|Large tornado near the Vienna, Austria International|
Airport on Monday.
Wait, what?!?! Vienna, Austria?
Two days ago a large, dramatic, and yes rare for Austria touched down near Vienna International Airport.
The actual tornado did not strike the airport, but as you can imagine there were flight delays. The twister also argely avoided buildings and houses.
However, the parent supercell thunderstorm caused about $17 million in wind and hail damage around Vienna, says Yahoo News
There's a couple videos of the Vienna storm at the bottom of this post.
Tornadoes do strike Europe from time to time. It seems Italy, Germany, Poland and parts of Russia are particularly susceptible to the occasional twister.
Here's a video of the Vienna tornado taken from an plane on the airport tarmac:
As noted above, the tornado did not strike Vienna proper, but huge hailstones and wind did, causing lots of damage. Here's a video of one neighborhood: