Site Investigation North Boarhunt, Hampshire Mon 27th Nov 06
I met up with the press Bureau and Local Evening News. My finding were supplied for an additional column tomorrow and for national papers. Reference will be made to TORRO.
A T2-3 tornado Occurred at 1040 GMT 25th November 2006.
Track orientation was north east
Track length approx 800m
Track width max 75m
Debris distribution confirms cyclonic rotation.
Damage included, stationary lorry overturned, wide spread roof damage, brick garage shifted off foundation by two inches, garden walls down and several trees uprooted. Cost estimated into hundreds of thousands of pounds. I found some debris carried over 300m including a large section of garage roof. Roof tiles missing sucked from down wind side of the roof apex. (typical of weak to moderate tornado damage).
Eyewitness report confirms tornado with broad rotation viewed and horses seen to fly around the field. The horses remain pretty agitated as can be expected. Condensation was seen to rotate up to a height of 60ft or so with classic funnel shape at centre. Loud audible whistling noise noted. Hail shower after event and brief but powerful thunder just before. Residence at the scene were very helpful despite all suffering damage of some sort.
Synoptic chart shows triple point having moved through location of event around the same time!