A small tornado has been caught on video on the ground in the Netherlands.
The twister was stirring up dust over tilled land in southeastern Netherlands, near the Germany border, late last Friday, local time.
Although the video did not clearly show a funnel, it did reveal dark cloud bases, confirming that it was more than a mere "dust devil."
Weather observations from nearby Maastricht, seen by meteorologists at AccuWeather.com, indicated that a thunderstorm was in the area at the reported time of the tornado.
Even so, temperature and dew point, key markers used in forecasting tornadoes, were relatively low, suggesting that the phenomenon was an example of a "cold air funnel."
Dutch-language text accompanying the video seemed to indicate that it showed a "confirmed" EF0-rated tornado.
Tornadoes are not unheard-of in western Europe. For instance, "weak" tornadoes are occasionally sighted in the United Kingdom.
Video credit: AlainD86/YouTube
A storm ejecting out of the Rockies will spread rain across the Canadian Prairies, raising the risk of flooding on Wednesday.
Rain and thunderstorms spreading to the East on Tuesday will put the brakes on the warmup following Easter weekend.
While remaining on a localized level through Tuesday, severe weather will ramp up across the Plains on Wednesday.
Although spring may be in full swing, more than one-third of the Great Lakes remains covered in ice.
A potent area of low pressure moving into the West will dictate the weather from Washington to Texas heading into the new week.
After taking a tumble Easter Sunday, temperatures will quickly rebound in Boston for Patriots' Day.
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