Several Tornadoes Monday: Watch One on Video

By , Meteorologist
December 13, 2012; 5:40 AM ET
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See One of Monday's Tornados On Camera

There was a total of nine tornado reports in the U.S. on Monday, according to the Storm Prediction Center.

Storified by Accu Weather · Tue, Dec 11 2012 07:03:10

There was a total of nine tornado reports in the U.S. on Monday, according to the Storm Prediction Center. 
National Weather Service survey crews confirmed several tornadoes.


A EF-1 tornado touched down just northwest of downtown Birmingham, Ala., shortly before 5 a.m. CST on Monday. The twister damaged a metal roof of a building and caused the overhead doors to collapse. The tornado then moved on to damage 29 homes, two of which sustained severe damage. The tornado path was 1.05 miles long and 250 yards wide. Wind speeds have been estimated at 90 mph.


An EF-1 tornado with peak winds up to 100 mph touched down in Walthall County, Miss., before 8 a.m. CST Monday. The tornado destroyed a metal building and threw debris 200-300 yards away. Two homes were damaged and a barn was destroyed. Several trees were severely damaged, while hay bales were thrown 75-100 feet. The twister was on the ground for 17 miles. The tornado was up to 100 yards wide.

An EF-1 tornado with maximum winds of 100 mph hit Marion County, Miss., shortly after 8:15 a.m. CST Monday. Numerous trees were damaged and uprooted along the tornado's path. A few sheds and gazebos were destroyed, while a metal carport was thrown onto a home. Shingle damage occurred to other homes. The twister was on the ground for 3 miles. 


An EF-1 tornado with winds estimated at 105 mph struck eastern Baton Rouge Parish, La., before 7 a.m. CST Monday. The twister damaged a home and a convenience store. Numerous trees were damaged by the tornado. The worst damage was caused in the Lincoln Heights Subdivision, where trees were snapped and homes suffered moderate to major roof damage. The tornado was on the ground for 5.4 miles.

An EF-1 tornado with 90-mph winds hit Ascension Parish, La., shortly before 9:00 a.m. CST Monday. It tore a metal roof off a boat dealership and smashed the windshields of 10 cars at a car dealership. A pickup truck was lofted about 20 feet into the air before being thrown back onto its wheels. Numerous trees were damaged, while minor damage was inflicted to a few homes. The twister blew out five large overhead doors of a fire station. A metal frame building had extensive damage. The tornado's path length was 1.33 miles with a maximum width of 25 yards.


Public reports and pictures confirmed a waterspout over Lake Apoka in Orange County, Fla., at 4:30 p.m. EST on Monday.

NWS Survey crews will be in Volusia County, Fla., today examining damage from a possible tornado before 5:30 p.m. EST Monday. Twelve mobile homes were damaged and rooftops were ripped off homes. Power lines were also downed. 
Here are some videos of the Florida tornado:
Tornado in Ocoee / Apopkastevejabs
Damage reported following 'likely tornado' in Central Fla.EDGEWATER, Fla. - A "likely tornado" touched down in Edgewater late Monday afternoon, damaging dozens of mobile homes and knocking down p...
Tornado Forming - Touchdown in Edgewater Florida on December 10th, 2012cavanaugh68


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