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Late-Week Florida Tornadoes

The traditional peak of severe weather season is usually considered to be during the summer months of April, May, and June. A late-season burst of tropical energy, however, helped spawn numerous tornadoes and severe weather across the Florida panhandle on Friday.

Tropical Storm Nestor made its landfall along the Florida panhandle on Saturday.

Numerous tornadoes were reported across the state of Florida.

Take a look at some of the damage from a tornado in Seminole, FL:

 

Here is the forecast probability for tropical storm force winds (through October 24th) put out by the National Hurricane Center. A large chunk of southern Georgia and the Florida panhandle is included with 90% probability or higher. .

While things have been fairly quiet in the tropics overall, we can’t let our guard down just yet. Hurricane season officially continues until November 30th!

Anthony Baglione

Weekend Meteorologist

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