This afternoon at 13:05 , I spotted a forming funnel cloud, and immediately turned on my public safety lights,pulled over and turned on my radio. Once the radio was on, I heard 6 other hams following and reporting the same cloud (Now that’s teamwork). We all stopped what we were doing and kept eyes on it till the cloud went back up to the base. Luckily it never touched down. Due to the efforts and vigilant watch of our Hams and/or Spotters we were able to have a special weather statement issued (Thanks WX0WX).
0130 PM FUNNEL CLOUD CUTLER RIDGE 25.60N 80.36W
01/04/2013 MIAMI-DADE FL TRAINED SPOTTER
NUMEROUS REPORTS OF A FUNNEL CLOUD OVER SOUTHERN MIAMI
DADE COUNTY. REPORTS WERE CENTERED FROM NEAR THE CUTLER
RIDGE MALL TO ZOO MIAMI. THERE WERE NO REPORTS OF
TOUCHDOWN. NWS EMPLOYEE REPORTED FUNNEL LASTED 12 MINUTES
BEFORE IT DISSIPATED. LOCATION WAS NEAR SW 180TH ST AND
SW 137TH AVE.