Oil paintings by Alexandra Noel.
Incy wincy spider out of shot.
Behold: arguably the most impressive ever picture of a waterspout (a tornado that occurs over water) To wit:
Waterspouts are spinning columns of rising moist air that typically form over warm water. Waterspouts can be as dangerous as tornadoes and can feature wind speeds over 200 kilometres per hour. Some waterspouts form away from thunderstorms and even during relatively fair weather. Waterspouts may be relatively transparent and initially visible only by an unusual pattern they create on the water. The featured image was taken in 2013 July near Tampa Bay, Florida. The Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida is arguably the most active area in the world for waterspouts, with hundreds forming each year.
(Image: Joey Mole)
Cork-based political scientist Theresa Reidy tweetz:
“Well today is the first time I’ve seen tornado show up as current weather conditions outside.”
Yesterday: Met, Wet, West
Another impressive storm out in the Atlantic with center pressure expected to drop to 947hPa. Thankfully for us it is heading North towards Iceland and then head Northeast towards the Norwegian Sea. This system has not been named! pic.twitter.com/PYXIuClp0w
— Carlow Weather (@CarlowWeather) February 19, 2020
Joe Relihan writes:
A tornado that appeared in Banagher [Co Offaly] this evening knocking out the power to the area. A bit not usual.
Tornado over Sliabh Sneacht, Buncrana, Inishowen, this morning.
Taken by Niamh O Raw from Umricam, This Tornado was pictured at 10:30 on the 11th June 2012 with a quick touchdown on the mountain. Niamh quickly captured both footage and stills of the quick event. – No audio attached.
And you thought the one in Bray was bad.