We decided to stay at Vero Beach, FL on their mooring balls until this next frontal system moves through. Today, a day before the real front is due, we had a warm up with a thunderstorm, hail storm, squall packing 50 knot winds. Here is a 2 minute video of the event. The storm lasted 20 minutes….
Added NOTE: April 21, 2012
Vero Beach Papers reports that a tornado touched down just south of the bridge, about 1/4 mile south of where this video was shot. Winds peaked out and were reported at the bridge of 92 MPH! This must have been the outflow from that storm.
Also marina people and other cruisers are reporting that they all say 50-55 knots of wind, so our wind meter is not too far off.
Cutter Loose recorded 50 knots as well.