Melbourne Tropical Storm Gordon Page 
November 15, 1994

Tropical Storm Gordon affected east central Florida from November 13 through 18th 1994 causing a killer tornado and flooding rainfall that lead to several deaths.
Here are reflectivity and velocity (storm-relative) loops (large files) of the "Barefoot Bay" tornado. 

National Hurricane Center Summary of Tropical Storm Gordon

zoomed out radar image of Tropical Storm Gordon 

The center of Gordon is north of Key West, but rainbands well removed from the center spawned a killer tornado in Brevard County at Barefoot Bay.

storm relative velocity image of Barefoot Bay tornado

SRM alternate enhancement of Barefoot Bay Tornado

The Barefoot Bay Mesocyclone:
This storm produced a short-lived F2 tornado as it moved onshore. The tornado devastated the town of Barefoot Bay; killing one man.

Iron Bend SRM couplet 

The Iron Bend Mesocyclone:
This storm produced a short-lived F0 tornado over South Volusia County. This storm is a text-book example of a mesocyclonic couplet.


track of tropical storm Gordon  

Best track positions of Tropical Cyclone Gordon. The arrow indicates the approximate position of Gordon during the time of the tornadoes across east-central Florida. The letters "M", "S", and "W" signify the cities of Melbourne, Sarasota, and Key West. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.