Global warming and increasingly strange weather for this period have led to the occurrence of several unusual meteorological phenomena, such as a tornado in Tulcea, Romania.
“Look, he’s making his spindle!”, Shouted a boy rather amazed than scared by the fact that he was near a tornado on the territory of our country. The phenomenon took place in the area of Tatanir village and was filmed by the locals. Tatanir is part of the commune of Chilia Veche, in the Dobrogea region. It is located on the northern part of the county, in the Danube Delta, on the bank of the Chilia arm.
As a reference, for Tulcea County a Yellow Code of bad weather was issued, in the localities Sulina, Valea Nucarilor, Murighiol, Chilia Veche, Mahmudia, Nufăru, Beștepe, Crișan, CA Rosetti, Maliuc, Sfântu Gheorghe, Pardina, Ceatalchioi. The population of several localities in the area was notified through the Ro-Alert system, regarding the mode of protection in case of such meteorological phenomena.
Mihai Huștiu is a meteorologist within the National Meteorological Administration and explained the phenomenon. He pointed out that we are not talking about a traditional tornado, like the ones we have often seen in the United States.
“The parameters did not indicate specific conditions for the formation of a tornado. We also saw the video posted online. It’s a whirlwind of dust. It was formed in conditions of ascending, descending movements. The instability was quite high throughout the day, it was also quite hot, quite high temperatures, 20-21 degrees. It is not a tornado in the true sense of the word.
That vortex, which is formed on dry soil, in the SE of the country, as here, in the Danube Delta area, where there was instability and activities specific to the hot season. Not specific to the end of October. We must remember that the other day we had temperatures of up to 26 degrees, the Black Sea is quite warm, it is 16-18 degrees and hence the great potential at this calendar date. Only today were issued, for Dobrogea, four orange codes and pass yellow codes for imminent dangerous meteorological phenomena “, the official concluded.