Australian Tornadoes and Funnel Clouds Years 1989 to 2001
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A sequence of 33 spectacular video captures is available here.
These video captures of the supercell structure and tornado were taken from the NSW South Coast:
Check out the video of this:
Tornadic dust whirls and the whole excitement captured on video (4.16mb)
Although this last photo indicates something like a wall cloud area and inflow band, it was in between this and the precipitation core where the funnel and dust whirls occurred a few minutes after this photo.
Here are the slides of the dust whirls...
Another tornado was photographed on the same date. These photos were taken by Neal Davison at Bundella, NSW. Click here for the full chase report and additional pictures.
"It was Melbourne Cup Day about 5:30 in the afternoon. I was alerted to the storm by my young son who was playing outside and was scared and excited by the rapid churning/boiling effect of the clouds near where I took the photos. By the time I got outside I was amazed as I had never seen anything like it before so I went back inside to grab the camera. When I came back out I was lucky enough to capture the start and end of the twister. The whole event only lasted for about 5 minutes. At the point of contact, fully grown gum trees were uprooted like twigs and a ringlock fence with steel posts was flattened on the ground.
The photos were taken on slide film with a 28-80 and 100-300 lens. Very few people in town actually saw the event and when I showed the slides at a Disaster Planning night, the only reason the people in attendance believed the pictures were taken at Merriwa was the Merriwa silos in the foreground. The really scary part was what would have been the impact if it had touched down in town about 4 kilometres away."
Updated: 30th July 2009