South Florida Man Drives By Tornado In Pompano Beach, Captures It All On His Dashcam
If you were lucky enough to have slept through the severe weather that descended upon South Florida early Tuesday, one man has posted a video that will make you feel like you were in the middle of the action—black skies, torrential rain, blustering winds and all.
A driver on the road in Pompano Tuesday morning posted video of one of three tornadoes confirmed to have touched down in Broward and Miami-Dade counties that day.
Anthony Ciarrocchi captured the scary scene on his car's dashcam, seemingly unaware of the actual tornado rolling through.
"Did not even see it off to my right. Rain was bad…," the caption posted with the YouTube video reads.
The National Weather Service in Miami concluded the tornado that touched down in Pompano Beach around 7:15 a.m. was an EF-1, which can produce winds from 86 to 110 mph. (Take a look at its path here.)
In the clip, Ciarrocchi, who posted the video to his Facebook and YouTube accounts that same morning, curses up a storm. He appears frustrated with the drivers around him and mistakenly calls the weather phenomenon a hurricane.
Skip to 2:05 to watch as a very clear spiral develops in the skies off on the right hand side of the screen. Then find out what it looks like to drive through the storm, which produced winds estimated at 90 to 95 mph. (Hint: Expect trees bending at angles you didn't know were possible and objects flying through the sky.)
Warning: This video contains graphic language.