Election Day Tornadoes
November 7, 2006

 


Synopsis:

On Tuesday afternoon, a small-scale area of low pressure, referred to as a "mesolow", formed over the Gulf of Mexico along a cold front which was moving into central Florida. This center of this feature was accompanied by a small band of showers and lightning storms as it moved onshore the west coast near the mouth of Tampa Bay. After pushing onshore, these storms then moved rapidly northeast at 35 to 40 mph across Pinellas, Hillsborough and Polk counties of western Florida, before crossing the Kissimmee River into northwestern Osceola county of east central Florida. With the "mesolow" feature acting to enhance low level wind shear and helicity, a condition which favors storms to acquire rotation, significant rotation was noted on doppler radar as the storms approached the Kissimmee area shortly after 5:30 pm. Hence, a tornado warning was issued for northwest Osceola and southern Orange counties at 5:36 pm. Over the next half hour the rotation within these storms weakened significantly as they crossed into southern and eastern Orange county. However, shortly before 6:00 pm, another cluster of storms developed rapidly over northwestern Orange county near Windermere and began to show signs of significant rotation. As these storms crossed over into Seminole county, a second tornado warning was issued at 6:09 pm.

 
           
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FLUS42 KMLB 071115
HWOMLB

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE MELBOURNE FL
600 AM EST MON NOV 7 2005

AMZ550-555-570-575-FLZ041-044>047-053-054-058-059-064-141-144-147-
072100-
COASTAL VOLUSIA-COCOA BEACH TO JUPITER INLET 20 NM TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
COCOA BEACH TO JUPITER INLET OUT TO 20 NM-
FLAGLER BEACH TO COCOA BEACH 20 NM TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
FLAGLER BEACH TO COCOA BEACH OUT TO 20 NM-INDIAN RIVER-
INLAND VOLUSIA-MARTIN-NORTHERN BREVARD-NORTHERN LAKE-OKEECHOBEE-
ORANGE-OSCEOLA-SEMINOLE-SOUTHERN BREVARD-SOUTHERN LAKE-ST. LUCIE-
600 AM EST MON NOV 7 2005

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...

...RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
THERE REMAINS A MODERATE THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS AT AREA BEACHES
TODAY DURING THE OUTGOING TIDE THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY
EVENING. CHECK WITH THE LOCAL BEACH PATROL FOR ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION...AND ALWAYS SWIM WITHIN SIGHT OF A LIFEGUARD.

...RIVER FLOOD IMPACT...
THE SAINT JOHNS RIVER NEAR LAKE HARNEY CONTINUES TO SLOWLY FALL
TOWARD MINOR FLOOD STAGE OF 9.0 FEET...BUT IS STILL CRESTING A
LITTLE ABOVE THE 6.0 FOOT FLOOD STAGE AT SANFORD. WATER LEVELS
SHOULD DIP BELOW 9.0 FEET TONIGHT AT LAKE HARNEY...AND SLOWLY FALL
BACK BELOW 6.0 FEET AT SANFORD BY MID WEEK.


.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...
HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY.

 


FPUS72 KMLB 072044
NOWMLB

SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
345 PM EST TUE NOV 7 2006

AMZ550-555-570-575-FLZ041-044>047-053-054-058-059-064-141-144-147-
072245-
COASTAL VOLUSIA-COCOA BEACH TO JUPITER INLET 20 NM TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
COCOA BEACH TO JUPITER INLET OUT TO 20 NM-
FLAGLER BEACH TO COCOA BEACH 20 NM TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
FLAGLER BEACH TO COCOA BEACH OUT TO 20 NM-INDIAN RIVER-
INLAND VOLUSIA-MARTIN-NORTHERN BREVARD-NORTHERN LAKE-OKEECHOBEE-
ORANGE-OSCEOLA-SEMINOLE-SOUTHERN BREVARD-SOUTHERN LAKE-ST. LUCIE-
345 PM EST TUE NOV 7 2006

.NOW...
THROUGH 6 PM...A LARGE AREA OF LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN WITH EMBEDDED
HEAVIER DOWNPOURS WILL MOVE NORTHEAST AT 25 TO 30 MPH ACROSS AREAS
NEAR AND NORTHWEST OF THE INTERSTATE FOUR CORRIDOR. THE ACTIVITY WILL
LIKELY PRODUCE WIDESPREAD RAINFALL AMOUNTS RANGING FROM ONE TENTH TO
ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS BETWEEN ONE HALF
AND ONE INCH IN A FEW LOCATIONS.

