Florida: Tornado Warning Issued After Waterspout Near Ponte Vedra Beach

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
August 22, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A tornado warning was issued by the National Weather Service in Jacksonville, Florida after a waterspout was spotted moving near Ponte Vedra Beach–but it appears that the warning has expired with no tornado.

A special marine warning was issued soon after the first warning but has expired as well. The special warning was for a line of thunderstorms that is moving north along a line extending from northeast of Villano Beach to south of Jacksonville Beach.

The thunderstorms can produce sudden waterspouts, according to the service. This special marine warning was for the coastal waters from Fernandina Beach to St. Augustine and is through 2 p.m. 

The original waterspout was moving west near the south of the Ponte Vedra Beach and has the potential to move onto land “at any time,” according to the service.

 

The tornado warning was for northern St. John’s County and southeastern Duval County, both in northeast Florida.

The warning was in effect until 12:45 p.m. and was issued at 12:09 p.m.

Other locations included in the warning: Guana River State Park, World Golf Village, Nocatee, Durbin, Bayard, and Fruit Cove.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.