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Check out how strong the wind was in Monday's storms

The severe thunderstorm packed a punch with strong straight-line winds, heavy rain, and even hail in some parts of the First Coast.
Credit: WTLV

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Strong thunderstorms caused chaos for parts of First Coast Monday. Trees toppled and the power went out. Storms packed a punch with strong straight-line winds, very heavy rain and hail.

Wind Damage

In Ortega, there were reports of a roof blown off at the intersection of Blanding Boulevard and Shirley Avenue and a large tree down across vehicle on Lofty Pine Circle. A hard top of a gazebo was blown off and a tree went down off of Roosevelt Boulevard near Timuquana Road.

In San Marco, there were reports of several trees down near St. Augustine Road near San Jose.

In Bakersville, there were reports of snapped and fallen trees on 13A north of Molasses Junction.

In Palatka, a powerline was down at 1506 Husfon Avenue.

In San Mateo, trees were reported down and at 477 S Hwy 17 power lines were down.

In Welaka, trees were reported down at the intersection of Elm Street and 11th Avenue.

In Blackshear (Pierce County), a powerline pole was reported down on the corner of Nichols Street and Brantley Street. Significant Roof Damage was also reported at 330 Main Street.

Wind Gust 

61 mph - Orange Park

51 mph - Spuds

45 mph - Craig Airfield

42 mph - Crescent City

40 mph - Lake Como


A total of 2.19 inches of rain fell at Jacksonville International Airport. During that time, the airport set two top ten short duration heavy rainfall amounts for the month of September. In 15 minutes, 1.27" of rain fell, coming in at number five for the most amount of rain that has fallen in that amount of time in September. In 30 minutes, 1.93" of rain fell, making it the seventh most amount of rain that has fallen in a half hour. These rankings are compared to records that date back to the 1890s in Jacksonville.


In Bakersville, nickel size hail was reported.

In Lake Como, pea size hail was reported.

In Blackshear (Pierce County), penny size hail was reported.

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