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  • Location: Leigh On Sea - Essex & Tornado Alley
  • Location: Leigh On Sea - Essex & Tornado Alley

    Upon looking at the BBC Points West adamantly stating that todays Rainshaft was a Waterspout I thought I would post up 15 Pictures just to see how easy is it for people to be tricked or make mistakes when spotting certain features within Storms or Dynamic Rainfall like todays.

    Try not to Cheat and try to track down the pictures to Reports as that would defeat the Object of this - Just take a look at the picture and make an instant judgement and say yes or no.

    So the 15 Pictures - How many are Tornadoes and how many are not

    post-24-12488951994609_thumb.jpg - Number 1

    post-24-12488952362283_thumb.jpg - Number 2

    post-24-12488952584355_thumb.jpg - Number 3

    post-24-12488952812846_thumb.jpg - Number 4

    post-24-12488952996131_thumb.jpg - Number 5

    post-24-12488953235246_thumb.jpg - Number 6

    post-24-12488953521273_thumb.gif - Number 7

    post-24-12488953783976_thumb.jpg - Number 8

    post-24-12488954056896_thumb.jpg - Number 9

    post-24-12488954455851_thumb.jpg - Number 10

    post-24-12488955406826_thumb.jpg - Number 11

    post-24-12488954747719_thumb.jpg - Number 12

    post-24-1248895644476_thumb.gif - Number 13

    post-24-12488956676773_thumb.jpg - Number 14

    post-24-12488957693057_thumb.jpg - Number 15

    Will reveal Answers Tomorrow night

    Paul S

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  • Location: Leigh On Sea - Essex & Tornado Alley
  • Location: Leigh On Sea - Essex & Tornado Alley

    Thats the spirit MW, Just look at the pictures and reply str8 away, no researching just what you feel.

    Answers tomorrow Night!!

    Haha

    Paul S

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  • Location: Bexley (home), C London (work)
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms
  • Location: Bexley (home), C London (work)

    Some of those were bloody difficult, didnt recognise any (bar one I think)

    Here's my go at it...

    1. no

    2. no

    3. yes

    4. yes

    5. yes

    6. no

    7. yes

    8. no (more gustnado/dustdevil)

    9. no

    10. yes

    11. yes

    12. yes

    13. no

    14. yes

    15. no

    Reading back, many conflicting answers! :)

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  • Location: Hayward’s Heath - home, Brighton/East Grinstead - work.
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and storms
  • Location: Hayward’s Heath - home, Brighton/East Grinstead - work.

    LOL

    Good game is This

    Keep the entries coming

    Paul S

    Worth a go (with no researching like I did to get two entries into last years draw!) I assume that is the prize again Paul!!!!

    1.No

    2.No

    3. Yes

    4. Yes

    5. Yes

    6. No

    7. Yes

    8. No (Gustnado?)

    9. Probably but difficult to tell with quality of pic

    10. Yes

    11.yes

    12.No

    13.No

    14.No

    15.No.

    I hope I haven't embarrassed myself!

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  • Location: Solihull, West Midlands. UK
  • Location: Solihull, West Midlands. UK

    Thank you Shermy. Good way of determining the fact or fallacy that is a visible tornado.

    So my answers are...

    1. Nope, rainshaft but also looks like a microburst.

    2. Yep. Tornado.

    3. Nope.

    4. Yep.

    5. Yep.

    6. Nope.

    7. Yep. (Unless doctored?)

    8. Nope, or is it?? Agree with Harry that it has the characteristics of a dust devil which in theory is a tornado.

    9. Yep.

    10. Yep.

    11. Nope.

    12. Nope.

    13. Nope, looks like scud.

    14. Nope.

    15. Possible hidden behind a rain shaft. I'll go yep on this one.

    Phil.

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  • Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms and snow
  • Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

    1 - no

    2 - no

    3 - yes

    4 - no

    5 - yes

    6 - no

    7- looks fake so no

    8 - no

    9 - yes

    10 - yes

    11 - not sure quite what I'm looking at. No.

    12 - no

    13 - no

    14 - no

    15 - yes

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  • Location: Leigh On Sea - Essex & Tornado Alley
  • Location: Leigh On Sea - Essex & Tornado Alley

    Just to let you know all Images are Real and none are doctored.

    Hope that helps

    Paul S

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  • Location: Saltdean,Nr Brighton,East Sussex,Hither Green,SE London.
  • Location: Saltdean,Nr Brighton,East Sussex,Hither Green,SE London.

