High Wind, Hail Pound Western Broward

MIAMI (CBS4) – Residents of western Miramar and Pembroke Pines had to run for cover after a severe thunderstorm cell pelted them with hail.

Just after 3:30 p.m. the National Weather Service tracked a severe thunderstorm, capable of producing large hail and winds with gusts in excess of 60 mph, as moved in a northwesterly direction over western Miramar and Pembroke Pines.

They issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the area, anticipating it could drop ping pong ball sized hail and damaging wind.

A NWS employee reported pea sized hail falling at the intersection of the Florida Turnpike and I-75 with larger hail likely between Okeechobee Road and I-75.

At 4 p.m. the storm was moving to the northeast over Pembroke Pines and Southwest Ranches at 15 mph.

Damage reports, including trees down to glass damaged by hail, came in from western Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Sunrise, Weston and Davie.  Additionally, Florida Power and Light reported that approximately 5,700 customers throughout Broward lost power during the thunderstorms.

Slideshow: Rain & Hail Pound Western Broward

During South Florida’s stormy rainy season, severe thunderstorms can produce winds in excess of 60 mph, large hail, deadly lightning and very heavy rainfall. If an alert or warning is issued, the NWS urges everyone to stay inside and away from windows until the storm has passed.

 

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  1. Daniel says:

    I just took this pic 30 min ago , tornado cloud had baseball like hail with incredible wind force. All vehicles going north and south bound through I-75 were taking cover under all the over paths. There were at least 100 vehicles trying to take cover. Call me 3058967650 Daniel Perez I took this pic and allow u to use it. http://i55.tinypic.com/33ldzwm.jpg

  2. PHIL GAINES FORKLIFT says:

    if you dont like the weather in Florida, wait 15 minutes.

  3. LEYDA says:

    NOT IN PEMBROKE PINES SUPERWEST SIDE. IT IS VERY DARK BUT NOTHING SO FAR. I LIVE ON 208TH AND PINES.

  4. ED FOUTS says:

    I LIVE ON 178 JUST NORTH OF PINES BLVD THE HAIL TRASH MY BACK YARD
    COMING FROM THE SOUTH MY BACK YARD FACES I RAN OUT TO GET MY BIRD OFF THE BACK PATIO THE HAIL GOLF BALL SIZE BEAT THE HE// OUT OF ME. AND THE WIND WAS LIKE HURRICANE FORCE. BROKEN TREES EVERY WHERE IT LOOKED ALMOST LIKE HURRICANE WILMA PASSED AGAIN.
    NEVER SEEN HAIL THIS BIG HERE I,AM ON A BIG LAKE AND THE HAIL HITTING
    THE WATER WAS UNREAL LIKE THOUSANDS OF BIG ROCKS HITTING THE WATER.

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