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Overnight Tornado Causes Damage Near Miami

14 Mar 2017, 3:04 pm

An overnight tornado brought down trees in Broward County, Florida as a string of strong storms rumbled through southern portions of the Sunshine State.

The National Weather Service in Miami, Florida confirmed than an EF-1 tornado touched down near Plantation during the early morning hours on Tuesday, mostly bringing down trees but also damaging cars as well. Nobody was injured in the twister.

The rating estimated the tornado’s top wind speeds to be at 95 miles-per-hour (MPH), tearing through nearly five miles of terrain before lifting near central Plantation.

Two other EF-1 tornadoes took place late Monday night in southwest Florida in association with the same line of severe storms as well, causing minor damage in Charlotte County. Neither tornado caused any injuries and both were extremely short-lived, both lasting a minute or less.

Severe weather, however, appears to be a non-factor for most of the country for the upcoming week, thanks to a cooler pattern for much of the eastern half of the country. Through March 7th, 302 confirmed tornadoes had touched down nationwide, making it one of the busiest starts to severe weather season in recent years.

Also, for south Florida, the week ahead looks to be a beautiful one, with comfortable temperatures and plenty of sunshine. 

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi

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