A sudden storm dumped seven to nine inches of rain, causing electrical outages and massive traffic jams in Miami. Meteorologist expect the stormy weather to return to South Florida on Saturday afternoon. - 10:08 AM ET
via MiamiHerald.com - Miami & Ft. Lauderdale News, Weather, Dolphins & More.
storms, which could pack hail and winds, are expected to follow similar paths of yesterday’s showers.
On Friday, afternoon downpours dumped more than nine inches over Miami Beach in only five hours, causing flooding, power outages and massive traffic jams during rush hour.
The South Florida storm hit at the height of Friday’s rush hour, accompanied with hail the size of ping pong balls, wicked lightning strikes, crashing thunder and winds topping 60 mph.
Just six months after a $500 million renovation, The Fontainebleau was left with an eight-foot hole in its lobby ceiling and ankle-deep water in its night club.
”We love Miami,” said displacd guest Mark Pavlat. “This was just a freak of nature.”
Really, Mark? This looks an awful lot like the projections of extreme weather brought on by global warming to me. That is no freak of nature - it’s a consequence of burning fossil fuels.