DISCUSSION: As strong storms fired up across far southwestern parts of Spain much earlier on Thursday morning, the lower to middle part of the atmosphere was also remaining increasingly favorable for the potential development of tornadoes. This was primarily due to a healthy combination of low/mid-level atmospheric instability along with sufficient clockwise rotation of the regional wind field with increasing height. Thus, the stage was fairly-well set for a decent tornado potential across some parts of far western Europe. As you can see in the image and video attached above, there was clear evidence of damage occurring to various structures on the ground based on debris flying through the air in the vicinity of the tornado. As always, if you are in the path or can see a tornado in the distance, it is imperative to always heed the warnings of your local weather forecast office or local on-air weather broadcast personality for live updated information since severe weather threats often change quite drastically on a minute-to-minute basis.
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~Meteorologist Jordan Rabinowitz