Video from inside a Tornado

November 30th, 2012 at 12:45 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

  You may have seen this video (it’s been on the Weather Channel and elsewhere) of a tornado in the town of Silves, on the south shore of Portugal on Nov. 16th.  The tornado has been estimated to be a weak EF3 at its strongest point.  Thirteen people treated for injuries at a local hospital.  Most of the injured where in vehicles that were overturned by the twister.   The tornado ripped the roof off a school and left hundreds temporarily homeless.   The storm was accompanied by heavy rain and strong winds.   Here’s more video and pictures.  A second tornado (a much weaker EF0 hit 10 kilometers away at Alvor.   On Nov. 6, 1954, a tornado hit Castelo Branco, Portugal.  There were four fatalities and approximately 200 were injured in that storm.

Also, looks like the entire Lower 48 states will have above average temperatures to December, with the cold locked into NW Canada and Alaska.

8 Responses to “Video from inside a Tornado”

  1. DerekS says:

    Sounds like last year Bill, probably a little bit of snow, then it melts in a couple of days. I think I shoveled twice last year and both times it was 5″ or less in northeast Montcalm county. Hopefully thats not the case!

  2. hsoJ in Zeeland says:

    im hoping for an extremely cold winter with little snow.

    1. Me :-) says:

      Go rinse your mouth, hsoJ. Unless you make it a warm winter with little snow.

    2. Barry in Zeeland says:

      The less snow the better! Think of all the $$ that will be saved if the county trucks don’t have to put down 7 inches of salt a day for every 2 inches of snow we get!!

  3. Judy says:

    Wishing for ample precipitation, but not in the form of snow (unless it only snows on the weekend), and for cold enough temps for the fruit and other flora that need it, but not too cold. Camelot……

  4. Bob in Fairbanks says:

    We’re not expecting to see Zero until next Thursday the 6th;
    Every time I check http://pafg.arh.noaa.gov/zonefcst.php?zone=AKZ222,
    they keep lowering the temps forecast…ay-yi-yiee
    Time to bring in more wood…

  5. Bob in Fairbanks says:

    Scratch that, highs -10 to -15 next Fri 7th; no Zero yet

    1. Irish coffee says:

      Oh sure- atta way, rub it in why dontcha!

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