This was issued 20 minutes after the Tampa AFD. HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL 550 PM EDT SAT OCT 22 2005 (edited~danielw)
...TORNADO IMPACTS... LATE SEASON TROPICAL CYCLONES APPROACHING FLORIDA FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO HAVE A GREATER RISK OF PRODUCING STRONG TORNADOES ESPECIALLY WHEN INTERACTING WITH FRONTAL BOUNDARIES AND FAST FORWARD SPEED AS IS ANTICIPATED WITH WILMA. ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE WITH OUTER RAINBANDS SUNDAY AND THEN TORNADO THREAT WILL INCREASE LATE SUNDAY NIGHT AND BE THE HIGHEST WITH THE APPROACH OF THE CENTRAL RAINBANDS OF WILMA EARLY MONDAY AND CONTINUING INTO THE EARLY AFTERNOON. TORNADO WATCHES WILL LIKELY BE ISSUED ON SUNDAY. RESIDENTS SHOULD REMAIN ALERT FOR THE ISSUANCE OF TORNADO WARNINGS SUNDAY AND MONDAY AND TAKE THEM SERIOUSLY.
This is from the Miami NWS Hazardoud Weather Outlook at 602PM EDT tonight. TORNADOES: LIGHT TO MODERATE SOUTHEAST WIND FLOW IN THE LOWER LEVELS OF THE ATMOSPHERE ALONG WITH MODERATE SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS ALOFT WILL CREATE A SLIGHT RISK OF TORNADOES ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA TONIGHT.
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