Tornadoes

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EF-1 tornado strikes Texas City, displacing hundreds of families

Hundreds of families have been displaced after an EF-1 tornado swept through Texas City at 18:13 CST on January 6, 2021 (00:13 UTC, January 7). Residents described the storm as 'quick and horrifying.' The National Weather Service (NWS) Houston placed the...

January 08, 2021

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Very rare January tornadoes touch down in California

The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed that two tornadoes touched down in Tehama County, California on Monday, January 4, 2021. In the NWS Sacramento forecast area there were 39 tornadoes reported from 2010 - 2020. This works out to about 4 tornadoes a year,...

January 05, 2021

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Extremely rare tornado hits Trieste as historic supercell barells through the North Adriatic Sea

An intense supercell storm barrelled through the North Adriatic Sea on Monday, December 7, 2020, generating a rare tornado that hit the city of Trieste in Italy, and damaging hail across the Slovenian coast. A historic supercell storm produced a rare tornado that...

December 08, 2020

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Unusually large tornado hits Sakaka, Saudi Arabia - one of the largest ever documented in the country

A massive tornado formed on the outskirts of Sakaka in Al Jawf, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday, December 5, 2020. Meteorologists said it was unusually big for the region and one of the largest tornadoes ever documented in the country. The incredible tornado occurred in...

December 07, 2020

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Massive floods claim 3 lives in Sardinia, rare tornado hits Catania, Italy

At least three people lost their lives while two others remain missing after severe storms hit the Italian island of Sardinia, triggering massive floods and landslides on Friday and Saturday, November 27 and 28, 2020. Meanwhile, a rare November tornado caused damage...

November 29, 2020

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Late-evening EF-2 tornado hits Arlington as the first significant November tornado in North Texas since 1987

A late-evening tornado touched down in Arlington, Dallas-Forth Worth Metropolitan Area on November 24, 2020, leaving a trail of damage to buildings and vehicles. The National Weather Service (NWS) said their survey team found EF-2 damage in south Arlington. Just...

November 25, 2020

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Rare late-season tornado confirmed in Ontario, Canada

A rare late-season EF-1 tornado with maximum winds of 135 km/h (84 mph) hit Ontario, Canada, on November 15, 2020-- the province's 41st tornado of the year. Twisters commonly occur in the region from May to September, so having one touched down recently is...

November 23, 2020

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Powerful tornadoes and heavy rains cause widespread damage in northern parts of Turkish Cyprus

Severe weather, including tornadoes, strong winds, and heavy rains pounded the northern parts of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) on Friday, November 20, 2020, causing widespread damage. Power lines, rooftops, and trees were ripped off, and three people...

November 23, 2020

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Destructive EF-3 tornado and severe hailstorm leave 6 people dead in South Africa

At least 6 fatalities have been confirmed while dozens of properties have been damaged or destroyed after severe storms -- including hail reportedly bigger than a golf ball, an EF-3 tornado, lightning, and strong winds -- lashed eastern provinces of South Africa on...

November 20, 2020

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Waterspout outbreak and flooding hit southern Greece

Flooding and waterspout outbreak hit southern Greece after heavy rains struck the islands on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. Several people were trapped in floodwaters but were successfully rescued. No injuries were reported. According to the World Meteorological...

October 22, 2020

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Rare waterspout forms near the coast of Mumbai, India

A waterspout was spotted off the coast of Mumbai on Monday morning, October 5, 2020. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) called it a rare phenomenon, particularly because it occurred near the coast. Malabar Hill resident Darshan Khatau captured the waterspout...

October 08, 2020

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Damaging tornado hits Antwerp, Belgium

A tornado ripped through the city of Antwerp in Belgium on Monday, October 5, 2020. Numerous trees were downed, while at least one house suffered considerable damage. No injuries were reported. The twister formed Monday afternoon, north of Antwerp. It then moved...

October 06, 2020

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Severe weather hits SE Europe, leaving at least 5 people dead

Severe weather affecting southeastern Europe over the past couple of days resulted in a significant drop in temperatures, strong winds, hail and high elevation snow, very heavy rain, floods, landslides, and dozens of waterspouts, of which some turned into damaging...

September 28, 2020

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Severe storms in Italy produce damaging tornadoes, flash floods and landslides

Severe storms hit much of Italy on Thursday and Friday, September 25, 2020, leaving widespread damage and at least one person dead. Meteoalarm placed 7 regions on Orange alert for heavy rain and sporadic storms on September 25 - Lombardy, Friuli Venezia Giulia,...

September 26, 2020

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Intense hailstorm and tornado hit West Yorkshire, England

A severe thunderstorm brought hail and tornado to West Yorkshire, England, on Thursday, September 24, 2020. Parts of the county were 10 cm (4 inches) deep in ice or sleet as accumulated hail blanketed roads. According to Met Desk, there was a possible supercell in...

September 25, 2020

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Powerful tornado hits capital Managua, Nicaragua

5 homes were destroyed and 67 damaged after a powerful tornado ripped through Nicaragua's capital Managua on Thursday, September 17, 2020. At least 14 people sustained injuries. The tornado struck at dawn and lasted approximately four minutes. According to the...

September 18, 2020

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Deadly flooding, landslides and destructive tornado strike parts of Vietnam

At least two people died after severe weather-- including heavy rains, strong winds, lightning strikes, and a destructive tornado-- hit parts of Vietnam over the past few days, from September 11 to 14, 2020. Wide swaths of crops were inundated and hundreds of houses...

September 17, 2020