We knew something wasn’t right in our atmosphere. After nearly two weeks of unseasonably warm temperatures and high humidity (as evidenced by all the fog), nature fought back and tried to restore some normality in our state. Monday was stormy. And violent. At least two tornadoes were reported across central Florida, one near Lake Apopka and the other near Edgewater. Both tornadoes were captured by amateur storm chasers, who later posted their videos online to WESH.com and Youtube. We’ve included some links to them below:
- Video: Tornado Over Indian River (near Edgewater, FL): Coutesy WESH-TV
- Video: Tornado Captured Forming Over Highway near Edgewater, FL: Courtesy of Drew Cavanaugh
- Video: Tornado Near Lake Apopka, Florida: Courtesy WESH-TV
Florida wasn’t the only state to see severe weather on Monday. More than a dozen reports of wind damage were recorded across parts of Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana earlier in the day, along with a few tornadoes as well. The two-day total from the approaching cold front included 13 tornadoes, 46 occurrences of damaging wind, and 7 hail reports. This was the most-active two day period of severe weather in the United States in nearly two months.