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Sunday, November 14, 2010
Awesome Tornado Photos from France
Yes, I said France - and in November, no less. On the 10th near the islands of Port Cros and Levant, a rare and strong supercell storm produced a very picturesque tornado / waterspout. See the series of photos below, taken by Frederic Capoulade:
Here is a view of the nearest radar, depicting the parent supercell storm at about 07:30 local time:
According to analysis by Keranous.org, (get that French translator ready), "Supercell, shown circled in red on the radar cons of 08h local (source wetter24.de) presented supercell characteristics for about two hours, with a phase of maturity particularly clear for 35 to 40 minutes.The mesocyclone passed the zenith of the island of Levant to 7:30 local."
According to the site, the last time a tornado was observed on the French coast was on July 16, 2009.