Tornadoes around the World

Gary

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The nine tornadoes that hit the Dallas, Texas-area over the weekend have caused an estimated $2 billion in damage, an insurer trade group says, making it the costliest tornado loss in Texas history.


The Dallas tornadoes are expected to be the 11th billion-dollar weather disaster of 2019 reports the Weather Channel:

Ten other weather disasters have caused at least $1 billion in damage in the U.S. so far in 2019, according to a government report released earlier in October.

Billion dollar US weather disasters 2019
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Among those billion-dollar weather disasters in the first nine months of the year were a pair of landfalling tropical cyclones, NOAA said in its findings. Severe weather, drought and river flooding also made the list.

Not including Sunday's Dallas tornadoes, the U.S. has endured a total of 254 billion-dollar weather disasters inflicting a combined $1.7 trillion (USD 2019) in damage in records going back to 1980.

Of those 254 events, 65 have occurred in the last five years. That's more than twice as many per year as the annual average since 1980. Inflation doesn't explain the increase because the figures are inflation-adjusted.
 

Seamus

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Recent events in both weather and social unrest are just NUTS. Reminds me of the very first session with the Cs:

Q: (L) What are you here for tonight?
A: Prophecy.
Q: (L) What prophecies?
A: Tornadoes Florida - several.
Q: Where else?
A: Also Texas and Alabama.
Q: (L) When?
A: Sun is in Libra.


One naturally wonders if that was a prediction of a marker event? Like the 2014 "explosion" in Ukraine was the beginning of the total insanity that we live in today.


FWIW now we've got a tornado in Alabama too:

https://www.reddit.com/r/gifs/comments/dndk34
I got goosebumps and chills all over when I saw it! 😳


Edit: I just realized c.a. posted about this tornado yesterday I think, unless this is a different one in the Mobile Alabama area...
 
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c.a.

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A video of the tornado that swept through Serres-Sainte-Marie https://larepubliquedespyrenees.fr/2019/12/23/une
The small residential community was hit hard on Sunday morning.

A tornado blew twenty houses in Serres-Sainte-Marie this Sunday, around 8:25 a.m.

"In ten seconds, we lost all of our lives ...", explain residents.

To better understand the violence of this tornado, here is a video taken on the other side of the highway, at Artix.



 

c.a.

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It's the end of a hectic week in a large part of France! Many #tornades were observed

May 15, 202112:16 AM PDT
Two tornadoes ripped through China's central city of Wuhan and a town in the eastern province of Jiangsu, killing 12 people and injuring hundreds while destroying homes and property, the official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday.

Eight people were reported dead in Wuhan, in Hubei province, with 280 injured after Friday's tornado ripped through the district of Caidian at 8:39 p.m., the agency said.

The tornado toppled 27 houses and damaged 130 more, as well as two tower cranes and 8,000 sq. m. (86,111 sq. ft) of sheds at construction sites, it added.

"I've grown up in Wuhan and I've never seen anything like it," one resident of the city posted on China's Weibo app. "There's been so much extreme weather recently."

Another tornado struck the town of Shengze, in the Suzhou area of tornado-prone Jiangsu province, killing four people and injuring 149, Xinhua said.

Fire officials said the winds damaged electricity facilities and toppled several factory buildings, it added.

Tornadoes often hit Jiangsu in the late spring and early summer.

China's commercial hub of Shanghai, 100 km (62 miles) from Suzhou, was also hit by powerful thunderstorms, prompting weather officials to declare an alert.

More heavy storms were expected in Shanghai and other parts of the Yangtze river delta region later on Saturday, the state weather forecaster said.

China faces more extreme weather as a result of climate change, Jia Xiaolong, an official of the forecaster, told reporters late in April, adding that the risk of disasters such as heat waves and floods was expected to rise in coming years.
NOTICE ||#Tornado no-supercell this afternoon between Morelos and Tepetlayuca, south of Almoloya,#Hidalgo . Via
@E_Padilla . Photos of Almoloya Hidalgo Digital.

One of the Hail that affected Nueva Rosita #Coahuila in the Carboniferous region tonight.
10:22 PM · May 15, 2021

TEXAS TORNADO FEST - April 23, 2021

"Incredible photogenic tornadoes!!! One after another, twisting out of an incredible Texas supercell thunderstorm on April 23, 2021. These tornadoes touched down in mostly open prairie and ranch land near the towns of Quanah, Chilicothe, Lockett and Vernon Texas causing only minor damage"


 

c.a.

