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  1. Well that was an adventure. As I don’t live in a typical tornado area and am only a weather enthusiast I typically only lurk in these forums and just absorb all the great info that others provide. Looks like at least 4 tornadoes locally - Citrus County, Ocala (confirmed EF-0), Deland (damage pics look like EF-0), and Lake Mary/Sanford. Maybe a couple more near the coast but that stretch is the Canaveral National Seashore and no residents in that area. I will say this is pretty late in the season for tornadoes in Central Florida. Typically we see our non-tropical season from January-March. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. TOG per WESH TV crossing 417 near Sanford. .
  3. I’m in the Orlando area. Pretty sure we have a tornado in the Lake Mary area. Also had some minor roof damage and a construction trailer thrown across I-75 near Ocala according to local reports. Looks like Florida will be adding to the tornado reports from this system. .
  4. It’s interesting that almost all end with a slight NW bend instead of due North on this run. 12 Z runs should be interesting to see beyond hour 90. .
  5. The rainfall aspect of this storm hasn't been much talked about (probably in light of Harvey's astronomical totals), but we're pushing 10 inches east of Orlando and FFW states expectation of 2-4 more with this next band. Probably had as much to do with my oaks toppling as the wind. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Stepped outside my front door to figure out why water was seeping under it... gust of wind and a huge crack and down came my 50 foot live oak in my front yard. Seconds later half of the 100 year old oak in my backyard fell. Good times... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. This is the 8th hurricane I've been impacted by to some extent (Elena '85, Erin '95, Floyd '99, Charley, Frances, Jeanne '04, and Matthew '16). It's interesting how every storm has its own distinct personality. So far Irma, in my location, has been a very wet storm, occasional gusts but nothing to TS strength yet, but mostly how dark it is - thick low clouds have been constant. Curious how the evening progresses. I lost 8 trees on my property to Matthew. I got one pine leaning precariously across my driveway now. To the Central Florida posters, be safe tonight. Things aren't done yet. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Checking in from Chuluota (east of Orlando). Will report what I can while I have power. Nothing but light rain and breezes so far. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. St. Pete also has several in the downtown core, bayside, including one very tall under construction. Not sure if there are still cranes there. Also wonder about the Trop and how it would hold up to these kind of wind speeds. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Charley had a very small wind field and I-4 was kind of the dividing line between who got damage and who didn't. I was on the 'got damage' side. Oddly, Hurricane Erin in '95 is the only central Fl hurricane that really impacted the parks. Sea World didn't open day after until 2 because it took us that long to remove over 100 downed trees and shredded roofing from the ski stadium. Back to lurking... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. The local Central Florida stations have gone back to regular programming. A couple reports of trees down in the Deland area but that was it. Pretty sure if there had been more damage they would be covering it wall to wall considering the anomalous setup. Like I said when the day started, I'm almost always a lurker here because severe weather is a non-event most of the time here. But I would think since it's such a non event here, the stations would be all over any damage reports like...well, like news stations. We dodged a bullet here. Not so lucky further North. I'll head back to lurker mode now and will enjoy reading everyone's thoughts on why the storms in Florida failed to produce.
  12. If it's going over the airport, the speedway is directly adjacent.
  13. Ugh...if the Oak Hill storm is producing, it's about to get into a huge area of mobile homes on the Intracoastal.
  14. Geneva storm went about 3 miles north of me. Tremendous wind energy into the storm as it went by. Have friends in Geneva and they've all checked in as ok.
  15. The Oviedo warned storm is passing just west of me. Strobe light lightning. But I was here in 1998 and they were already reporting damage then with the first tornado, so I'm a bit skeptical that these are producing - haven't heard anything on any of the stations yet.