Monday, January 28, 2019

Strong Tornado Strikes Havana

The eastern part of the City of Havana was hit by a tornado, likely of at least EF-3 intensity, during the night.
According to the Toronto Star, at least 3 were killed and 174 injured.
Firefighter carries a baby out of the rubble.
Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images
I don't know what, if any, warning was available from the Cuban Meteorological Service. The tornado was clearly visible on the NWS's Key West radar. On Twitter, @kudrios has the radar data and other meteorological data.

Addition: The tornado occurred at approximately 8:34pm EST. The Key West reflectivity and Doppler velocity data are below.
Below is a second view of the velocity data for the Havana tornado at the same time as immediately above. It is uses a better differentiated color scheme.

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