Severe Weather Event 30 March 2011

Widespread Wind Damage from Squall Line 03-30-11 

A low pressure center was developing near the central Gulf coast early in the day and moved east along the Florida Gulf coast. A robust convective complex developed over the eastern Gulf to the south of the low and pushed a squall line across the peninsula. Widespread reports of wind damage along with hail up to two inches in diameter were reported across east central Florida during the late afternoon and early evening hours.  The highest wind gusts were from Orlando Executive Airport with 74 mph, and a Kennedy Space Center wind tower (at 54 feet) with 85 mph. In addition to the two inch diameter hail in southern Brevard county, several addtional hail reports were received, a few with diameters the size of a quarter.   
 
 The image below depicts locations of wind reports (red) and hail reports (blue).
Click on image below to open an interactive storm report window (courtesy NWS San Diego):
 
 

 
The following hail photos and video in Palm Bay, Brevard Co. are courtesy of Skywarn spotter Aaron Mitchell:
 
 
 
Click here to link to Skywarn spotter Aaron Mitchell's CNN i-report video of the hail in Palm Bay.
 

 
The following damage photos in Seminole County are courtesy of Seminole County Emergency Management:
  
  
 
 
 
   
 
The following damage photos in Osceola County are courtesy of Osceola County Emergency Management:
  
 
 
 
  
 
The following damage photos in Brevard County are courtesy of Florida Today Newspaper:
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 The gage analysis image below indicates distribution of heavy rains (the heaviest amounts fell on 3/30-3/31):
 
 
Two day rain totals.  Click on image below to bring up view with zoom
 
 

 
The following reports for 3/30 were issued in a Local Storm Report (LSR) by the National Weather Service in Melbourne:
 
000
NWUS52 KMLB 310106
LSRMLB

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
906 PM EDT WED MAR 30 2011

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0410 PM     HAIL             5 W MALABAR             28.00N 80.66W
03/30/2011  E0.88 INCH       BREVARD            FL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SPOTTER REPORTED NICKEL HAIL POUNDING HIS HOUSE.

0415 PM     HAIL             5 WNW MALABAR           28.02N 80.66W
03/30/2011  E2.00 INCH       BREVARD            FL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SPOTTER REPORTED HAIL UP TO 2 INCHES AND STRONG WINDS.

0415 PM     TSTM WND GST     LEESBURG                28.81N 81.88W
03/30/2011  M56.00 MPH       LAKE               FL   ASOS

            KLEE ASOS AT LEESBURG AIRPORT MEASURED 49 KT/56 MPH WIND
            GUST.

0415 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 N MASCOTTE            28.65N 81.88W
03/30/2011                   LAKE               FL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            MULTIPLE LARGE TREE LIMBS DOWN.

0418 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MELBOURNE BEACH         28.07N 80.56W
03/30/2011                   BREVARD            FL   BROADCAST MEDIA

            ROOF RIPPED OFF HOUSE. TIME IS ESTIMATED BY RADAR.

0420 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 NNW EUSTIS            28.87N 81.70W
03/30/2011                   LAKE               FL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            VERY LARGE OAK TREE UPROOTED. MULTIPLE 4 TO 5 INCH
            DIAMETER BRANCHES ON THE GROUND.

0423 PM     TSTM WND DMG     PLYMOUTH                28.69N 81.55W
03/30/2011                   ORANGE             FL   PUBLIC

            TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN. GREENHOUSE DAMAGED.

0430 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 NE EUSTIS             28.87N 81.65W
03/30/2011                   LAKE               FL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            ONE TREE DOWN

0430 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MOUNT DORA              28.81N 81.64W
03/30/2011                   LAKE               FL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            ONE LARGE TREE DOWN ON ROUTE 46.

0435 PM     TSTM WND DMG     DEBARY                  28.88N 81.31W
03/30/2011                   VOLUSIA            FL   PUBLIC

            2 TREES DOWN.

0439 PM     TSTM WND GST     4 W ALTAMONTE SPRINGS   28.66N 81.46W
03/30/2011  E60.00 MPH       ORANGE             FL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            ESTIMATED 60+ MPH SUSTAINED WINDS. TREE LIMBS DOWN AND
            POWER OUT.

0440 PM     TSTM WND DMG     TAVARES                 28.80N 81.74W
03/30/2011                   LAKE               FL   PUBLIC

            MULTIPLE TREES DOWN ON ACORN COURT.

0440 PM     TSTM WND DMG     TITUSVILLE              28.59N 80.82W
03/30/2011                   BREVARD            FL   PUBLIC

            2-3 TREES DOWN ON I-95 SOUTH OF GARDEN ST.

0444 PM     TSTM WND GST     3 WNW AZALEA PARK       28.56N 81.34W
03/30/2011  M74.00 MPH       ORANGE             FL   ASOS

            KORL AT ORLANDO EXECUTIVE AIRPORT MEASURED 65 KT/74 MPH
            WIND GUST.

