Damaging Microburst

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – A strong cold front associated with the system that spawned the deadly Yazoo City, MS tornado hit the Tampa area, unleashing a severe thunderstorm with a strong microburst in Pinellas County, with winds estimated at 75-90 mph. A 20-foot long, 8-inch wide tree limb fell just mere feet from my house. At least one house was destroyed in St. Petersburg when a tree fell on it. Most damage was caused by pieces of trees flying around.