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Tornado over Lancaster?!

Tornado over Lancaster. Photo by David Moorhouse.
Tornado over Lancaster. Photo by David Moorhouse.
Well.... who'd have thought it? Little Old Lancaster, where nothing extraordinary ever happens (hardly ever, remember the Earthquake of 2009?), had a tornado - well, a funnel cloud - pass overhead last night.

I heard the storm. I was just putting Tom & Georgie to bed, we'd read a Peppa Pig book where there had been a thunder storm leading to many many muddy puddles, and then we heard the thunder and pouring rain for real. It was really coming down hard!

The tornado surprises me though, because (aside from not being usual up our neck of the woods) when I stuck my head out of the front door wondering where the cat was and why he wasn't begging to come in, there was barely a breath of wind. I would have assumed it would be at least a BIT windy! Fizzy (the cat) made it home shortly after when there was a break in the rain and enjoyed a good rubbing down from me and Jack.

Even without catching a glimpse of the tornado myself I can say the weather was odd. Thunder, pouring rain, and brilliant sunshine all at the same time.

Anyway, just to prove I am not making it up (because when I saw it on Facebook I thought it was a hoax), here's the link to the local paper: http://www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/news/local/tornado-hits-lancaster-1-6664125





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