Funnel Cloud Spotted Over Indian Harbour Beach
By Michael Moore II // April 28, 2013
VIDEO BY MICHAEL MOORE II
BREVARD COUNTY • INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH, FLORIDA – A series of funnel clouds were spotted over Indian Harbour Beach in Southern Brevard County this afternoon.
The funnel clouds never touched down and lasted less than 10 minutes from start to finish.
Due to favorable atmospheric conditions the National Weather Service office in Melbourne issued a Special Weather Statement advising to watch for waterspouts and or landspout tornadoes this afternoon.
Special Weather Statement:
Funnel clouds possible over southeastern Brevard County, northeastern Indian River County.
At 2:41 p.m, the NWS received a report of a funnel cloud over Indian Harbour Beach about a mile north of the Eau Gallie Causeway. Doppler Radar detected a line of showers from Indian Harbour Beach to Vero Beach that may generate additional funnel clouds and strong wind gusts as they move northwest around 20 mph.
Locations in the path of the storm which may experience gusty winds and funnel clouds include Melbourne Beach and Sebastian Inlet State Park.
Local atmospheric conditions are favorable for landspout formation. A landspout is a tornado of very short duration and winds generally less than 60 mph which can cause minor damage and injuries in its direct path. If this trend continues, a tornado warning may be issued.