Squall Line Thunderstorms January 11, 2014
On Saturday January 11, 2014, a line of thunderstorms pushed through southeast Georgia and northeast Florida. Widespread showers and scattered embedded thunderstorms moved through the forecast region. No tornadoes were reported, but a tornado warning was issued shortly after 230 pm for the Suwannee Valley area in the mid-afternoon as a strong thunderstorm developed.
Numerous reports of strong winds were received from area observations generally in the 40 to 55 mph range. The highest report received, in a severe thunderstorm, was 62 mph measured at the Lake City municipal airport. Rainfall reports were generally half an inch to just over 1 inch. There was a west to east stripe of heavier rainfall associated with squall line across the Suwannee Valley area where reports of 2.5 inches were received. See the 24 hour precipitation graphic below. An NWS JAX radar loop from the event shown below (best viewed in Internet Explorer):