Tornadoes around the World


The Living Force
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Yesterday's #Tornado in #Paderborn lasted at least 21.5km. The municipalities #Benhausen , #Neuenbeken and #Altenbeken are also affected. (Preliminary) At #Höxter another 5.5km long tornadic swath occurred around 18:00. (Provisionally)

Textbook supercell with a pronounced hook echo two days ago near Schleusingen in southern Thuringia. Pictures from the region confirm large hail with sizes of sometimes over 5cm. Many thanks to Thomas Schmidt for sending it!
@Kachelmannwettr @JZ_Lpz @pgroenemeijer @Djpuco



The Living Force
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It seems that a tornado has occurred in my hometown.
In case you wanted to watch a 1 ft diameter tornado chuck an entire car

'Very scary sight to see' as massive tornado spins across open field
Updated May 26, 2022 10:36 PM CEST Snip: Video
Storm chasers in northwestern Texas were in the right place at the right time Monday night when they captured incredible footage of what appeared to be a massive tornado that touched down in an open field. Around 7 p.m. CDT, the first of four tornadoes was on the ground near the town of Morton, Texas, which is about 60 miles northwest of Lubbock, giving chasers a view they likely won't soon forget.

The twister appeared to be just as wide as it was tall, which would classify it as a wedge tornado, but AccuWeather Meteorologist and Senior Weather Editor Jesse Ferrell and others on Twitter noted that the dust, which is plentiful in this region of Texas, could have made the twister appear larger than it actually was.

"Although it appeared to be a large wedge tornado, it's possible that it was a smaller tornado wrapped in dust, as this photo shows," Ferrell wrote. "Regardless of its size, it was a very scary sight to see."


Marcus Diaz via Storyful

This twister arrived just two days before the day which is statistically the peak of tornado season, according to research conducted by AccuWeather's data science team.

The tornado was given a rating of EF2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale by the National Weather Service in Lubbock. They estimated the width at 0.8 miles based on the damage assessment but admitted the twister could have been wider, based on photos and videos. One of the limitations of the Fujita scale is that it relies on surveying damage, and this tornado mainly churned in an empty field.

Fortunately, there were no injuries reported, even though there were a large number of storm chasers scattered alongside the road watching the storm.

In one video shared on Twitter by storm chaser Chad Casey, cars can be seen parked on the side of the road, and at least one person can be seen taking a 'selfie' with the massive tornado in the background. Casey described the tornado as an "absolute monster" in his post



The Living Force
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Hank gets up close and personal with the recent Crowell TXs twister. (4K)

After the frost and the drought, France has rarely experienced such a wave of hail. The damage to agriculture is significant. According to
@KeraunosObs, more than 1500 hail falls over 2cm including 150 over 5cm. It is very substantial. What more can happen in 2022?
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