Tornadic weekend for Central Florida: 3 tornadoes, one left a local family without a home

ORLANDO, Fla. — This weekend was very active in the weather department and across Central Florida. Cristobal’s rain bands moved over Florida producing torrential rains and spinning three tornadoes across our area.

Officially on Monday morning, the National Weather Service confirmed 2 tornadoes on Saturday early evening and one on Sunday over northern Lake County.

On Saturday around 6 p.m. one tornado briefly touchdown near 33rd street in Industrial Park, which left no damage and no injuries.

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The second tornado left substantial damage to structures and trees. It formed over Lake Conway around 7:20 p.m. It traveled northward paralleling Ferncreek avenue, finally lifting just north of Lake Lawsona in the Thornton Park area around 7:32 p.m. The tornado traveled over Lakes and land for 5.3 miles.

The tornadoes were embedded in Tropical Storm Cristobal’s outer rain bands sweeping over the entire state during the weekend.


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