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Thursday, May 02, 2013

ULL AKA BLOB in the Gulf Creating Twisters and Troubles in South Florida. Boca Twister Confirmed

The NWS confirms that a Tornado touched down in Boca Raton today.  There was some mostly minor damage, though the roof of a medical building suffered severe damage. 

Reports that the tornado touched down near Dixie Highway and 28th Street and was said to be 50 yards wide. Winds in excess of 70 mph raced through the area before 3 PM. The Tornado Warning issued for Dania Beach also near US 1 was later in the day. Luckily the lines moved fast from West to East out to the ocean. Not sure whether the sighting of the funnel clouds near the Dixie Highway entrance to Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport was related. Imagine more facts will come out soon.

Earlier in these images were taken as the storm was forming by Jeff Gammons at Storm Visuals. Awesome pics, really who needs to go to Oklahoma to chase storms?

Florida Waterspout on Lake Okeechobee - May 2, 2013.

The system causing these daily deluges is in the Upper Gulf being called an Upper Level Low. It is causing weather over a large area and can be seen below on the Water Vapor Loop. 

Visible Water Vapor - GOES East 12 hr Loop

Sucking up moisture from the Caribbean and pulling it up across South Florida and other spokes of the wheel are affecting Alabama, Mississippi and into Georgia. 

Spanish River High School had some damage from the storms today and more damage reports are coming in..

Loop the loop you can see how this takes up the Eastern Side of the Gulf of Mexico.

Nice write up on the ULL in the GOM.  <---- div="" must="" read="">

Almost looks like it's a breathing, definitely pulsing and holding it's own as it moves slowly East and down a bit into the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

THAT is what hit the South Florida area today... 

Down in Key West they are drying out.  Pictures from the Citizen tell the story.

Sweet Tropical Dreams...

....and in my dreams I am always in Key West :)


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