Share

Tornado Touches Down Near Miami International Airport

By Sean Breslin
Published: May 19, 2014

A tornado threat came to Miami Thursday afternoon when a tornado was in progress just to the west of Miami International Airport, as confirmed by air traffic controllers at the hub.

The National Weather Service relayed the report, which stated the tornado touched down one mile west of the airport. There were no immediate reports of injuries. Southwest of the airport, wind damage was reported by the NWS near the intersection of 82nd Avenue and 14th Street.

(MORE: Track the Threat of Severe Weather)

As a result, flights at Miami International Airport were delayed by an average of more than one hour, according to the flight-tracking website Flight Aware. Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport was also experiencing delays as the storms moved through.

Several reports of waterspouts also came in via social media from nearby areas.

On Thursday evening, the National Weather Service in Miami rated the tornado an EF0, packing maximum estimated wind speeds of 65 mph. The NWS states that the tornado's path was a quarter of a mile long and 10 yards wide. The tornado tracked east-northeast along 14th street into Doral, damaging trees, street signs and a vehicle along the way.


Featured Blogs

Severe Storms Looming for Early April

By Dr. Jeff Masters
March 31, 2015

The first ten days of April could produce more severe weather than the modest amount racked up so far across the U.S. in 2015, as a major circulation change takes place over North America.

Possible New Continental Heat Record for Antarctica

By Christopher C. Burt
March 26, 2015

On March 24th Base Esperanza (under Argentinean administration) located near the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula reported a temperature of 17.5°C (63.5°F). Although this is the warmest temperature ever measured since weather stations became established on the southern continent, it is complicated by what the very definition of ‘Antarctica’ is. Here’s a brief review.

Devastating Drought Conditions and Annoying People

By Shaun Tanner
February 4, 2015

The drought in California has been pretty devastating and at least some of the people of California seem to be happy about it.

Meteorological images of the year - 2014

By Stu Ostro
December 30, 2014

My 9th annual edition.

2013-14 - An Interesting Winter From A to Z

By Tom Niziol
May 15, 2014

It was a very interesting winter across a good part of the nation from the Rockies through the Plains to the Northeast. Let's break down the most significant winter storms on a month by month basis.

What the 5th IPCC Assessment Doesn't Include

By Angela Fritz
September 27, 2013

Melting permafrost has the potential to release an additional 1.5 trillion tons of carbon into the atmosphere, and could increase our global average temperature by 1.5°F in addition to our day-to-day human emissions. However, this effect is not included in the IPCC report issued Friday morning, which means the estimates of how Earth's climate will change are likely on the conservative side.