Tornadoes

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Great Lakes hit by first waterspout outbreak of 2020

The Great Lakes witnessed their first waterspout outbreak of the 2020 season as dozens of tornadoes were reported over the lakes for the fifth consecutive day on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Much of the waterspouts were seen over lakes Michigan, Erie, and Ontario....

August 06, 2020

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Large waterspout hits a popular beach in Sochi, Russia

A large waterspout formed near a popular beach in Sochi, Russia, on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, sweeping away beach equipment shore and causing people to run to safety.​ The waterspout hit the beach area in the afternoon, damaging several beach equipment and blowing...

July 22, 2020

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Large tornado hits Mineo in Sicily, causing major damage, Italy

A large tornado ripped through Mineo in Sicily, Italy, on Tuesday afternoon, July 14, 2020, causing major damage. The twister occurred during violent storms that battered southern Italy, including Sardinia and Calabria. Sicily was the most affected region as 30 mm...

July 15, 2020

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Tasman low brings disruptive snowfall to Snowy Mountains and high waves to NSW coastline

A large Tasman low brought wet and windy conditions to New South Wales, Australia, beginning July 12, 2020. Heavy snow was reported in the Snowy Mountains, resulting in car accidents and widespread power outages. Strong winds and huge waves of up to 11.6 m (38 feet)...

July 15, 2020

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Fatal tornadoes leave destructive path through west-central Minnesota, U.S.

Two destructive tornadoes ripped through west-central Minnesota's Otter Tail County on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, leaving several properties damaged, including farmhouses, cars, and houses. An official confirmed one fatality and two other people injured. The...

July 09, 2020

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Saskatchewan hit by 3 tornadoes, intense rain and large hail, Canada

At least three tornadoes touched down in southwest Saskatchewan Saturday afternoon, July 4, 2020. The storm also brought damaging winds, large hail, and intense rainfall to the province. Environment Canada confirmed the first twister near Glenbain, the second near...

July 06, 2020

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Tornadoes hit Auckland and Papamoa, leaving major structural damage, New Zealand

Two tornadoes ripped through the cities of Auckland and Papamoa in New Zealand's North Island on Saturday, June 27, 2020, causing major structural damage. The storms tore roofs off homes, knocked trees and power lines, and blew away debris. The first tornado...

June 29, 2020

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Large tornado moves through Xilinhot countryside, northeast China

A large tornado touched down in the suburbs of Xilinhot in northeastern China's Inner Mongolia on Wednesday afternoon, June 24, 2020. Motorists have captured the nerve-wracking moment a twister struck the countryside, appearing to be approaching the nearby cars....

June 26, 2020

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Damaging tornado touches down in southern Ontario, Canada

A tornado caused major damage in southern Ontario on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. According to Environment Canada, the twister was spawned by a low-pressure system that brought a prolonged period of heavy rain, with very high rainfall accumulations in many areas of the...

June 24, 2020

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Deadly floods, hail and rare tornado hit Istanbul, Turkey

A severe storm accompanied by hail and a rare tornado hit Turkey's biggest city Istanbul on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, killing one person and injuring several others. Governor Ali Yerlikaya confirmed that the Syrian national, who was around 30 years old, was...

June 24, 2020

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Violent tornado injures 12 people, damages 70 houses in Odisha, India

Around 70 thatched houses were damaged and 12 people were injured after a violent tornado hit seaside villages in the district of Kendrapara in Odisha, India, on Monday afternoon, June 15, 2020. The storm struck around 10:30 UTC (16:00 LT) and lasted about 10...

June 16, 2020

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Rare tornado hits the city of Gavar, Armenia

A rare tornado hit the city of Gavar in Armenia on June 11, 2020. Gagik Surenyan, head of the Meteorological Center of the Hydromet Service at the Ministry of Emergency Situations, said the phenomenon was considered unusual in the country. "I was home when my...

June 15, 2020

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Two damaging tornadoes rip through southwestern Ontario, Canada

Two tornadoes touched down and caused significant damage in southwestern Ontario on Wednesday night, June 10, 2020. Environment Canada confirmed the first one in Glencoe, which struck around 23:20 UTC (19:20 LT) with winds of up to 120 km/h (75 mph). The second...

June 12, 2020

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Tornado with gale-force winds and hail rips through Belgorod, Russia

A tornado packing gale-force winds and hail ripped through Belgorod, Russia, on June 1, 2020. Several roofs of houses were blown and trees were toppled down. Videos taken by residents showed powerful winds tearing through roofs, sending debris flying in the air....

June 02, 2020

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Tornado confirmed near Beiseker village in Alberta, Canada

A tornado touched down near the village of Beiseker in Alberta, Canada, at around 22:30 (16:40 LT) on Sunday, March 31, 2020. Environment Canada has confirmed the event in a weather summary issued on Monday, June 1. "An intense low-pressure system over Alberta...

June 01, 2020

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Rare multiple waterspouts form over Laguna de Bay, Philippines

Multiple tornadic waterspouts were spotted over Laguna de Bay, Philippines, at around 10:30 UTC (18:30 LT) on Saturday, May 30, 2020. Such an occurrence is considered rare in the country, according to PAGASA weather specialist Ariel Rojas. Residents in Laguna took...

June 01, 2020

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Tornado hits San Carlos in Tamaulipas, Mexico

A tornado struck the municipality of San Carlos in Tamaulipas, Mexico, on Sunday, May 24, 2020. Prior to the storm's formation, the National Water Commission warned of tornado and rains with gusts exceeding 70 km/h (43 mph) in the states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo...

May 28, 2020