a majority of the tornado damage was EF-0 to trees with several falling on homes.

In addition to the EF-1 tornado confirmed near Conway, an EF-0 tornado was confirmed by video near Oak Ridge & I-4. Another tornado was confirmed by a trained spotter in Sumter County, noting a quick touch down on highway 50. No damage was reported with this tornado.

Saturday’s confirmed tornadoes so far:

Orlando near Conway(Orange): EF-1

Oak Ridge near I-4(Orange): EF-0

Near Webster(Sumter): EF-0

Tornado intensity scale
Tornado intensity scale

More damage surveys are being conducted by the National Weather Service north of Orlando Sunday afternoon and more tornadoes are likley to be confirmed. Stay with News 6 for updates.


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