    1 No

    2 No

    3 Yes

    4 No

    5 No

    6 No

    7 Yes

    8 No

    9 Yes

    10 No

    11 Yes

    12 No

    13 No

    14 Yes

    15 No

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  • Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire - 80m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Tornadoey
  • Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire - 80m ASL

    1. No

    2. No

    3. Yes

    4. No

    5. Yes

    6. No

    7. Yes

    8. No

    9. No

    10. Yes

    11. No

    12. Yes (Can't se the base here but it looks like a fairly nice distinct wall cloud. Whilst I think there may well be a Tor here, I probably wouldn't call it in until I visually confirmed the base :clap: )

    13. No

    14. No (LooksScuddish to me... but I'd need to see video to see if it was rotating or not... 50/50 but I'll say no)

    15. Yes (This one is 50/50 for me also. It does look like some shots of HP wedge Tornadoes I've seen before so I'll giev it the benefit of the doubt)

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  • Location: Beverley, E Yorks, 19m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Thunder - not necessarily at the same time!
  • Location: Beverley, E Yorks, 19m ASL

    OK my pop at this:

    1: Yes

    2: No

    3: No

    4: Yes

    5: Yes

    6: No

    7: Yes

    8: Yes

    9: No

    10: Yes

    11: Yes

    12: Yes

    13: No

    14:No

    15:No

    This is fun, we should do this sort of thing more often on these long Winter (oops!) nights rolleyes.gif

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  • Location: Liphook
  • Location: Liphook

    Ok my punt:

    1: yes (embedded in the rainshaft, looks like a funnel also on the right)

    2: no

    3: yes

    4: yes

    5: yes

    6: no (such a tough one, got beavers tail and what looks to be supercell structure, but not very defined.

    7: yes

    8: no

    9: no

    10: yes

    11: no

    12: yes

    13: no (another toughie that one!)

    14: no

    15: no

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  • Location: East Renfrewshire 180m asl
  • Location: East Renfrewshire 180m asl

    My shameful attempt...

    1) Yes

    2) No (A lot of scud or something?)

    3) Yes (Very difficult but I’d say so)

    4) Yes – Don’t see what other reason a picture from a traffic cam would be saved for hehe

    5) Yes

    6) Yes

    7) Yep

    :clap: Negative – Landspout

    9) No – Impossible to tell, so I’ll say no for that reason

    10) Ye

    11)No – Guess!

    12) Yes

    13) No

    14) No- Would of thought it would kick up white/red dust

    15) Yes – Either a beast of a nado or rain, no idea really!

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  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
  • Weather Preferences: Thunder, snow, heat, sunshine...
  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.

    Here you go, Paul - my bbq summer:

    1-6 no, 7 yes, 8-9 no, 10-11 yes, 12-15 no. :clap:

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  • Location: south London
  • Location: south London

    1,3,4,5,7,8,11,12,14,15

    all twister's my guess

    the first one is very tricky...

    Im on a 10'' laptop so very hard to tell if that's a rain shaft

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  • Location: Leigh On Sea - Essex & Tornado Alley
  • Location: Leigh On Sea - Essex & Tornado Alley

    Any more Takers b4 I reveal all tonight :)

    As of 1pm No-Body has 100% correct, so as Dogs says it is harder than it looks.

    Paul S

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  • Location: South Shields Tyne & Wear half mile from the coast.
  • Location: South Shields Tyne & Wear half mile from the coast.

    Just goes to show how many reported tornadoes end up being discounted as its so easy to be mistaken. Could have started with some easy ones first Mr Sherman..!!

    Oh well here goes...this is gonna be embarrassing.......

    1. Yes, embedded.

    2. No, but possibly roping out???

    3. No.

    4. Yes, or maybe its Ian Cameron having a barb-e-que..!!

    5. No.

    6. No, but i think there maybe a funnel.

    7. Yes, just dodgy low res camera, taken from a 'still' is my guess.

    8. No, dustnado..!!

    9. No, dont know what that is.. looks to thin to be a rain/hail shaft.

    10. Yes.

    11. No.

    12. Yes

    13. No.

    14. No.

    15. Yes another 'rain-wrapped'....

    Jeez they were difficult...

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  • Location: Hayward’s Heath - home, Brighton/East Grinstead - work.
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and storms
  • Location: Hayward’s Heath - home, Brighton/East Grinstead - work.

    He wouldn't, couldn't have put all duds in, surely not?

    Paul S, has anyone got all the answers correct now?

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  • Location: Solihull, West Midlands. UK
  • Location: Solihull, West Midlands. UK

    LOL @ Paul M's 15 'No!' answers. :)

    I think they could all be 'Yes' Even No.8 which is and I'm 99.9% sure is and dust or land devil, theoretically a tornado but on a lesser damaging scale. Having seen one myself a few years ago when sitting outside, hot and sunny day with not a cloud in the sky, then... Sun lounger out, later there was a massive gust and the sun lounger mattress flew about 20ft and even upended the steel support frame below it.

    Thankfully, it was unoccupied at the time. But in my conclusion, that must have been a weak land devil.

    And Shermy, what time do you plan to announce the results tonight? Off out for my younger Brother's 36th Birthday drink so won't know until tomorrow morning at the earliest. :)

    Regards.

    Phil.

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