0445 PM     TSTM WND DMG     SANFORD                 28.79N 81.28W
03/30/2011                   SEMINOLE           FL   PUBLIC

            FENCE BLOWN ACROSS THE ROAD AND FIBERGLASS TABLETOP BLOWN
            OFF. FENCE POSTS SNAPPED OFF.

0445 PM     TSTM WND DMG     ORLANDO                 28.50N 81.37W
03/30/2011                   ORANGE             FL   PUBLIC

            ONE TREE DOWN AT GOLDENROD AND SUNVISTA ROADS.

0445 PM     TSTM WND DMG     ALTAMONTE SPRINGS       28.66N 81.40W
03/30/2011                   SEMINOLE           FL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TREES DOWN AT NORTH ST AND SUNILAND ST BLOCKING ROADWAY.

0445 PM     TSTM WND DMG     WINTER SPRINGS          28.68N 81.27W
03/30/2011                   SEMINOLE           FL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            11 HOMES DAMAGED NEAR LA VISTA DR. 3 HOUSES HAD SEVERE
            DAMAGE, OTHERS WERE MODERATELY DAMAGED.

0445 PM     HAIL             UNION PARK              28.56N 81.24W
03/30/2011  E1.00 INCH       ORANGE             FL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            NICKEL SIZE HAIL WITH QUARTER SIZE MIXED IN AT WATERFORD
            LAKES SHOPPING CENTER.

0445 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MELBOURNE BEACH         28.07N 80.56W
03/30/2011                   BREVARD            FL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            BACK PORCH BLOWN OFF HOME.

0445 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LAKE MARY               28.76N 81.33W
03/30/2011                   SEMINOLE           FL   BROADCAST MEDIA

            TREES DOWN ON 5 CARS IN WOFL PARKING LOT.

0447 PM     TSTM WND DMG     DEBARY                  28.88N 81.31W
03/30/2011                   VOLUSIA            FL   PUBLIC

            ONE 7-INCH DIAMETER TREE DOWN ALONG WITH NUMEROUS LIMBS
            ON SEMINOLE DR.

0447 PM     TSTM WND DMG     DEBARY                  28.88N 81.31W
03/30/2011                   VOLUSIA            FL   PUBLIC

            TWO LARGE TREES DOWN ON A HOME ON SMYRNA DRIVE.

0448 PM     TSTM WND GST     4 NNW LAKE JESSUP       28.78N 81.24W
03/30/2011  M65.00 MPH       SEMINOLE           FL   ASOS

            KSFB AT ORLANDO SANFORD AIRPORT MEASURED 57 KT/65 MPH
            WIND GUST.

0448 PM     TSTM WND GST     5 S CONWAY              28.43N 81.32W
03/30/2011  M60.00 MPH       ORANGE             FL   ASOS

            KMCO AT ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT MEASURED 53 KT/60
            MPH WIND GUST.

0450 PM     TSTM WND DMG     DELAND                  29.04N 81.30W
03/30/2011                   VOLUSIA            FL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TREE DOWN PARTIALLY BLOCKING ROAD ON 2ND STREET AT CYPRUS
            ST.

0450 PM     TSTM WND GST     5 ENE INTERCESSION CITY 28.29N 81.44W
03/30/2011  M58.00 MPH       OSCEOLA            FL   AWOS

            KISM AT KISSIMMEE AIRPORT MEASURED 51 KT/58 MPH WIND
            GUST.

0452 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 NNW DELTONA           28.93N 81.22W
03/30/2011                   VOLUSIA            FL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            2 TREES UPROOTED WITH DIAMETERS UP TO ABOUT 6 INCHES.

0455 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 SE ORLANDO            28.45N 81.32W
03/30/2011                   ORANGE             FL   PUBLIC

            CAR PORT COLLAPSED AND ROOF DAMAGE ON KINGFISH ST. TIME
            ESTIMATED BY RADAR.

0455 PM     TSTM WND DMG     DELTONA                 28.91N 81.21W
03/30/2011                   VOLUSIA            FL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TREE LIMBS ACROSS ROAD AT INTERSECTION OF COURTLAND AND
            DOYLE.

0455 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 SE WINTER PARK        28.59N 81.33W
03/30/2011                   ORANGE             FL   PUBLIC

            ONE LARGE OAK TREE UPROOTED AT CORNER OF DUNBLANE AND
            WHITEHALL. TIME ESTIMATED BY RADAR.

0500 PM     HAIL             BITHLO                  28.57N 81.11W
03/30/2011  E0.75 INCH       ORANGE             FL   PUBLIC

            PENNY SIZE HAIL ON CHULUOTA RD.

0503 PM     HAIL             5 ENE ORLANDO INTERNATI 28.45N 81.24W
03/30/2011  E0.70 INCH       ORANGE             FL   PUBLIC

            DIME HAIL AT FL-528 AND FL-417.

0505 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 NNW SCOTTSMOOR        28.78N 80.88W
03/30/2011                   BREVARD            FL   PUBLIC

            THIGH-SIZED LIMBS DOWN. WINDS ESTIMATED AT 70 MPH.