A FEW CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING STRIKES AND WIND GUSTS TO AROUND 30
MPH MAY ALSO ACCOMPANY THE MOST INTENSE ACTIVITY.
$$

CRISTALDI

WWUS82 KMLB 072224
SPSMLB

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
522 PM EST TUE NOV 7 2006

FLZ045-053-072300-
ORANGE-OSCEOLA-
522 PM EST TUE NOV 7 2006

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE FUNNEL CLOUDS AND STRONG WINDS
OVER NORTHERN OSCEOLA AND WESTERN AND SOUTHERN ORANGE COUNTIES...

AT 521 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
STRONG STORM OVER INTERCESSION CITY...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

LOCATIONS IN THE PATH OF THIS STRONG STORM INCLUDE KISSIMMEE...SAINT
CLOUD...AND SOUTH ORLANDO.

ANOTHER STRONG STORM WAS MOVING INTO THE DISNEY AND ATTRACTIONS
AREAS OF WESTERN ORANGE COUNTY.

THE PRIMARY THREATS WILL BE GUSTY WINDS OF 45 TO 55 MPH...WHICH CAN
CAUSE UNSECURED OBJECTS TO BLOW AROUND...SNAP TREE LIMBS OR CAUSE
POWER OUTAGES. HEAVY RAINFALL WILL TEMPORARILY REDUCE VISIBILITY.
SEEK SHELTER INDOORS UNTIL THE STORM PASSES. FUNNEL CLOUDS WILL ALSO
BE POSSIBLE.

$$
CRISTALDI

 


 

WFUS52 KMLB 072242 CCA
TORMLB
FLC095-097-072300-
/O.COR.KMLB.TO.W.0009.061107T2236Z-061107T2300Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING...CORRECTED...ADD OSCEOLA COUNTY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
536 PM EST TUE NOV 7 2006

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
  SOUTH CENTRAL ORANGE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...BUENA
  VENTURA LAKES
  NORTHWESTERN OSCEOLA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...WEST LAKE TOHO...KISSIMMEE...EAST
  LAKE TOHO

* UNTIL 600 PM EST

* AT 535 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
  SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR CAMPBELL...
  OR ABOUT NEAR KISSIMMEE...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

* THE TORNADO IS WILL BE NEAR...
  EAST LAKE TOHO AND BUENA VENTURA LAKES BY 545 PM EST
  ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT BY 555 PM EST
  7 MILES WEST OF LAKE MARY JANE BY 600 PM EST

IN ADDITION TO THE TORNADO...THIS STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING 
DESTRUCTIVE STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A STRONG BUILDING ON
THE LOWEST FLOOR...IN AN INTERIOR ROOM SUCH AS A BATHROOM OR CLOSET.
KEEP AWAY FROM WINDOWS. GET UNDER A WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF
STURDY FURNITURE. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO COVER YOUR BODY.

EVACUATE MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES FOR MORE SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO
SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW
SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS. ABANDON YOUR VEHICLE IF THE
TORNADO IS NEARBY.

LAT...LON 2828 8154 2818 8143 2839 8105 2857 8120

WWUS52 KMLB 072300
SVSMLB

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
557 PM EST TUE NOV 7 2006

FLC095-097-072307-
/O.EXP.KMLB.TO.W.0009.000000T0000Z-061107T2300Z/
OSCEOLA FL-ORANGE FL-
557 PM EST TUE NOV 7 2006

...THE TORNADO WARNING FOR SOUTH CENTRAL ORANGE AND NORTHWESTERN
OSCEOLA COUNTIES EXPIRES AT 600 PM EST...

