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  1. I was having a scour of newspaper archives the other day & found mentions of a 'whirlwind' that struck Herne Bay just after 2 pm. It seems to follow the normal SW to NE track typical of UK tornadoes, spanning over 3 miles in just under 3 minutes. Newspapers from London Daily News & the local Whitstable Times & Herne Bay Herald both describe the events of the day with a 'brief period of darkness' with residents reporting a 'noise like thunder' before fences were levelled, trees were blown over & windows were blown in. I had not heard anything like this before & I'm shocked I haven't considering the damage & extremity of it with the wind was estimated to be 'blowing at the rate of over a hundred miles an hour.' The long track of this as well as the roaring noise typical of tornadoes suggests that this was no straight line winds & a tornado, probably spawned off an embedded thunderstorm along the cold front arriving that afternoon. I have plotted a rough estimated track of the tornado based on a 1906 map of the town with notable points such as a farm nearby the station being hit & Beltinge sustaining damage as good indication points: I have not been able to find any more details on how wide the tornado was or any pictures of any damage. I believe the track on that map comes just over the 3 mile mark but I cannot be sure. I'd estimate it to be around a T3 tornado. Reanalysis of the day from 12:00 UTC does show colder air arriving from the NW going from 8c 850hpa temps to below 0c 850hPa temps.
  2. Post your tornado encounters here and tell us about the experience and what other phenomena you saw.
  3. Today marks the 20th anniversary of the May 3rd 1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak that took 40 lives, the highest wind speed ever recorded and a significant portion of it was broadcast live most likely saving 10's if not 100's of lives. Oklahoma 1999 Tornado Outbreak.
  4. Details here https://www.weatherholidays.com/
  5. Tornado hit the city in Ukraine 28.7.2017 I think it was lv4 forming of tornado in krivoj Rog 2017 https://youtu.be/x3u9xR4HMdU
  6. Rare Tornado form in Ukraine... https://youtu.be/x3u9xR4HMdU
  7. Hi everyone I was on Tour 3 2017 and recorded daily videos for my YouTube channel which is Travel Related. Take a look for an insight into an amazing 10 days. Day 8 Amarillo - speechless! This is a compilation of all the intros - The full playlist is here - Storm Chasing Playlist:
  8. Some research on tornado tracks that may be of interest.... http://phys.org/news...ns-greater.html
  9. Just saw this on the BBC News site. Sorry if someone has already posted this but if not, what does everyone think- he's crazy right!? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26492720
  10. From the album: My Photos

    A screenshot from a video I took around the end of August 2013. The cloud was twisting into itself and sucking in more cloud from the right.
  11. Ok boys and girls. I guess we've all picked out our tours for next year, so here's a chance to list who's on what tour for 2014
  12. Team Jo

    Milsap Tornado

    From the album: Storm Chase T2 2013

    © Jo Lough

  13. IanM

    16 05 2013141

    From the album: Tour 2013 - The Fast Start (hopefully)

    The second tornado of the day touches down
  14. IanM

    Kaddy-Tornado

    From the album: Tour 2013 - The Fast Start (hopefully)

    Kaddy Lee-Preston and her first tornado!
  15. IanM

    16 05 2013136

    From the album: Tour 2013 - The Fast Start (hopefully)

    Lifted a little here
  16. IanM

    16 05 2013135

    From the album: Tour 2013 - The Fast Start (hopefully)

    First tornado of the season for the chase teams!
  17. From the album: Weather Studios

    The supercell storm near Piedmont, Oklahoma, that we'd been tracking from initiation, took on the form of the foreboding 'mothership' structure. Tried as it might, the storm seemed just fractionally too high to produce a tornado, but the mobile tornado sirens were issued just in case.

    © Weather Studios

  18. Hey can anyone help me on this, planning on going on one in 2014! I'd be really appreciative. Thankyou
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