Severe storm, damaging waterspout hits Auckland waterfront, New Zealand

Severe storm, damaging waterspout hits Auckland waterfront, New Zealand

A tornado type waterspout hit Auckland's waterfront on August 12, 2019, causing severe damage. The tornado caused many yachts at Westhaven Marina to lose their moorings, vehicles got swept into the ocean, one catamaran was overturned and a yacht was struck by…

Likely state of Colorado record diameter hailstone

Likely state of Colorado record diameter hailstone

Members of the National Weather Service office in Goodland, CO and the Colorado State University Climate Center visited a family north of Bethune, Colorado on August 14 afternoon to measure a hailstone which was reported August 13 as being the largest in the state…

Extremely severe hailstorm hits Abruzzo, injuring 18 people, Italy

Extremely severe hailstorm hits Abruzzo, injuring 18 people, Italy

Severe storms affecting parts of southeastern Europe over the past couple of days intensified on 9 and July 10, producing violent hailstorm over parts of Italy, including Abruzzo, Pescara. According to ANSA, hail the size of oranges hit Abruzzo on July 10, injuring…

Large chunk of ice falls from the sky in Tully, New York

Large chunk of ice falls from the sky in Tully, New York

A chunk of ice larger than a soccer ball fell from a sky above Tully, New York at around 11:45 EDT (15:45 UTC) on Friday, June 21, 2019. According to local media reports, the object hit the ground very close to where resident Rita Williams was walking by at the…

How rare is giant hail in Europe

How rare is giant hail in Europe

2019 storm season brought unusually strong thunderstorms, out-of-season windstorms and very large/violent/destructive hailstorms to much of Europe. Very rare giant hail was reported on several occasions, inflicting heavy damage. On June 11, multiple severe storms…

Very rare ‘anticyclonic’ tornado hits Deuel County, South Dakota

Very rare ‘anticyclonic’ tornado hits Deuel County, South Dakota

A rare anticyclonic tornado touched down about 3.4 km (5.5 miles) northeast of Estelline, South Dakota during the evening hours of June 15, 2019. The EF-0 tornado lasted less than a minute and knocked down 7 trees at a farmstead. It was moving in an easterly…

2 months’ worth of rain in 48 hours triggers floods, disrupts travel, UK

2 months’ worth of rain in 48 hours triggers floods, disrupts travel, UK

Parts of central United Kingdom recorded double the amount of rain that typically falls during the entire month of June in two days. In the 48 hours ending on the morning of June 12, 2019, a total of 107.2 mm (4.22 inches) flooded Holbeach in Lincolnshire. The town…

Rare waterspout forms near Sentosa, Singapore

Rare waterspout forms near Sentosa, Singapore

A large waterspout formed near Port of Singapore, Sentosa, southern Singapore on May 11, 2019. There are no reports of damage or casualties. Such large waterspouts are not usual for the region. The spout formed around 08:48 LT and moved slowly between the iconic…