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  • Location: County Meath, Ireland
  • Location: County Meath, Ireland

http://www.rte.ie/news/2007/0511/tornado.html

I live just down the road from a large village called Dunboyne and I go to school there. As I reported in the current conditions thread there was a t-storm in the area at around 6pm-6:30. There was some really torrential rain with minor flash flooding (but dunboyne got it much worse apparently) and some loud thunder overhead but most of it was south east of me and I did see the really dark clouds too. The first I heard of it was when people whom I know who had driven through the village said that there was some bad damage to the trees in the village green and some flooding - I know this place very well and those are big mature trees. They said that really big branches "looked like they had been ripped from their trunks". But then as soon as you drove away from the green there was not a trace of anything, obviously very localised. The weak tornado then appears to have moved directly north into the countryside and it hit the much larger town of Ashbourne where tiles were ripped off rooves and there was bad damage to trees. I was really hoping that my school was damaged but there's no reports of anything happening thereoSadoBig Smile I will post more if I get any more info. A home video of the funnel was apparently on the 9 news and is now on their website:

HERE

On that link just scroll down the page to the story- it is a really short clip and was not taken anywhere near the village so it is obviously when it was just a funnel out in the countryside.

That was the closest I will probably ever come to a tornado so I am in a way gutted that I didn't see it but also glad that no one was hurt.

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  • Location: Belper, Derbyshire
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms
  • Location: Belper, Derbyshire

Tornado showing up on estofex as a red triangle!

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  • Location: County Meath, Ireland
  • Location: County Meath, Ireland
Tornado showing up on estofex as a red triangle!

Ye, I see that, I can't remember seeing that symbol on their charts before, here it is:

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  • Location: Ballygally, co. antrim, n.ire
  • Location: Ballygally, co. antrim, n.ire

Never have seen a red triangle symbol like that either.. Least RTE doesnt call them mini-tornado's. Cheers for the link rc28 nice wee bit of video as well

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  • Location: Abbeymead ,Glos Member Since: July 16, 2003
  • Weather Preferences: Hot and thundery or Cold and snowy.
  • Location: Abbeymead ,Glos Member Since: July 16, 2003
The tornado is reported on this site too:

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Thats the site that estofex get their report data from..

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