9.4.2012 tornado in Turkey

#1 by Linus , Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:10 am

Yesterday, on the 9.4.2012 a tornado formed in Turkey. At 18:30 local time a severe thunderstorm had formed in the area Elazig, which caused the tornado. Elazig is in eastern Turkey, where the temperatures reached very high values at that time; up to 30°C. In neibouring countrys the temperatures even reached 35°C! The tornado first struck a road construction-site. There trucks, containers and cars got thrown around over the ground. A couple of smaller, not very stable houses got destroyed there, too. In this tornado 6 people died and further 7 got injured badly.

2012.04.09 turkey

Picture 1: thunderstorm sattelite image. Picture 2: Temperatures at the time of the tornado.

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