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xilman 2008-07-06 20:36

Tornado swatch.
 
Not strictly a tornado but a funnel-cloud. Nice photos nonetheless.

[url]http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lancashire/7492301.stm[/url]


Paul

jasong 2008-07-22 07:23

I have a tornado watch, but the tornado has a Tasmanian devil inside it.

(yes, it's true, I return as a processed canned meat. I will exact vengeance on my enemies by telling silly jokes. I am the off-topic demon, creater of mayhem. Destroyer of useful threads, I laugh at those who flame me. I am like the new Joker(think Batman), except only in Mersenne Forum.)

99.94 2008-07-22 09:41

You're not well, Jason?

jasong 2008-07-22 18:12

[QUOTE=99.94;138151]You're not well, Jason?[/QUOTE]
I'm ok, I just couldn't decide which smilies to use, so I didn't use any.

xilman 2008-07-27 15:04

Whirlwind on IOW
 
Not a tornado, but a nice movie.

[url]http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7520415.stm[/url]


Paul

xilman 2008-08-04 10:16

Another one, the other side of The Channel from the previous:

[url]http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7540484.stm[/url]

Rather more serious this time, with at least three deaths. :sad:


Paul

Brian-E 2008-08-24 17:38

[quote=sayad;139803]thats not a funel clud cause what i know about funnel cloud is that funnel cloud is a funnel-shaped cloud of condensed water droplets, associated with a rotating column of air and extending from the base of a cloud (usually a cumulonimbus or towering cumulus cloud) but not reaching the ground or a water surface. A funnel cloud is usually visible as a cone-shaped or needle like protuberance from the main cloud base. Funnel clouds frequently form in association with supercell thunderstorms.

If a funnel cloud touches the ground it becomes a tornado. Most tornadoes begin as funnel clouds, but many funnel clouds do not make ground contact and so do not become tornadoes. Also, a tornado does not necessarily need to have an associated condensation funnel—if strong cyclonic winds are occurring at the surface, then the feature is a tornado. Some tornadoes may appear only as a debris swirl, with no obvious funnel cloud extending below the rotating cloud base.



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Obviously you're the author of the learned [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funnel_cloud"]Wikipedia article[/URL] on the subject since it uses exactly the same words. Congratulations. And what a brilliant idea to add the informative introduction "thats not a funel clud cause what i know about funnel cloud is" plus your usual relevant link to San Diego Home Insurance specially for the readers of mersenneforum.org . Bravo.

davieddy 2008-08-31 23:49

If Gustav wasn't so potentially serious, the mayor
of New Orleans would make a great comedian.

xilman 2008-09-19 18:51

Waterspout
 
An aquatic member of the species hit Devon yesterday. Nice article and picture here.

[url]http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article4783321.ece[/url]

This one is rather far southwest for UK tornados. Most occur in southern and central England.


Paul

Primeinator 2008-09-20 00:04

I live in the middle of Tornado Alley in the United States. Tornado watches and warnings are very common. We have some unbelievable weather here, and a high respect for mother nature.

xilman 2008-09-20 08:25

[QUOTE=Primeinator;143234]I live in the middle of Tornado Alley in the United States. Tornado watches and warnings are very common. We have some unbelievable weather here, and a high respect for mother nature.[/QUOTE]Post nice pictures from the news sites if you have them.

I started this thread only because many people in the US refuse to believe that the place with the highest number of tornados per square metre per second is southern England, closely followed by The Netherlands.

Tornado Alley undoubtedly gets many more [i]big[/i] tornados than western Europe.


Paul


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