POST STORM DAMAGE SURVEYS & SUMMARIES
Local NWS offices have the responsibility of surveying sites which experience significant weather related damage. The survey team is usually lead by the Warning Coordination Meteorologist (WCM) and often includes one or more staff meteorologists. The team determines the type of damage (i.e. straight-line wind, microburst, tornado) based on the pattern of debris, and the most likely peak wind speed associated with the storm. In the case of a tornado, the touchdown location is identified, as well as the length and width of track, and the strength based on the Fujita scale (F0 -weakest to F5 - strongest). Beginning in February of 2007, a new "Enhanced Fujita Scale" came into usage. Below are some pictures from recent surveys. If you witness storm damage, either as it is occurring or afterwards, we are interested in your report. Please contact us via telephone (321-255-0212), US Mail (421 Croton Road Melbourne, FL 32935), or by email .
If you are looking for specific spotter reports of storms or storm damage, visit the Local Storm Report Archive at the Southeast Regional Climate Center.
|March 29, 2014||EF0 Lake Mary Jane Tornado|
|February 12, 2014||Cold Front brings severe winds and hail to East Central Florida|
|January 9, 2014||Severe storm produces wind damage in Hobe Sound|
|June 6, 2013||Tropical Storm Andrea brings heavy rainfall|
|April 14, 2013||EF0 Tornadoes strike Viera/Rockledge and Cocoa|
|March 24, 2013||Severe storms track across Lake, Orange and Brevard|
|December 10, 2012||Edgewater Tornado|
|October 26-27, 2012||Hurricane Sandy|
|August 25-27, 2012||Tropical Storm Isaac|
|June 23-27, 2012||Tropical Storm Debby|
|October 29, 2011||EF0 Hobe Sound Tornado|
|October 18, 2011||EF0 Tornadoes hit Vero Beach and Indiantown|
|October 7-10, 2011||Flooding Rain and High Wind Event|
|August 25-26, 2011||Hurricane Irene passes offshore from East Central Florida|
|March 30, 2011||Widespread wind damage from squall line|
|January 25, 2011||Severe storms bring wind damage|
|December 2010||Coldest December on record across East Central Florida|
|March 28, 2010||EF0 Tornado Brevard County|
|February 24, 2010||Severe Storms with Large Hail - Martin and southeast St. Lucie counties|
|January 21-22, 2010||Tornado and Wind Damage from Squall Line|
|January 2-13, 2010||Record Cold, Freeze and Sleet across East Central Florida|
|July 24, 2009||Ormond Beach and Port Orange Tornadoes|
|July 15, 2009||Orange County Tornado.|
|May 19, 2009||Casselberry Tornado.|
|May 18-24, 2009||Flooding and record rainfall across Volusia county and Lake George Boating Tragedy.|
|April 14, 2009||Squall Line brings severe weather to east-central Florida.|
|August 18-22, 2008||Tropical Storm Fay causes tornadoes, dumps record amounts of rainfall on east-central Florida...|
|March 6, 2008||
Stuart/Whitham Field Downburst --gust 97 mph.
|February 12, 2008||EF0 tornado developed along the coast between Melbourne/Palm Bay and Satellite Beach around 2:00 PM.|
|September 20, 2007||Eustis Tornado|
|June 1-2, 2007||Tropical Storm Barry area summary.|
|February 2, 2007||The Groundhog Day Tornado Outbreak of 2007. (Preliminary Survey)|
|December 25, 2006||The Christmas Day Tornado Outbreak of 2006. (Preliminary Survey)|
|November 7, 2006||The Election Day Tornadoes of 2006|
|August 28-31, 2006||Tropical Storm Ernesto passes through the area.|
|April 27, 2006||Port St. John Wildfire|
|October 23-24, 2005||Hurricane Wilma
slashes through Martin County and affects much of east-central Florida with tornadoes, wind, and flooding.
|September 8-9, 2005||Hurricane Ophelia
lingers offshore the Space Coast.
|August 24, 2005||Hurricane Katrina
brushes the area.
|August 4, 2005||Winter Garden storm|
|February 27, 2005||F-1 Tornado in Palm Bay|
|September 26, 2004||Hurricane Jeanne in east-central Florida.
Preliminary Summary Report for Hurricane Jeanne
Selected Radar Images of Jeanne's Passage through central Florida, and much more...
|September 4-5, 2004||Hurricane Frances in east-central Florida.
Preliminary Summary Report for Hurricane Frances
Selected Radar Images of Frances' Passage through central Florida, and much more...
|August 13, 2004||Hurricane Charley in east-central Florida.
Preliminary Summary Report for Hurricane Charley
Selected Radar Images of Charley's Passage through central Florida, and much more...
|August 4, 2004||F0 Tornado in Canova Beach|
|June 4, 2004||Wind Damage in LaGrange|
|April 27, 2004||Microburst in Melbourne|
|April 8, 2004||Hail & Wind Storms hit Central Florida|
|September 20, 2003||Deadly Lightning Storm|
|August 6, 2003||Rockledge Waterspout--Weak Tornado|
|August 1, 2003||Okeechobee Storm|
|March 19, 2003||Deltona Storm|
|January 24, 2003||Cold & Flurries|
|December 13, 2002||Wabasso Tornado|
|November 16, 2002||West Melbourne Microburst|
|September 4, 2002||Tropical Storm Edouard Summary|
|August 27, 2002||Port St. Lucie Microburst|
|Ft. Pierce F0 Tornado/Landspout|
|Tropical Storm Gabrielle/Brevard County Tornado|
|Indian River County/Sebastian Tornado|
|Osceola County F0 Tornado|
|Volusia County Macroburst/Tornado Survey|
|Leesburg Convective Wind Storm|
|Hurricane Irene Summary|
|Hurricane Floyd Summary|
|Summer 1998||Record Heat Wave|
|Central Florida Tornado Outbreak
On February 22, 1998, a massive and powerful weather system approached central Florida from the northwest and Gulf of Mexico. Later that night, thunderstorms associated with this storm system spawned three tornado-producing supercells, and we've all seen the tragic results.
|St. Cloud (Lake Toho) Tornado|
|Lake Washington (Melbourne) Tornado|
|New Smyrna Beach Tornado|
|KSC Microburst Survey|
|October 7, 1996||Edgewater Tornado Survey|
|May 12, 1996||Okeechobee Tornado|
|March 31, 1996||Indian River County Hailstorm|
|March 30, 1996||Severe Weather Outbreak & Cape Canaveral Tornado|
|Possible Volusia County Tornado|
|August 2, 1995||Hurricane Erin|
|November 15, 1994||Tropical Storm Gordon--Barefoot Bay Tornado|
|Early to mid 90s WSR-88D Hits||Early to mid 90s WSR-88D Hits|
|March 12-13, 1993||March 12-13, 1993 ("Storm of the Century")|
|March 6 & 25, 1992||March 6 & 25, 1992 Hailstorms|