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    Incredible Photos, Videos of a Tornado in France

    April 30, 2012; 10:00 AM ET

    UPDATE: A news article by AccuWeather and also this article (in French) has meteorological details. Incredible photos of a tornado (shown below) were captured near Seysses (southwest France) and Toulouse (the capital of the Midi-Pyrenees region, the largest region in metropolitan France) Sunday evening. The MapSpace radar showed a strong storm moving northeast between 7 and 8 p.m. local time:

    Below is a Storify story which I wrote, that captures the storm on video and in photos:

    Beautiful Photos of a Tornado in France 4/29/2012

    More information including a radar image, on my blog at http://weathermatrix.accuweather.com

    Storified by Jesse Ferrell · Mon, Apr 30 2012 09:59:48

    An amazing picture of the storm:
    @reedtimmerTVN Tornado in France at 1900 (loc time). It was near Toulouse : pics : Julie Avetta http://pic.twitter.com/CfOwnex1Maxime Huguet

    A couple videos...

    Tornade à Toulouse | Tornado in France | 29/04/12 | HDtheeadrienn
    Tornade toulouse . My first Tornado in france 29-04-2012krees31jeuxvideo

    This link shows a great collection of MANY photos from the storm:

    Tornade dans le sud Toulousain vue des coteaux | Photolive, toutes les photos météo en temps réel - InfoclimatGoyrans (31), Francele dimanche 29 avril 2012 à 19h17 La base de la tornade prise au téléobjectif. J' ai eu beaucoup de chance de me trou...

    Here is more information via a story:

    RT @earthskyscience: What is being reported as an F1 tornado touched down near Toulouse, France today. Only minor damage. Great photos. http://bit.ly/IMPuoaTim McGill

    The big photo on this page (not the thumbnail) is the best photo:

    Tornado Touches Down Near Toulouse, France : Big PicApril 30, 2012 -- Several French websites - including Meteorologic.net - reported a tornado formed near the city of Toulouse in southwest...

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