Found a Brazilian mult-vort wedge video:

Holy Cow!! That is awesome video. I vaguely remember some other tornado video from Brazil, possibly the same tornado, but this is awesome. I wonder how many other Non-United States tornado videos are out there and have been missed by the storm chase community.

There are a couple on Tornado Video Classics (?Spain), plus some from Australia and England. I also vaguely remember some cool South African footage.

Bill Hark
 
WOW!! That is really neat to see a tornado that size, in brazil. The elevated camera angle gives you a cool downward looking view to see better near the ground, some higher quality footage would really make my day!
 
Yowsa! Gotta love that anticyclonic motion too. :) Very impressive video.
 
I happened to be in Brazil at this time and remember the locals commenting about a major tornado in Sao Paulo. I did not have access to a tv or newspaper but tried to find something about the event when I returned to the US. Awesome footage, to think I was in Brazil during peak U.S. chase season and I could have chased in Brazil. LOL.
Jerry Funfsinn
 
Thanks for sharing Damon. I just absolutely love those sattelite vorticies rotating around and the transformer flashes. It is menancing to say the least. Damage assesments were F3.
 
NUTS COMPLETELY NUTS!!! That would be quite a twister in the states!! (Even more so if it was Anticyclonic)


That almost threw me as well. But Cyclonic flow South Of The Equator is the opposite of what it is in the North.
 
Very nice! I really didn't know that brazilian tornadoes could become so strong...Anyway Argentina and Brazil are starting to get interesting in the last year...
 
That's some pretty sweet video! The rotation looked strong, but not overly impressive (I think the Andover comparison is correct in the sense of tornado shape, but not rotation).

As Michael Moss pointed out, the tornado was cyclonic. :) It's weird trying to get your bearings on which direction the photographer was looking.

Gabe
 
That is still a bit strange to see. Even stranger to see Tropical Systems do that as well!!
 
It is so strange to see. I think all of us are (at least I am) so used to, it seems from birth, seeing tornadoes go in the "right" direction. It just doesn't look right at all! Thanks for the post!
MP
 
I've always been fascinated by tornadoes and other severe weather in the Southern Hemisphere. Not only in Australia, but also in South Africa and South America, too.

About that link Damon posted originally, there is an English version of that Brazilian site - and interestingly, it has even more pics of Brazilian tornadoes than the Portuguese language version! (unfortunately, the additional links aren't in existence when you click on the additional pics)
http://www.lemma.ufpr.br/ernani/torbraz.html

Also a link to a supercell in Argentina:
http://www.lemma.ufpr.br/ernani/pampero_e.html

As for that video of the Brazilian tornado, I knew about this since late May from another non-weather forum which is regularly visited by a highly international mix of users, including Brazilians. That tornado in the video looks somewhat like the 1987 Edmonton tornado (see my avatar!).

I'd imagine that not only would tornadoes rotate cyclonically in the Southern Hemisphere, but also the supercells as well, and I also believe they'd have a reverse configuration to their counterparts north of the Equator. I believe I've seen this kind of reverse configuration happen in Australian supercells, especially in Doppler radar images from southeast Queensland (around Brisbane), New South Wales and Victoria. It's all in the Coriolis Effect.
 
Rafael Ketelhohn is a chaser in Argentina that posts some good shots to the Lightning list from time to time. They seem to have active storm patterns year round with multi-day events common.

Not sure if Rafael is on ST, but here is his site:
http://www.redesdelsur.com/clientes/sanjua.../rayo/index.htm

Rafael has a great vantage point from his house and has got some nice lightning shots.
 
It's insane to think about Severe Weather in other parts of the world. The United States always has the dominance on the reporting of severe weather and our "Tornado Alley"

But some of the world's most violent storms actually occur more so in Coastal Australia.
 
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