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seriousstan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-07-06 11:06 AM
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7. Not bizarre at all.
1950: Tornado sweeps southern England

One or two tornadoes are reported every year in the UK, of varying severity. Most are very limited in area, and cause damage over a narrow band not many miles in length.

They generally happen as a result of violent thunderstorms, and are caused by strong air currents within a storm cloud creating a high-speed funnel of wind.

The most recent tornado known to London is the South London tornado of 1984. The sky turned green, patio furniture was blown, but luckily no lives were lost.

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  -CNN: Six injured as tornado hits London DeepModem Mom  Dec-07-06 10:10 AM   #0 
  - temps in europe are pretty warm for this time of year.  msongs   Dec-07-06 10:13 AM   #1 
  - Yeah tomorrow we get the "Alpenfoen" winds  48percenter   Dec-07-06 10:17 AM   #4 
     - Too funny! Modest sunbathing felines! I love it.  SharonAnn   Dec-07-06 02:20 PM   #12 
  - Tornadoes in LONDON in December??  48percenter   Dec-07-06 10:14 AM   #2 
  - It's absolutely bizarre! nt  DeepModem Mom   Dec-07-06 10:17 AM   #3 
     - Not bizarre at all.  seriousstan   Dec-07-06 11:06 AM   #7 
        - Isn't a tornado in December unusual?  DeepModem Mom   Dec-07-06 01:20 PM   #8 
           - Thanks for pointing that out! Very interesting. From that link:  Judi Lynn   Dec-07-06 01:24 PM   # 
           - Yes.  laundry_queen   Dec-07-06 02:07 PM   #11 
              - Small tornadoes aren't that rare in Britain  muriel_volestrangler   Dec-07-06 04:28 PM   #15 
           - Sorry, double post. n/t  Judi Lynn   Dec-07-06 01:24 PM   #9 
           - yes -- southwestern Ontario  Lisa   Dec-07-06 03:41 PM   #14 
           - Early winter is the Tornado season in the UK  stormymonday   Dec-07-06 05:07 PM   #16 
  - Welcome to the New World Order...  Virginia Dare   Dec-07-06 10:57 AM   #5 
  - Wow. That seems really weird. I'm listening to Virgin Radio on the net.  Beausoir   Dec-07-06 11:03 AM   #6 
  - No worries, it's just a little climate change.  Porcupine   Dec-07-06 01:37 PM   #10 
     - Nope. That's a mass delusion.  tanyev   Dec-07-06 03:34 PM   #13 

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