Extremely rare December tornado (snownado) in Shandong, China

An extremely rare December tornado (snownado) occurred on December 1, 2022, in the Shandong peninsula, China.

This tornado was likely from a large cold air mass moving across a warmer ocean, the same mechanism as lake-effect, said Eric Wang, an extreme weather enthusiast.

The latest official tornado nationwide was documented on November 24, 1952.

Featured image credit: Eric Wang

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