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Two Tornadoes Confirmed in South Florida From Saturday

29 Oct 2017, 2:27 pm

A pair of tornadoes connected to Tropical Storm Philippe were confirmed to have touched down in south Florida on Saturday, the National Weather Service said after conducting storm surveys on Sunday.

Two EF-0 tornadoes touched down in south Florida on Saturday, causing damage to several homes in Boynton Beach, according to WeatherNation affiliate WPEC in West Palm Beach. Another tornado was confirmed to have touched down in West Palm Beach, and a possible third brief tornado took place in another part of West Palm Beach, although that hadn’t been officially confirmed as of Sunday afternoon.

Wind speeds with both tornadoes were estimated to be in the 75-to-80 mile-per-hour (MPH) range, according to the National Weather Service’s Miami office. Short, brief but sometimes damaging tornadoes are common with tropical cyclones.

Philippe is starting to transition to a post-tropical cyclone and the bulk of the storm’s energy will remain offshor e, reducing the near-term severe weather and overall tornado threat, but strong winds and flooding rain are major hazards from the storm along the East Coast into Monday.

For more images and information on Saturday’s tornadoes, here’s more.

Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on Philippe.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi

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