THE TORNADO WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 600 PM. HOWEVER...THESE
THUNDERSTORMS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE DAMAGING WINDS AND
ADDITIONAL TORNADOES...MAINLY ACROSS NORTHERN PORTIONS OF ORLANDO.

LAT...LON 2828 8154 2818 8143 2839 8105 2857 8120


WWUS82 KMLB 072302
SPSMLB

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
602 PM EST TUE NOV 7 2006

FLZ045-072345-
ORANGE-
602 PM EST TUE NOV 7 2006

...FUNNEL CLOUDS POSSIBLE OVER CENTRAL ORANGE COUNTY...

AT 557 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
STORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING FUNNEL CLOUDS AND STRONG WIND GUSTS OVER
50 MPH NEAR FAIRVIEW SHORES...MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH.

LOCATIONS IN THE PATH OF THE STORM WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE GUSTY WINDS
AND FUNNEL CLOUDS INCLUDE UNION PARK.

FUNNEL CLOUDS CAN OCCASIONALLY TOUCH DOWN AND PRODUCE BRIEF...SMALL
TORNADOES. MOVE INDOORS AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.


WWUS82 KMLB 072307
SPSMLB

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
605 PM EST TUE NOV 7 2006

FLZ045-053-072345-
ORANGE-OSCEOLA-
605 PM EST TUE NOV 7 2006

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS AFFECTING SOUTHEASTERN ORANGE COUNTY...NORTH
CENTRAL OSCEOLA COUNTY CAPABLE OF PRODUCING TORNADOES...

AT 604 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
STRONG STORM NORTH OF NARCOOSSEE...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

LOCATIONS IN THE PATH OF THIS STRONG STORM INCLUDE LAKE MARY JANE.

THE PRIMARY THREAT WILL BE CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING STRIKES AND
GUSTY WINDS OF 45 TO 55 MPH...WHICH CAN CAUSE UNSECURED OBJECTS TO
BLOW AROUND...SNAP TREE LIMBS OR CAUSE POWER OUTAGES. THE STORM IS
ALSO CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A BRIEF FUNNEL CLOUD OR TORNADO. HEAVY
RAINFALL WILL TEMPORARILY REDUCE VISIBILITY. SEEK SHELTER INDOORS
UNTIL THE STORM PASSES.

$$

WFUS52 KMLB 072308
TORMLB
FLC117-080000-
/O.NEW.KMLB.TO.W.0010.061107T2309Z-061108T0000Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
609 PM EST TUE NOV 7 2006

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
  SOUTHERN SEMINOLE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...WINTER SPRINGS...OVIEDO...LONGWOOD...
  LAKE JESSUP...CASSELBERRY...GOLDENROD

* UNTIL 700 PM EST

* AT 607 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
  SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR
  GOLDENROD...MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH.

* THE TORNADO IS WILL BE NEAR...
  OVIEDO AND LAKE JESSUP BY 615 PM EST

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A STRONG BUILDING ON
THE LOWEST FLOOR...IN AN INTERIOR ROOM SUCH AS A BATHROOM OR CLOSET.
KEEP AWAY FROM WINDOWS. GET UNDER A WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF
STURDY FURNITURE. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO COVER YOUR BODY.

EVACUATE MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES FOR MORE SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO
SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW
SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS. ABANDON YOUR VEHICLE IF THE
TORNADO IS NEARBY.

LAT...LON 2869 8139 2858 8132 2861 8105 2875 8120

WWUS52 KMLB 072326
SVSMLB

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
624 PM EST TUE NOV 7 2006

FLC117-080000-
/O.CON.KMLB.TO.W.0010.000000T0000Z-061108T0000Z/
SEMINOLE FL-
624 PM EST TUE NOV 7 2006

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 700 PM EST FOR SOUTHERN
SEMINOLE COUNTY...

AT 621 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO
INDICATE A TORNADO.  THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR OVIEDO...MOVING
EAST-NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.  THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM...AND HAS THE
POTENTIAL TO MOVE INTO SOUTH VOLUSIA COUNTY AROUND LAKE HARNEY.

