Possible Land-spout or Tornado Sighting in far Eastern Austria! (credit: Meteo Europe)
DISCUSSION: As a weak low pressure system made its way across portions of western to central Europe, the stage was quickly set for an interesting severe weather setup. More specifically, this incoming low pressure system allowed warmer air to surge northward from the greater region in and around the Mediterranean Sea and up towards many parts of central Europe. In addition to the increased surge of warmer and more buoyant air, there was also a consequential increase in the degree of vertical veering (i.e., winds rotating clockwise with height from the ground) winds with height. Thus, the combination of increasing more buoyant air as well as winds rotating clockwise with height set the stage for a larger-scale severe weather threat. As shown in the image above (courtesy of the Meteo Europe Facebook team), one of the storms which formed across far eastern Austria dropped what appeared to be land-spout and/or possible tornado at some point in its existence. As always, when it comes to observing severe weather phenomena, it is always imperative to report it to your local National Weather Service office or regional weather service office across Europe at all times.
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