Tuesday, April 5, 2011
LIVE WEATHER BLOG
8:02 a.m. No more warnings across the First Coast, but we do have numerous problems on area roadways with trees reported down on Baymeadows road and a few reports of power lines down.
7:59 a.m. Significant Weather Advisory issued for Flagler County for 45-55 mph wind gusts
7:52 a.m. Tornado warning has been cancelled for St. Johns County...strongest storm with damaging wind now located over Crescent Beach....
7:48 a.m. Worst storm near St. Augustine still showing rotation but no confirmation that it has reached the ground as a tornado. Tornado warning continues until 8:15 a.m. for Central St. Johns County...get to your safe spots immediately
7:46 a.m. Worst part of the storm now at St. Augustine, just south of Bridge of Lions
7:44 a.m. Severe thunderstorm warning continues for Flagler and Putnam Counties with a strong storm near Hastings
7:42 a.m. Tornado warning continues for Central St. Johns County until 8:15 a.m. with worst part of the storm heading for St. Augustine and St. Augustine Beach by 8:00 a.m. No tornado confirmation but wind gusts near 60 mph likely.
7:39 a.m. Southern St. Johns County near 206 another rotating storm is now showing up on Live Doppler Radar....these areas could also see damaging wind gusts.
7:38 a.m. Most dangerous part of storm that prompted tornado warning now southeast of World Golf Village moving east at 50 mph.
7:35 a.m. No confirmation of Tornado as of yet but dangerous storm capable of producing tornado...it is radar indicated at this time which means circulation is at cloud level and can reach the ground in an instant...please get to your safe spot....Highway 16 and Interstate 95 are the areas of most concern right now and this will reach Anastasia shores and St. Augustine by 7:55 a.m.
7:33 a.m. Live Doppler radar continues to show rotating storm just east of Molasses Junction to the Outlet Mall in St. Johns County
7:30 a.m. There is a bow echo near the World Golf Village...this will likely produce 60 mph wind gusts...sometimes bow echoes can put down brief isolated tornadoes...no tornadoes have been reported as of yet but in this situation you have to issue a tornado warning due to some rotation in cell that can reach the ground as a tornado
7:29 a.m. Live Doppler radar 2 minute advantage has possible tornado that will arrive in St. Augustine by 7:45 a.m. Seek shelter immediately
7:27 a.m. TORNADO WARNING issued for St. Johns County 15 miles west of St. Augustine for a thunderstorm showing some rotation and it is moving east at 55 mph
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7:24 a.m. Half-inch hail and ponding of water on many roads...40 mph wind gusts reported in Mandarin and Orange Park
7:23 a.m. Wind gusts of 40 mph reported in St. Johns with heavy rain and lightning....Live Doppler radar continues to stay ahead of radar
7:22 a.m. 60 mph wind gust verified in Arlington...8,000 plus power outages near airport and northside
7:19 a.m. Powerlines down near Commonwealth Avenue as some isolated wind gusts of 60 mph are taking place across the area...
7:17 a.m. Power outages in Dinsmore
7:15 a.m. Thunderstorms have produced pea size hail and 40 mph wind gusts in Middleburg and Arlington
7:10 a.m. Severe thunderstorm warning for Clay, Putnam, Duval and St. Johns County until 8 a.m. Since there is a tornado watch with storms moving through this makes sense but this line moving through so far has had a history of producing wind gusts of 40 mph with lightning and heavy downpours. No local damage reports have been received in around the Jacksonville area so far.
7:10 a.m. Live Doppler radar shows heaviest storms now moving across St. Johns River. Storm track has these storms arriving at the beach by 7:40 a.m. Main threat 40 mph gusts and lightning.
7:06 a.m. Live Doppler radar continues to show weakening line of storms moving through
7:04 a.m. Wind damage has been confirmed in Waycross, Georgia....powerlines and trees down with quarter size hail but this was from two hours ago....the storms moving through our area are weakening....the main threats at this time will be 40 mph wind gusts, lightning, and heavy downpours.
7:02 a.m. Severe thunderstorm warning for Alachua, Bradford, Clay, Marion and Putnam counties until 7:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. All severe weather warnings have been allowed to expire on First Coast but significant weather advisories likely to be issued with 40-50 mph wind gusts, lightning, and heavy rain moving through.
6:59 a.m. Pea size haill reported in Waldo...
6:33 a.m....A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 700 AM EDT
FOR DUVAL...EXTREME NORTHERN ST. JOHNS...SOUTHERN NASSAU...SOUTHERN
CHARLTON AND EASTERN BAKER COUNTIES...AT 633 AM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS AND FIRST COAST NEWS WEATHER TEAM CONTINUED TO TRACK A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL...AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM OCEANWAY TO JACKSONVILLE HEIGHTS...OR ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 6 MILES NORTHEAST OF JACKSONVILLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO 7 MILES NORTHWEST OF LAKESIDE...MOVING EAST AT 55 MPH.
OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
RIVERSIDE...ORTEGA...DOWNTOWN JACKSONVILLE...TALLYRAND...SAN MARCO...ARLINGTON...FORT CAROLINE...TALBOT ISLAND...LITTLE TALBOT ISLAND...
UNF...MAYPORT...SAN PABLO...NEPTUNE BEACH...JACKSONVILLE BEACH AND
PONTE VEDRA BEACH.
6:12 a.m. We continue watching a line of showers and thunderstorms moving at 55 mph to the east. Right now the main threat continues to be hail and damaging wind. These storms will be in downtown Jacksonville by 7 a.m.
A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 AM EDT TUESDAY MORNING
FOR NORTHEASTERN FLORIDA AND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA.
5:07 a.m. Line of showers and thunderstorms with wind and hail quickly moving in. Georgia will be the first to be impacted.