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Start Time: 1:20 pm EDT End Time: 1:23 pm EDT Rating: EF0 Estimated Peak Winds: 80-85 mph Path length: 0.5 miles
Start Time: 1:20 pm EDT
End Time: 1:23 pm EDT
Estimated Peak Winds: 80-85 mph
Path length: 0.5 miles
Width: 160 yards
Start Lat/Lon: 25.966 / -80.119
End Lat/Lon: 25.975 / -80.119
A waterspout initially observed just off Sunny Isles Beach around 1:14 PM moved north and briefly moved inland/made landfall in the northern half of the town of Golden Beach. The tornado moved northward at approximately 10 mph along the ocean side of Ocean Boulevard/Highway A1A from the 400 block of Ocean Boulevard to near County Line Road. Damage consisted primarily of numerous broken/snapped tree branches, including to a large Sea Grape tree, a couple of newly-planted trees toppled, several damaged/twisted metal gates, and tossed lawn/patio furniture. Some of the debris ended up in the adjacent Atlantic Ocean. Most of the damage was confined to ocean-facing homes and properties. One home had water blown in through a set of sliding glass doors due to the force of the wind. This damage is mainly consistent with EF-0 intensity, although one or two spots could have experienced winds close to the EF-1 threshold (80-85 mph). No injuries were reported. NWS Miami thanks Golden Beach PD for their assistance in providing detailed damage and timing information and pictures, as well as our media partners for providing videos and pictures of the waterspout/tornado and associated damage.
For reference: Golden Beach is in the northeast corner of Miami-Dade County.
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