DISCUSSION: As of 17 November, a fairly robust cold front was sweeping across many parts of western Europe such as (but not limited to) the United Kingdom. As the parent low pressure system continued pushing eastward with time, a sufficient amount of energy was transported into southern and central sections of the United Kingdom. As a result of this combination, there was an increasingly more favorable thermodynamic environment for the development and maintenance of strong-to-severe thunderstorm activity during the course of the day on 17 November. As a result of the significant amount of storm-related damage which was surveyed across parts of both Wales and the Midlands sections of the UK, there was an increasingly popular hypothesis that some of the associated storm damage was caused by a series of tornadoes. As the associated press-released article from the RMS explained, there was a reasonable degree of uncertainty for as to whether or not the damage was caused by tornadoes as opposed to straight-line wind damage. Click the following link to read more about this interesting severe weather insight from overseas!
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~Meteorologist Jordan Rabinowitz