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South Florida Tornadoes Traveled More Than 3 Miles, Preliminary Paths Released By NWS Show

The National Weather Service in Miami has released images showing the preliminary paths of two of three confirmed tornadoes that ripped through South Florida on Tuesday morning

An EF-1 tornado that touched down in Pompano Beach at about 7:10 a.m. traveled about three miles. The discontinuous path started at Northwest 14th Street, just west of North Dixie Highway. (Image above.)

According to the NWS, it then traveled across parts of the Pompano Beach Airpark Property, Pompano Beach Golf Course and Citi Centre and crossed U.S. 1 near Copans Road and into Lighthouse Point. End time was recorded as 7:16 a.m. 

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Another EF-1 tornado touched down in Miami-Dade County at 7:41 a.m. near Sun Life Stadium. In a discontinuous path that was nearly four miles, it affected areas between Northeast 191 Street and Ives Dairy Road, from Northwest 8th Avenue to Northeast 23rd Avenue, according to the organization. 

The NWS suspects the tornado—"or at least the parent circulation"—crossed Interstate 95 just south of Ives Dairy Road. End time was recorded as 7:59 a.m. 

This morning, the NWS confirmed a third tornado touched down in the Davie area on Tuesday around 7:05 a.m. The EF-0 began west-northwest of Southwest Ranches and lifted near Plantation at 7:18 a.m., traveling about six or seven miles. Winds were estimated to be about 80 mph, based on the damage. 

(Images via Facebook/US National Weather Service Miami Florida)