Three Funnel Clouds East of Boca Raton, Florida on July 1, 2017

Here are a few images I was able to take of the funnel clouds that were off the Boca Raton coast around 1am on July 1, 2017.  Image have been filtered to help highlight the funnel clouds.


Here is the Specail Marine Warning caused by the funnel clouds / waterspouts:

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  

SPECIAL MARINE WARNING  

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL  

1125 AM EDT SAT JUL 1 2017  

  

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIAMI HAS ISSUED A  

  

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR…  

  COASTAL WATERS FROM DEERFIELD BEACH TO OCEAN REEF FL OUT 20 NM…  

  COASTAL WATERS FROM JUPITER INLET TO DEERFIELD BEACH FL OUT 20   NM…  

  

* UNTIL NOON EDT  

  

* AT 1124 AM EDT…A SHOWER PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED OVER  

  HILLSBORO BEACH…OR OVER BOCA RATON…MOVING NORTHWEST AT 5 KNOTS.  

  

  HAZARD…WATERSPOUTS.   

  

  SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.   

  

  IMPACT…WATERSPOUTS CAN CAPSIZE BOATS…DAMAGE VESSELS AND   

           CREATE SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES. MAKE SURE ALL ON BOARD ARE   

           IN A SECURE LOCATION AND WEARING LIFE JACKETS.   

  

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…  

  HILLSBORO BEACH…BOCA RATON…HIGHLAND BEACH…LIGHTHOUSE POINT…  

  DEERFIELD BEACH AND POMPANO BEACH.  

  

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…  

  

WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY HAZARDOUS  

SEAS. SEEK SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY.  

LAT…LON 2632 7996 2623 8003 2630 8011 2642 8008  

TIME…MOT…LOC 1524Z 124DEG 7KT 2631 8005   

WATERSPOUT…OBSERVED  

HAIL…0.00IN  

WIND…<34KTS  

And here is the Special Weather Statement:

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL  

1102 AM EDT SAT JUL 1 2017  

   

FLZ168-172-011545-  

COASTAL BROWARD COUNTY FL-COASTAL PALM BEACH COUNTY FL-  

1102 AM EDT SAT JUL 1 2017  

  

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR WATERSPOUT MOVING TOWARDS SHORE  

FOR UNTIL 1145 AM EDT…  

  

* AT 1100 AM EDT…TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A WATERSPOUT   

  NEAR THE COAST, WHICH MAY MOVE TOWARDS SHORE BETWEEN POMPANO BEACH   

  AND DELRAY BEACH, IT IS MOVING NORTHWEST AT 5 MPH.  

  

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…  

  POMPANO BEACH, BOCA RATON, DEERFIELD BEACH, DELRAY BEACH,  

  LIGHTHOUSE POINT, HIGHLAND BEACH, HILLSBORO BEACH AND TERRA MAR.  

  

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…  

  

A WATERSPOUT MAY MOVE ONSHORE. ALTHOUGH TYPICALLY WEAK AND SHORT   

LIVED, A LAND FALLING WATERSPOUT CAN CAUSE PROPERTY DAMAGE, SERIOUS   

INJURY, OR EVEN DEATH. NEARBY PIERS, MARINAS, DOCKS, AND BEACH   

FACILITIES ARE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE. HOMES AND BUSINESSES IN THE   

PATH OF THIS WATERSPOUT MAY EXPERIENCE SOME DAMAGE, ESPECIALLY TO   

ROOFS, PORCHES, AWNINGS, AND POOL ENCLOSURES.  

  

And finally the Local Storm Report:

  

383   

NWUS52 KMFL 011450  

LSRMFL  

  

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT  

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL  

1050 AM EDT SAT JUL 01 2017  

1047 AM WATER SPOUT 3 ESE HILLSBORO BEACH 26.27N 80.03W  

07/01/2017 AMZ651 FL TRAINED SPOTTER   

  

            MULTIPLE WATERSPOUTS BEING REPORTED OFFSHORE POMPANO   

            AND DEERFIELD BEACH.   

  

  EVENT NUMBER MFL1700253 
First time I have seen three funnels at one time, quite a memeorbale day.  If you have pictures please feel free to share them.

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Author: Howard

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