Pat Kavanagh of Canada Captures Photo Of A Cloud Trying To Form A Tornado

By on Aug 5, 2011 in Amazing, North America, Weather, World Comments

Pat Kavanagh took a photo of a cloud trying to develop into a full blown tornado from the roof of his house in Taber in Alberta, Canada last month, several international news sites reported on Thursday, August 4, 2011.

The photo, which is shown below, was taken on July 17, 2011. It was said to be a rare sighting as tornadoes are very unusual in Taber.

Kavanagh Tornado
Pat Kavanagh’s photograph of an explosive black storm
Credit: Pat Kavanagh / Caters News

Daily Mail quoted Kavanagh as saying:

It was a nice evening and the sun was shining when I suddenly heard claps of thunder, which was strange.

My wife went to look out the front door and saw the clouds blowing up from the south.

I took one look and headed back into the house to get my camera.

We watched the storm for a few minutes when I noticed that the cloud was starting to spin.

I got my ladder and climbed up on my roof to get a better view.

It never got the momentum to create a tornado, but it did look like it was going to happen before out eyes.

We watched for 45 minutes as it slowly moved back into cloud formation.

The photograph has been featured recently in Yahoo!’s Snapshots of the Week.

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