Friday, April 20, 2012

Vero Beach Squall

We decided to stay at Vero Beach, FL on their mooring balls until this next frontal system moves through. Today, a day before the real front is due, we had a warm up with a thunderstorm, hail storm, squall packing 50 knot winds. Here is a 2 minute video of the event. The storm lasted 20 minutes....
Video of Squall
Watch below or on YouTube here
Added NOTE: April 21, 2012
Vero Beach Papers reports that a tornado touched down just south of the bridge, about 1/4 mile south of where this video was shot. Winds peaked out and were reported at the bridge of 92 MPH! This must have been the outflow from that storm.

Also marina people and other cruisers are reporting that they all say 50-55 knots of wind, so our wind meter is not too far off.

Cutter Loose recorded 50 knots as well.


Greg K said...

Ah Cocktail Hour!

Collect Mother Natures Ice Balls and fire up a Gin & Tonic or one of your famous Island Sprit Rum & Pineapple.

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Desert Pirate said...

Hello, I have enjoyed your posts from the Bahamas and your latest Vero Beach video is quite interesting. I haven't come across what year your IP 35 is, if I may ask, and also, how well do you like the fairly low wheel on your model? I have been told the top of the wheel is only 32" off the cockpit floor, which seems a little low to me. As you might could tell, I am seriously considering an IP and would just like to learn all I can about them. Any comments would be appreciated. Jon