posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 07:51 PM
Well, I live in Texas, so tornadoes out here are not rare at all.
To hear of one in New Zealand, however, is very strange indeed. From the look of the video, and the damage, I would say that it was an F-1 to an
F-2....which can definitely cause damage. The fatalities were at a construction site? That would make sense, they had no viable shelter to withstand
The radar pic of the storm approaching Auckland shows a definite "hook echo" pattern on the southern edge of the storm cell.
The weather has been weird in many places lately!