WPC: Beginning (of a twister?)

Beginning of a twister

Swirling Cloud

On our recent holiday at Cape Schanck, we were sitting on the balcony of our hotel room, when a loud siren sounded from the National Golf Club (building on the far left) – a storm which had been threatening for a while began to move rapidly towards land, fronted by this amazingly low cloud, which swirled ever so slowly as it came.

I attempted to capture some of its slow swirling motion with my iPhone, as it moved overhead.

For more entries to this week’s WPC, see The Daily Post.

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32 thoughts on “WPC: Beginning (of a twister?)

    • Thanks, Rusha – these challenges are fun, aren’t they? I will use them this year to grips with my new camera, and to start another blog that has been long in the concept stage πŸ™‚ Enjoy the year.

    • Thanks, Christine – it was thrilling to see,and, also, how quickly that storm came in after the siren went off. We were caught in a ferocious storm on another golf course recently, so I think the siren is a very good idea. And, of course, the weather in the Bass Straits is so unpredictable.

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  2. Incredibly unsettling to see clouds take on such enormous proportion and the appearance is terrifying. I experienced two tornadoes when living back east and in the second instance in particular it came on with such rapid force and turned a gorgeous, calm day with brilliant blue sky into the complete darkness of midnight (in mid-afternoon)…and then that proverbial train rolled through…incredibly terrifying and destructive. We were spared much damage and our family and neighbors were all ok. What hell it wreaked on towns and cities further east was horrific. I do not want to ever stare down the eye of the storm again. We had no time to react…just head to a fortified section of our basement and hold on tight.

    • Hello Don πŸ™‚ I cannot imagine what it must be like to experience the magnitude of which occur in your part of the world. I have seen a water spout over the sea, and a small tornado in South Africa, near a place called Harrismith, but never anything the size of what you have experienced. And this cloud did have a particularly unsettling effect – it was unlike our normal storm clouds here. What you say about the speed at which things change is something of which many people are completely unaware; until you’ve experienced it, you cannot imagine it. I am glad that you and your family survived relatively unscathed in those storms.Are you surviving the polar vortex? I read a facetious comment this week that what the Americans are calling a ‘polar vortex’, the Canadians call ‘winter’.

      • Thank you so much! As for the ‘polar vortex’, that phrase is becoming generic! I received an email promotions from one of the large hotel chains we favour when traveling that is promoting “Polar Vortex Getaways”! Please!!

        Living on an island off the west coast of Canada we are blessed with moderate climate and weather conditions. We very rarely get snow and temps are mild, seldom below freezing. We get strong rain storm, sometimes with gale force winds but no severe weather conditions like central/eastern Canada and US. I used to live back east in Central Canada where winters get pretty nasty, as they are currently going through with the vortex system. I truly don’t miss a thing about those winters and after having lived away from that for thirty years I will never go back!!

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