The National Weather Service has now confirmed 14 tornadoes touched down in the area Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, including one in North Escambia.
At 12:25 a.m. Thursday, an EF-0 tornado was on the ground in Gonzalez for about a minute. With winds of up to 80 mph, the tornado traveled from Chemstrand Road north of Bucyrus Lane to Caterpillar, through Hunters Creek Drive and Hunters Creek Lane before ending at Crystal Drive.
The Gonzalez tornado traveled a total distance of approximately one-third of a mile with a path up to 50 meters wide. No major damage was reported; the final NWS damage investigation is not yet complete.
Other tornadoes have been confirmed:
- Santa Rosa County, FL: Two EF-1 tornadoes (one near Pace and the other near Avalon)
- Baldwin County, AL: Two brief EF-0 tornadoes (one near Point Clear and the other near Rosinton)
- An EF-1 tornado over 18 miles long touched down in the southern part of Choctaw County AL with peak winds of 110 mph.
- An EF-0 tornado moved into southwestern Perry County MS with peak winds of 80 mph (continuing EF-2 trail from Forrest County).
- An EF-2 tornado in the McLain area touched down parts of Perry and Greene counties in MS with peak winds of 115 mph.
- There were at least four tornadoes in Mobile County AL with two EF-0s in the community of Semmes, a brief EF-0 that entered western Mobile County from Jackson County MS, and one EF- 1 in the Theodore/Tillmans corner area.
- A brief EF-0 tornado occurred in Baldwin County AL near Point Clear
Chart from NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.