0507 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 WNW LADY LAKE         28.96N 82.00W
03/30/2011                   MARION             FL   PUBLIC

            MULTIPLE TREES DOWN

0508 PM     TSTM WND GST     DAYTONA BEACH           29.21N 81.03W
03/30/2011  M46.00 MPH       VOLUSIA            FL   ASOS

            KDAB AT DAYTONA BEACH AIRPORT MEASURED 40 KT/46 MPH WIND
            GUST.

0509 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 S EDGEWATER           28.94N 80.90W
03/30/2011                   VOLUSIA            FL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            NUMEROUS LARGE OAK TREES DOWN OVER A 1/4 MILE RADIUS.
            TIME ESTIMATED BY RADAR.

0510 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 SSE SAINT CLOUD       28.20N 81.28W
03/30/2011                   OSCEOLA            FL   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            ALUMINUM CANOPY TRIM DAMAGED AT FIRE STATION. TIME
            ESTIMATED BY RADAR.

0510 PM     TSTM WND DMG     4 SSE EAST LAKE TOHO    28.25N 81.27W
03/30/2011                   OSCEOLA            FL   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            LARGE TREE DOWN ON A HOUSE AND POWERLINES ON DELAWARE
            AVE. TIME ESTIMATED BY RADAR.

0510 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 SSE CELEBRATION       28.26N 81.50W
03/30/2011                   OSCEOLA            FL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            TREE ON HOUSE ON OLD TAMPA HWY RD.

0512 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 ENE EAST LAKE TOHO    28.33N 81.24W
03/30/2011                   OSCEOLA            FL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            TREE ON HOME ON MARINA DR.

0512 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 S EAST LAKE TOHO      28.25N 81.29W
03/30/2011                   OSCEOLA            FL   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            SCREEN PORCH ROOF BLOWN OFF AND WALLS BLOWN IN ON VERMONT
            AVE. TIME ESTIMATED BY RADAR.

0512 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 SSE EAST LAKE TOHO    28.26N 81.27W
03/30/2011                   OSCEOLA            FL   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            TREE DOWN ON POWERLINES ON 3RD ST. TIME ESTIMATED BY
            RADAR.

0515 PM     HAIL             TITUSVILLE              28.59N 80.82W
03/30/2011  E1.00 INCH       BREVARD            FL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            REPORT OF QUARTER SIZED HAIL ON THE A1A BRIDGE.

0516 PM     HAIL             TITUSVILLE              28.59N 80.82W
03/30/2011  E0.75 INCH       BREVARD            FL   PUBLIC

0519 PM     TSTM WND GST     KENNEDY SPACE CENTER    28.52N 80.68W
03/30/2011  M85.00 MPH       BREVARD            FL   OTHER FEDERAL

            54 FT TOWER NUMBER 0421 MEASURED 74 KT/85 MPH WIND GUST.

0521 PM     TSTM WND GST     KENNEDY SPACE CENTER    28.52N 80.68W
03/30/2011  M64.00 MPH       BREVARD            FL   ASOS

            KTTS AT KENNEDY SPACE CENTER MESURED 56 KT/64 MPH WIND
            GUST.

0540 PM     WATER SPOUT      MERRITT ISLAND          28.36N 80.69W
03/30/2011                   BREVARD            FL   PUBLIC

            WATERSPOUT REPORTED AT SYKES CREEK PARKWAY AND FL-520
            CAUSWAY.

0546 PM     TSTM WND GST     PATRICK AIRFORCE BASE   28.24N 80.61W
03/30/2011  M62.00 MPH       BREVARD            FL   ASOS

            KCOF MEASURED 54 KT/62 MPH WIND GUST.

0550 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MERRITT ISLAND          28.36N 80.69W
03/30/2011                   BREVARD            FL   PUBLIC

            WIND DAMAGE ALONG NORTH BANANA RIVER DRIVE AND CENTRAL
            AVE. PATIO DESTROYED AND LIFTED OVER HOUSE INTO FRONT
            YARD. DAMAGE TO WOODEN FENCES AND TREE LIMBS DOWN.

0559 PM     TSTM WND GST     MELBOURNE               28.08N 80.61W
03/30/2011  M59.00 MPH       BREVARD            FL   ASOS

            KMLB AT MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT MEASURED 51 KT/58
            MPH WIND GUST.

0623 PM     TSTM WND GST     3 ESE GIFFORD           27.66N 80.36W
03/30/2011  M40.00 MPH       INDIAN RIVER       FL   MESONET

            WEATHER STATION MEASURED 35 KT/40 MPH WIND GUST.

0653 PM     TSTM WND GST     1 SSW GIFFORD           27.66N 80.42W
03/30/2011  M44.00 MPH       INDIAN RIVER       FL   ASOS

            KVRB AT VERO BEACH AIRPORT MEASURED 38 KT/44 MPH WIND
            GUST.

 
Last update 4/3/11 pg
 

USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.