Flying Beach Umbrellas!August 4th, 2013 at 10:41 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, News, Weather
A Gustnado (a gustnado is a relatively small whirlwind which forms as as an eddy in thunderstorm outflows. It does not connect with any cloud-base rotation and is not a tornado.”) sent a dozen plus beach umbrellas flying into the air (a few hundreds of feet into the air and a couple hundred yards offshore!) at Cocoa Beach, Florida. Check out this video from Adam Libert. One teen male was injured by flying debris. Southeast Florida has had a lot of rain this year. Miami is +6.92″ for the year, Palm Beach is +10.18″ for 2013 and the Bailing Bucket Award goes to Fort Lauderdale. They’ve had 55.47″ of rain this year, 20.99″ above average (and that’s without a hurricane). At least we didn’t get this. Image courtesy of NOAA/NWS).