DISCUSSION: Over the past couple of days, there has been yet another burst of severe weather across portions of western and central Europe. During the course of this most recent severe weather event, there were increasingly more favorable conditions for a heightened potential for tornadoes. This was chiefly due to both substantially increased convective instability in the region as well as robust vertical wind shear which helped to promote rotation within the lower to middle parts of the atmosphere. Hence, there was a very conducive environment across parts of central Europe for severe thunderstorms capable of generating tornadoes (and some particularly damaging tornadoes for that matter). As it turned out, some tornadoes did occur during the course of this latest European severe weather event. As it shown in the footage attached above, there was a classic tornadic progression to this particular severe thunderstorm which was reflected by the tornado swiftly descending from the base of the wall cloud at the bottom of the severe thunderstorm. This is a relatively common characteristic among many different tornadic thunderstorm; though most cases do not evolve as quickly.
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