Florida waterspout becomes tornado after hits beach

A strong waterspout on South Florida coast, moved onshore and transitioned into a tornado on the beach, causing damage to the immediate shoreline.

The waterspout was first spotted offshore of Sunny Isles Beach, a barrier island that sits just east-southeast of Aventura, Florida. The waterspout at 1:14 p.m. was moving to the north-northwest.

The strong waterspout moved onshore over Golden Beach, Florida around 1:20 p.m. on Wednesday, moving north along Route A1A. The tornado lasted for about three minutes over land, causing damage to some trees, fencing, and a building.

The tornado had maximum estimated winds between 80-85 miles per hour, lasted for about a half-mile, and was about 160 yards wide at its widest extent.

Source: https://www.weathernationtv.com/news/florida-waterspout-hits-beach-becomes-tornado/

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