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March 25, 2021
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Researchers said on March 22, 2021, that their new study – which documents supercell-tornado wind intensities and sizes – reveals that these tornados both have stronger winds and are wider than previously recognized. They said that upwards of 20% of tornadoes have the potential to cause catastrophic EF-4/EF-5 damage. In other words, estimates of tornado size and intensity exceeds classification levels assigned by the National Weather Service. The National Weather Service rates tornadoes based on the damage they leave behind on the ground, using the Enhanced Fujita (EF) scale. But scientists in the field, using mobile Doppler radar to peer into these same tornadoes, are finding they should be 1.2 to 1.5 categories more severe than the ratings they’re receiving.

In a study published March 22, 2021, in the peer-reviewed journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Joshua Wurman of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a team of scientists explained how their in-the-field measurements conflict with ratings that are based on damage seen on the ground. In one tornado that struck outside Orleans, Nebraska, on May 22, 2004, the National Weather Service rated the tornado an EF-0, which equates to 65-85 mph winds and only light damage. The team’s mobile radar unit, known as Doppler on Wheels, measured winds of 72 meters a second, or 161 miles per hour, which would classify the tornado as an EF-3 (136-165 mph, or displaying severe damage). Why the discrepancy?

The team analyzed wind speed measurements of 120 tornadoes
with the help of the Doppler on Wheels and compared them to ratings given to the same tornadoes by the National Weather Service. These direct measurements of the tornadoes had a median peak wind speed at around 60 meters a second, or 134 miles per hour, which would have earned scores of EF-2 or EF-3. The team found that the strongest tornadoes, those that would earn a rating of EF-4 or EF-5, can occur in about 20% of observed tornadoes.

It was not only the wind speeds that the team of researchers found to be different from the National Weather Service ratings, but the physical size of the tornadoes. The study showed the median tornado diameter at around 820-1640 feet (250-500 meters), which is wider than that indicated by damage-based surveys alone.

Overall, the scientists found that tornadoes are being classified as weaker and smaller than the reality revealed by radar. The team suggests that tornado risk assessments, as well as wind-resistance standards for buildings, may need to be upgraded to reflect the observed strength and size of tornadoes.


It's been 10 years since the deadly Joplin tornado

After an EF5 tornado swept through Joplin, Missouri, on May 22, 2011, the National Weather Service made key changes to severe weather warnings.
By Lauren Fox, AccuWeather staff writer Updated May. 21, 2021 10:20 AM PDT


 

Oxajil

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There appears to have been a tornado in a Dutch place called Nijverdal this afternoon. Media reports it was a whirlwind, but a Dutch FB group says that based on the wind movements, it's a tornado (a small one, though):


Twenty houses were damaged, and a 54-year-old woman who was cycling was lifted (along with the bike) by the tornado and then fell to the ground! Luckily, she's okay besides some bruises. A few pictures can be seen here.
 

Mari

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Yesterday was apparently tornado in NRW Germany



Here they say it was a third tornado in Germany this year.

This is practically neighborhood...
Wind is extremely strong this last week and doesn’t slow down.
Today I feel that is extremely strong, more than in last days.
 

Puma1974

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Two destructive tornadoes tore through eastern Pennsylvania in just over an hour's time Thursday night, ripping through a mobile home park, destroying buildings at an auto dealership and leaving those who witnessed the fast-moving storms in disbelief.

"This was a devastating tornado that came through the [dealership] area, looked like a TV show. It looked like a bomb went off," said Bensalem Public Safety Director Fred Harran of the second tornado. "It's just gone."

'Like a bomb': 2 tornadoes destroy buildings and injure 5 people in eastern Pennsylvania

 

Mari

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Yesterday, 5.8.21 - Tornado in Slovakia
A tornado swept through the village of Petkovce, it could have a speed of 200 km/h.
The Slovak village of Petkovce was damaged in a storm on Thursday after a tornado passed through the place. Four houses were left without a roof, trees were felled, electricity was cut off and roads were impassable

 

Mari

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The article you posted is related to the tornado in Czech from June.
Ups! I´ve found the news on Croatian MSM and followed the link there and there were also references to tornado in Czech Republic; I´ve must have clicked the wrong one.
Apologies .... :-(
 

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