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:
Two days of rare September severe thunderstorms in Pennsylvania have dropped tornadoes and funnel clouds, and I was able to chase some of them.
There are quite a few notable low pressure systems or "cyclones" worldwide today. One of them, Typhoon Meranti, is the biggest in a while.
On the evening of September 5, 1996, as Hurricane Fran approached the North Carolina coast, I embarked on my first-ever hurricane storm chase trip.
Twenty years ago, Hurricane Fran roared into eastern North Carolina, and I was there -- and I've got the VHS tapes to prove it.
Until yesterday, Hurricane Wilma was the last Hurricane to strike the state of Florida, 11 years ago.
Hurricane Irene caused over $16 billion in damage in 2011. A the 5-year anniversary, I look back on my experiences with the storm.