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5 Things To Know On Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Posted at 7:10 AM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 07:19:37-05

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1. Your commute will be messy with numerous storms moving in
A tornado warning was issued for southwestern Palm Beach County and Broward County until 7a.m.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed most of the viewing area under a level 1/5 threat for severe weather.

We should see clearing conditions around lunchtime, making way for partly sunny skies this afternoon with highs in the low-mid 80s.

Latest Weather Forecast: Tuesday 5 a.m.

2. How did Trump celebrate President's Day? With a trip to the golf course
Two days after the U.S. Senate acquitted former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial, devotees of the Palm Beach resident held a rally to show their support for him.

In what was billed as a "peaceful and patriotic" pro-Trump rally, the Presidents Day event took place just across the Intracoastal Waterway from Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club in West Palm Beach.

Trump, who has spent nearly every day since leaving the White House golfing, waved to adoring fans as he made his way from Trump International Golf Club back to Mar-a-Lago.

Pro-Trump rally held in West Palm Beach

3. Speaking of Trump: One of his old properties just broke a record
The sale of the property at 535 N. County Road set a new sales record in Palm Beach County and Florida. It's believed to be one of the most expensive residential deals in the entire country.

Although the fully furnished property was listed at an initial asking price of $140 million, the final closing price was $122.7 million.

The property was one of three carved from a 6.26-acre estate that former President Donald Trump sold in 2008 to Russian businessman Dmitry Rybolovlev, who subdivided it into three lots in 2016.

Exterior view of 535 N. County Road
The nine-bedroom mansion at 535 N. County Road sold for $122.7 million.

4. Good News: COVID cases drop to their lowest in months
For the first time in more than three months, the seven-day rolling average of new COVID-19 cases reported each day in the U.S. has dipped below 100,000. The U.S. had averaged at least 100,000 new cases of COVID-19 each day for exactly 100 days.

The decline in new cases has also mirrored a drop in hospitalizations linked to the virus. The COVID Tracking Project reports that about 67,000 people are currently fighting the virus in a hospital — a number that is about half of a peak of 132,000 in early January.

The decline has likely been facilitated by federal and local governments’ vaccination push.

COVID cases drop to their lowest in months

5. Remember when Brady went full Florida man? A Florida woman didn't find it funny
A Florida woman wants an apology from Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady after he tossed the Vince Lombardi Trophy over the Hillsborough River during a celebratory boat parade last week.

Lorraine Grohs said the trophy was "disgraced and disrespected by being thrown as if it was a real football" when Brady tossed it from one boat to another.

Grohs is the daughter of Greg Grohs, who crafted the very first trophy as the master silversmith at Tiffany & Co. from 1967 until his retirement in 1994.

Florida woman seeks apology from Tom Brady after trophy toss

On This Day In History
February 16, 1968 sees the first official "911" call placed in the United States. Now taken for granted as first course of action in the event of emergency by nearly all of the nation's 327 million people, 911 is a relatively recent invention and was still not standard across the United States for many years after its adoption by Congress.

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