Twisters (Tornados; Dust Devils; Waterspouts; Etc.: General / Misc.)

Nosmo King

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Rowers injured as waterspouts hits German port.

"A rare waterspout caused by a tornado has struck the German port city of Kiel, throwing people from boats and damaging property.

Several rowers out in the water were injured as winds of over 100km/h 62mph lashed the northern coast, police said. Four people were seriously hurt in Kiel's dockside area.

The roofs of some buildings were torn off and trees were uprooted.

Waterspouts occur when a tornado forms over oceans, rivers or lakes.

They usually disperse after a few minutes, but they can pose serious danger to boats that get close.

In Kiel, on Germany's Baltic Sea coast, members of a rowing club were thrown into the water and people jumped into the water to pull them to shore."

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-58729504
 

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Waterspout: Tornado-like funnels form off coast of Sicilian city of Licata.


Residents of the Italian city Licata have been sharing footage of multiple waterspouts forming off the coast on Tuesday.
The southern side of Sicily has been experiencing severe weather, including torrential rain and violent winds.
Officials say multiple 'whirlwinds' touched down across the region. One man is known to have died.
A waterspout is defined as a rotating column of cloud-filled wind that forms over water. They can travel onto land, where they are then known as a tornado.
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There is a video attached btw.
 
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charliebrown

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December has been way to warm.

Tennessee and Kentucky had a terrible night and possibly 100 people dead from tornadoes.

Our immediate area was lucky, and we still have electricity.
 

Sharon Hill

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The tornado that hit 4 states was a whopper of a storm. It may break the record for the longest ground tracked tornado on record (if it was just a single tornado)
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/weathe...tates-four-hours-leaving-trail-death-rcna8465

The tornado that devastated the town of Mayfield was produced by a parent thunderstorm that traveled more than 230 miles across four states over the course of four hours.

This event was caused by a volatile atmospheric set up that was primed to produce violent and long-track tornadoes. Friday featured unseasonably warm and record-setting temperatures that felt more like Spring than mid-December. This warmth, combined with high humidity, provided ample fuel for the storms.
 

brownmane

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December has been way to warm.

Tennessee and Kentucky had a terrible night and possibly 100 people dead from tornadoes.

Our immediate area was lucky, and we still have electricity.
Glad you’re ok.
 

charliebrown

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Thanks for your concern and again our area was so lucky.

The pictures particularly from Kentucky reminded me of the old black and white film from after the atomic bomb was dropped in Japan, just total destruction.
 

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I've been watching the pictures from Kentucky on the news, as @charliebrown says it looks like a massive bomb has gone off. Whole towns wiped out. Over a hundred dead so far. Really scary and tragic.
 

EnolaGaia

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This is what it looks like when a tornado is forming its funnel directly over you ... A Florida teen and meteorology fan happened to be in the right time and place to capture this video.

Pasco storm chaser gets rare view of tornado’s swirling ‘mouth’

A young storm chaser captured the rare moment a tornado formed over his family’s home in New Port Richey on Tuesday.

Nicholas Krasznavolgyi was watching the storm develop on the radar before he took a look out of his window and spotted a massive spiral-shaped cloud above him. ...

The young weather photographer rushed outside with a camera and tripod to film unusual sights. As he began to record, the mouth of the tornado passed directly over his house. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.wfla.com/news/pasco-county/pasco-storm-chaser-gets-rare-view-of-tornados-swirling-mouth/
 

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Another Durham Dust Devil.

Dust devil: Footage shows the whirlwind blowing in County Durham

A dust devil has been spotted in a field following a wildfire in County Durham.

The whirlwind was spinning through a rural area in northeast England and filmed by the County Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue on Thursday.

Dust devils usually happen when it is very warm, so it is not common to encounter the weather phenomenon in the UK.

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-62518856
 
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