TORRO WHIRLWIND QUESTIONNAIRE



	We understand that you may have observed a whirlwind, and would be very

grateful if you could provide further information by completing and returning this

form with details of the event. Your cooperation is very much appreciated and may be

of considerable help to our research.

	The questions require answers in four forms; please reply on the underscore

lines __________, in the spaces provided, delete or circle [YES/NO] as appropriate 

or tick the check-boxes [ ] accordingly.



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TYPE OF EVENT

1.	Was the event a definite/probable/possible:

		tornado [ ]  waterspout [ ]  funnel cloud [ ] land devil [ ]

		water devil [ ]  eddy whirlwind [ ]  uncertain [ ]

		

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LOCATION

2.	Nation ____________________

	County (province, or equivalent) ____________________

	City/suburb/estate, or nearest town/village to start and end of track

	________________________________________

	Grid reference (if applicable and known) ____________________



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DATE, TIME & DURATION

3.	Date of event:

		year __________  month __________  day __________  unknown [ ]

	If any part of the date is unknown, please specify the season or any other

	information which might help to give an indication as to when the event

	occurred ________________________________________



4a.	Time of day:

		__________  [AM/PM]  unknown [ ]



4b.	Is the time standard used:

		GMT/UTC [ ]  BST [ ]

		another time standard [ ] (please state if known __________)

		unknown time standard [ ]



4c.	Is the time known:

		exactly (confirmed with digital watch, occurred simultaneously with

		time signal on radio / television, etc.) [ ]

		accurately (not as exact as previous category, but confident of 

		time) [ ]

		approximately (inaccurate watch, time estimated) [ ] ?



5.	What was the duration of event at your location? __________  unknown [ ]



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WEATHER

5a.	Was there any thunder? [YES/NO]

5b.		If yes, was it infrequent [ ]  occasional [ ]  frequent [ ]

		intense [ ]



6a.	Was lightning seen (directly or indirectly)? [YES/NO]

6b. 		If yes, was it mainly cloud-cloud [ ]  cloud-ground [ ]

		about equal [ ]  unknown [ ]



7a.	Was there any hail? [YES/NO]

7b.		If yes, what was the average stone diameter? __________ unknown [ ]

7c.			what was the maximum stone diameter? __________ unknown [ ]

7d.			were the stone shapes spherical [ ]  conical [ ]

			other [ ] (please describe ______________)  unknown [ ] ?

7e.			were the stones clear [ ]  misty [ ]  white [ ]

			other [ ] (please state _______________)  unknown [ ] ?

7f.			what was the duration of fall? __________  unknown [ ]



8.	Please give a short description of weather just before, during and just

	after the event.











9.	Were there any unusual electrical effects (such as glows, balls of light,

	etc.)? [YES/NO]

		If yes, please give further details.









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INJURIES / DEATHS & DAMAGE

10.	Are you aware of any deaths or injuries to humans or animals? [YES/NO]

		If yes, please give short descriptions of injuries and how they were

		sustained, if known.











11.	Was any damage caused by the wind, hail and/or lightning? [YES/NO]

		Please give a description of damage caused by (where applicable) the 

		wind, hail and/or lightning.

















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FOOTAGE

12a.	Are you aware of any photographs taken and/or video filmed of the event?

	[YES/NO]

12b. 	Are you aware of any photographs taken and/or video filmed of the damage 

	caused? [YES/NO]

12c.	If photographs and/or video have been filmed by someone else, please give

	names and addresses where known:











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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

13.	What was the direction of travel of the event? (for example, from SSW to 

	NNE) __________  unknown [ ]



14a.	Please give an estimation of the average path width __________  unknown [ ]

14b.	If possible, please give an estimation of the maximum path width __________

	unknown [ ]



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OTHER LOCALITIES AFFECTED

15.	Did any other localities incur damage (of any type) and/or report the event

	at about the same time? [YES/NO]

		If yes, please state where and give details of damage caused. An

		annotated sketch-map is often useful in clarifying information.



















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OTHER EVENTS ELSEWHERE

16.	Previous to (or more recently than) the described event, do you know of any

	definite, probable or possible occurrence of a tornado, waterspout, funnel

	cloud, other type of whirlwind, damaging hailstorm or ball lightning, in the

	UK or anywhere in Europe, details of which you have not already submitted to

	TORRO? [YES/NO]

		If yes, please give further details on a separate questionnaire for 

		each individual event. Other questionnaires are available for large 

		/ damaging hail and ball lightning reports.



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USE OF INFORMATION PROVIDED

	If this event is of interest to us, summaries of the information that you

	provide are likely to appear in the monthly tornado summary, in the database

	and on the internet; possibly elsewhere, such as in scientific / research 

	journals. Use of contributed material is always credited where possible,

	unless TORRO is asked otherwise. Therefore,

17.	may we publish your name in connection with the report? [YES/NO]



18.	If you have provided, or are willing to provide, photographs and/or video

	footage of the event and/or damage, please tick the boxes to indicate where

	we may use copies:

		lectures & talks [ ]  conference displays [ ]  the internet [ ]

		popular publications [ ]  scientific & research publications [ ]

		television broadcast [ ]



19.	Any profits acquired by TORRO are ploughed back into the organisation to

	further research, to fund lectures and talks, etc.; no personal profit is

	ever made. Please indicate if we may use photographs and/or video footage 

	provided for use in the above-indicated area(s) for:

		non-profit purposes only [ ]

		or profit purposes, where possible [ ] ?



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YOURSELF & CONTACT DETAILS



Please give your:



Name: ____________________  Title, degrees: _______________

Profession: ____________________



Signature: ____________________  Date: _______________



Full postal address:

______________________________________________________________________

County _______________  Nation _______________  Post Code _______________



Your telephone number: _________________________

Your E-mail address: __________________________



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A.	Please write a brief description of the event.





















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UNLESS REQUESTED OTHERWISE, PLEASE RETURN THIS COMPLETED FORM TO:

Jonathan D Webb
Tornado and Storm Research Organisation
PO Box 84 
Oxford
Oxfordshire
GREAT BRITAIN
OX1 4NP

OR EMAIL TO:

jonathan.webb@torro.org.uk


.... thank you for your time.



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