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.
#Nestor is now on land as a post-tropical cyclone (a.k.a. a pretty strong garden-variety storm). Dry air circling in on the back side of the storm is clearing things out across many parts of #florida #flwx pic.twitter.com/pt8gBps3Da
— Meteorologist Matt Gray (@mattgraysky) October 19, 2019
Numerous tornadoes were reported across the state of Florida.
— George Waldenberger (@GWaldenWFTV) October 19, 2019
Take a look at some of the damage from a tornado in Seminole, FL:
As the sun is coming up and the rain is stopping we’re getting a much better look at the damage at the Twelve Oaks Mobile Home Park in Seminole and nearby business plaza from a confirmed EF0 tornado overnight. @BN9 BN9 @bn9weather pic.twitter.com/BAqseoyuhr
— Kim Leoffler (@kimleoffler) October 19, 2019
— Trevor Pettiford (@TrevorPettiford) October 19, 2019
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!