While we're about to go off the deep end from lack of storms here in the Northern Hemisphere winter, the heart of the tornado season is about to begin in Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay of the Southern Hemisphere, and of course Australia. Every December through February, Argentina and southern Brazil are pounded by strong tornadoes and massive hail, as storms develop over the higher terrain just east of the Andes, and roll eastward into the deeper moisture of the adjacent Pampas. The countryside in this region is ideal for storm chasing, with flat treeless plains and a near gridded road network. Scott Currens of ViolentPlains.com is an Argentina tornado expert, with an entire web page dedicated to them (http://www.violentplains.com/Argentina.htm). At this site, you can find archived satellite and radar imagery for Argentinian tornado days, as well as surface observations and videos. Shown below are some of the best tornado videos from Brazil and Argentina...We're hoping to go down there one of these days!
Tweet Vote on HN Today we (Fredrick Muscat and I) started out early from North Platte and had to track […]
Tweet Vote on HN Congratulations to WIlloughby’s crew for that insane tornado. I am a little embarrassed to post these […]
Tweet Vote on HN Long drive from New Mexico. Starting the actual chase from Sidney Nebraska the chase zig-zagged across […]
Tweet Vote on HN This turned out to be a surprise event in northern Oklahoma! Beautiful deep layer shear type […]
Tweet Vote on HN A couple of the Phone pictures of the hailstones I could collect. The hail roar was […]