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A
WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS
AVAILABLE...SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN
INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO
COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE
NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

LAT...LON 2869 8139 2858 8132 2861 8105 2875 8120


WFUS52 KMLB 072337
TORMLB
FLC127-080015-
/O.NEW.KMLB.TO.W.0011.061107T2337Z-061108T0015Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
637 PM EST TUE NOV 7 2006

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
  SOUTHEASTERN VOLUSIA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...PONCE INLET...OSTEEN...OAK HILL...NEW
  SMYRNA BEACH...MAYTOWN...EDGEWATER

* UNTIL 715 PM EST

* AT 634 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
  SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR OSTEEN...OR
  ABOUT NEAR GENEVA...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

* THE TORNADO IS WILL BE NEAR...
  EDGEWATER AND OAK HILL BY 655 PM EST
  BETHUNE BEACH...ELDORA...APOLLO BEACH AND 7 MILES SOUTHEAST OF NEW
  SMYRNA BEACH BY 700 PM EST

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A STRONG BUILDING ON
THE LOWEST FLOOR...IN AN INTERIOR ROOM SUCH AS A BATHROOM OR CLOSET.
KEEP AWAY FROM WINDOWS. GET UNDER A WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF
STURDY FURNITURE. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO COVER YOUR BODY.

EVACUATE MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES FOR MORE SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO
SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW
SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS. ABANDON YOUR VEHICLE IF THE
TORNADO IS NEARBY.

LAT...LON 2883 8125 2870 8102 2888 8078 2911 8094


NWUS52 KMLB 072346
LSRMLB

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
646 PM EST TUE NOV 07 2006

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

0631 PM     TORNADO          2 W OVIEDO              28.66N 81.21W
11/07/2006                   SEMINOLE           FL   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            SEMINOLE COUNTY FIRE DISPATCH REPORTED SEVERAL ROOFS
            DAMAGED / REMOVED NEAR 417/426. DAMAGE APPEARS TO BE
            ALONG A TRACK, POSSIBLY FROM A TORNADO.

&&

$$

JRC

WWUS52 KMLB 072351
SVSMLB

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
651 PM EST TUE NOV 7 2006

FLC117-080001-
/O.EXP.KMLB.TO.W.0010.000000T0000Z-061108T0000Z/
SEMINOLE FL-
651 PM EST TUE NOV 7 2006

...THE TORNADO WARNING FOR SOUTHERN SEMINOLE COUNTY WILL EXPIRE AT
700 PM EST...

LAT...LON 2869 8139 2858 8132 2861 8105 2875 8120

$$


NWUS52 KMLB 072352
LSRMLB

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
652 PM EST TUE NOV 07 2006

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

0630 PM     TORNADO          OVIEDO                  28.66N 81.18W
11/07/2006                   SEMINOLE           FL   PUBLIC         

            PUBLIC REPORT OF DEBRIS IN THE AIR AND LOUD ROAR OF WIND
            NEAR ALAFAYA TRAIL AND MITCHELL HAMMOCK IN OVIEDO.

&&

$$

JRC

NWUS52 KMLB 072357
LSRMLB

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
656 PM EST TUE NOV 07 2006

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

0625 PM     TORNADO          OVIEDO                  28.66N 81.18W
11/07/2006                   SEMINOLE           FL   BROADCAST MEDIA

            NEWS CHANNEL 13 REPORTED STRONG WINDS AND BLOWN
            TRANSFORMERS AT RED BUG LAKE RD. AND 417 IN OVIEDO.

&&

$$

JRC
Damage Photos:  

F1 damage to home in Seminole County

F0 damage to home in Seminole County

F0 damage to warehouse in Seminole County

Debris beyond track.

F1 damage to home in Seminole County

F0 damage to home in Seminole County

F1 damage to home in Seminole County

Damaged interior of home in Seminole County

Completely demolished mobile home (unsecured) in Seminole County

Path through a brick wall in Seminole County.

F0 damage to apartment building in Orange County.

Tree uprooted by wind in Orange County (near overturned truck)

Twisted tree in Seminole County

Truck overturned by wind in Orange County

F0 damage to home in Orange County

F0 damage to apartment building in Orange County.

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