Last night I was awakened by a telephone call from the National Weather Service at 12:30 am to let me know that I was in a tornado area. Got up, checked the back porch and closed the windows--looked outside and only saw rain--some wind. I was still awake at 1:30 in the morning! Other than a funnel hitting my building, my only thought was--rain could ruin election day.
Don't forget to vote!
Weather Updated: Mar 14 1:17AM
Issued by the National Weather Service
For Metro Palm Beach County, Florida
SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY UNTIL 1:30AM EDT TUE ...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR 45 TO 55 MPH WINDS FOR NORTHEASTERN BROWARD AND SOUTHEASTERN PALM BEACH COUNTIES UNTIL 130 AM EDT... * AT 117 AM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM OCEAN RIDGE TO NEAR WHISPER WALK TO PARKLAND...AND MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH. * THE PRIMARY IMPACTS WILL BE GUSTY WINDS OF 45 TO 55 MPH. THESE WINDS CAN DOWN SMALL TREE LIMBS AND BRANCHES, AND BLOW AROUND UNSECURED SMALL OBJECTS. SEEK SHELTER IN A SAFE BUILDING UNTIL THE STORM PASSES. * LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... CORAL SPRINGS, BOCA RATON, DEERFIELD BEACH, BOYNTON BEACH, DELRAY BEACH, HIGHLAND BEACH, OCEAN RIDGE, COCONUT CREEK, PARKLAND, MISSION BAY, BOCA POINTE, BOCA DEL MAR, HAMPTONS AT BOCA RATON, VILLAGE OF GOLF, WHISPER WALK, KINGS POINT, DUNES ROAD, LOXAHATCHEE NWR, HYPOLUXO AND GULF STREAM. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... THIS ACTIVITY WAS ALSO DEVELOPING IN AN ENVIRONMENT FAVORABLE FOR THE FORMATION OF FUNNEL CLOUDS. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND LOCAL MEDIA FOR ADDITIONAL UPDATES AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS. RESIDENTS SHOULD REMAIN ON THE ALERT FOR ADDITIONAL STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS. &&