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« on: June 06, 2008, 10:34:05 AM »

Hopefully if i've done this right, this link should take you to a video, some say tornado some say dust devil, me, i just think it's great whatever you want to call it!

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk164/liamant/?action=view&current=MVI_1861.flv

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http://www.johnogroat-journal.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/4695/Fishermen_amazed_by_Watten_'tornado'.html
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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2008, 12:39:40 PM »

Cheers Paula,

I post this on the TORRO forum and see what they have to say about it.  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2008, 02:24:55 PM »

Thanks  Kiss
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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2008, 06:07:02 PM »

Consensus thinks it's a dust devil Paula, here's one reply:

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One of the characteristics of dust devils, and one of the reasons why they were so named is that they became visible by virtue of the dust caught in the vortex (rather than water droplets, for example). I wonder whether any comment could be obtained regarding the impressive density of 'dust' in the lower part of the vortex. What, I wonder, was it travelling over? Any chance of contacting Liam Anton or Keith Banks for a further insight? Really interesting to see.

Do you know the area and have any idea what was causing the "dust"?
I'd pop over but it's a wee bit far for a day trip.  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2008, 07:20:16 PM »

ok yes i know the area, it's only a few miles from here, i drive through it on the way to wick.
From the video the dust is being picked up either on a single track road that the houses are on or the fields the other side of the road.... and as you can see by my records and everyone else's it hasn't exactly piddled down for a long time so the ground is very dry.

I reckon you ought to pop over for a day trip, it's only 2 hours to inverness from here  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2008, 12:04:40 AM »

Great vid what a sight thanks for posting.
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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2008, 12:16:28 AM »

As there was no media report of damage, I think it was a Devil.

Fascinating however, and brilliant recording.
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