Papatoetoe Tornado - June 19

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Papatoetoe Tornado - June 19

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ohh, I see reports of a tornado in Papatoetoe
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woa, the damage is bad from that Tornado
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one of you auckland guys needs to check out the damage path
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videos of power flashes and roofing iron swirling in the air
https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zea ... uches-down
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I am busy this morning so wont go down there, the NZ herald has some good photos of the damage.
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its travelled all the way to Wiri
and has caused serious injury :(
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/rapid-sto ... KDM6FSKU4/
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crazy stuff!
reports of close calls!
and i see now its caused a death at the wiri port where the containers blew over :(

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/rapid-sto ... KDM6FSKU4/
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It's flipped a 4 tonne truck. Probably around 180 to 200km/hr gusting vortex.
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Sad to hear there is death and injury with this tornado. Thoughts with those affected
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Tragic.
A Ports of Auckland spokesman said its south Auckland freight hub was hit by what “appeared to be a tornado” shortly after 8.30am.

One person working on site has been killed and two people have been taken to hospital.
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Not surprised by the tornadic reports from Auckland, condolences to those affected.
We had a massive rain shaft last night around midnight, rain rate was like nothing I've ever experienced before before stopping instantly... I was lying there just waiting for the 'jet engine' roar. I've only heard it once before, more than happy never to hear it again.
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The tornado today was quite strong. Strong enough to suggest supercell driven. I wonder is MetService could share low tilt high res radar at the time. Would be interested to see if it had a hook and couplet


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Sad to hear about the port worked killed today in the events of today up in Auckland.
Looks as though he was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
It was probably the way the containers were stacked which allowed the wind to funnel through.
I thought that maybe they were MT containers but apparently some of them were full which shows the winds strength. :eek:
No pictures of the actual funnel on the news so maybe it was a very strong downdraft???
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As this was a significant event, I think the moderators should consider this as a special topic as a port worker was killed as a result of this event.
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Re: Papatoetoe Tornado - June 19

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NZ Thunderstorm Soc wrote: Sun 20/06/2021 00:12 As this was a significant event, I think the moderators should consider this as a special topic as a port worker was killed as a result of this event.
Yes, good idea. Done!
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Re: Papatoetoe Tornado - June 19

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For the records, M.S 120km Radar image at 7:52am as the convergence line was moving over Auckland.
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Re: Papatoetoe Tornado - June 19

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I'm reading online (Radio NZ) that a thunderstorm warning was issued by MS for Auckland yesterday morning. I can't remember seeing that warning, there is nothing on their twitter feed for https://twitter.com/MetServiceWARN . Does anyone recall a warning by MS or have the details of that warning?
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Re: Papatoetoe Tornado - June 19

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yeah nah
there was no thunderstorm warning
someone is trying to rewrite history
but there was severe thunderstorms and possible tornado for Northland on the thunderstorm outlook page, issued at 8am
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Re: Papatoetoe Tornado - June 19

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it must be getting near the strength of the famous Hamilton one
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I had a look at some of the damage yesterday afternoon, the damage path I looked at was around 100m wide.
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Re: Papatoetoe Tornado - June 19

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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uJ8kUKppt ... Sy_LlMosOA

This was shared on Facebook by Oklahoma’s KOCO5 meteorologist Michael Armstrong. Decent video.
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Re: Papatoetoe Tornado - June 19

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amazing footage
good you were able to work out damage width Simon
100m is a really decent tornado for NZ!
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