Florida Keys Cold Front - February 4th, 2006
by Martin Kucera



The very first weekend of February brought the very first quite intense cold front
across the eastern part of the United States. While passing through the Florida Keys
the front lost most of it's punch but still delivered some intense weather.
Occasional yet deadly lightning, gusty winds in excess of 50 mph and very heavy
rains all could be experienced all along the island chain and much of southern Florida.

My chase brought me down to Marathon in Middle Keys to the area of the well
known Seven Mile Bridge. This spot is great for you have a perfect view of the horizon
all around you. Just before the leading edge of the front hit I adjusted my position
slightly north and it paid off. The passage of the leading edge of this system was
unbelievable. Very cold air and heavy downpours followed shortly and kept me
company on my way back north.

Over all a first great little chase of 2006. Not enough lightning with this one for my
taste but no place to complain here. See the photos bellow this short article.
severe thunderstorm lightning waterspout hail tornado
severe thunderstorm lightning waterspout hail tornado
severe thunderstorm lightning waterspout hail tornado
severe thunderstorm lightning waterspout hail tornado
severe thunderstorm lightning waterspout hail tornado
severe thunderstorm lightning waterspout hail tornado
severe thunderstorm lightning waterspout hail tornado
severe thunderstorm lightning waterspout hail tornado
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