Tornadoes around the World

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

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

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?
Imposing tornadic supercell on the south of Pas-de-Calais this Sunday, October 23, seen by its eastern flank from the department of #Nord , at the time when #tornade struck #Bihucourt . Incessant lightning and mammatus south of the mesocyclone (left in photo). © Keraunos

The "Max Tornado Speed" is a specific field, calibrated on reanalyzed French tornadic situations, and which identifies signals highly favorable to tornadoes (multi-parameters) in our various high-resolution models (between 0.8 and 3 km resolution horizontal).
The tornadic potential over the north of the country was sensitive this Sunday, as illustrated by the ARW 3 km forecast on the Max Tornado Speed field. Low-level shears produced by the passage of a pseudo-frontal boundary and instability materialized the potential.

New images of the major damage in Bihucourt (Pas-de-Calais)! A TORNADO of strong intensity hit the town hard at the end of the afternoon. #France #orages #Tornade Credit: Anthony Choquet

Strangely straight waterspout/tornado sighted in Cuba. Date uncertain but posted on Reddit in September.

One comment says it looks like a 'cold funnel', but i haven't had a chance to look into what that it is, or how it differs from a tornado/funnel cloud:
What was that expression about 4D STS drinking up our stress/energy with a straw?
Apocalyptic images of a massive tornado that hit the Oklahoma-Texas border

Multiple emergency crews are on their way to Paris Texas as heart breaking taken by Brandon W Smith on Facebook shows dozens of homes and trees are Significantly damage after a tornado past by about an hour ago

Several homes destroyed in Lamar County tornado​

Several homes were damaged after a tornado touched down southwest of Paris Friday afternoon.

The Brookston community has been most effected after a tornado touched down about eight miles west of Paris around 4 p.m.

The National Weather Service in Tulsa confirmed a tornado was located 10 miles south of Goodland.
Mother nature is on the rampage...👀

At least 8 dead after tornadoes rip across the South

Officials in both Alabama and Georgia issued emergency declarations following the deadly storms on Thursday that left many communities damaged and without power! Video
By Allison Finch, AccuWeather staff writer Published Jan 13, 2023 3:42 PM CET Updated Jan 13, 2023, 8:17 PM CET

A Dutch meteorologist said the following that I think was interesting:

This year the tornado season in the United States has started very early. In the first 3 months there were already more than 300 tornadoes, which is 100 more tornadoes compared to a 'normal' season. Especially at the end of March, things got crazy. Since March 24th, there have been 160 (deadly) tornadoes so far. According to the US Storm Prediction Center, the current season is already third in the list of most active tornado seasons ever in the United States and severe weather is also on the program in some parts of the US for the coming week, with possible tornadoes.
Two days ago a multi vortex tornado hit Cole, Oklahoma:

I understand that in US people are more used to tornadoes, but around 1k km from Moscow - is really rare...

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