Andover Tornado: Photos and Video

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By Scott Roberts

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This is the first noticeable amount of dirt thrown by the tornado. In the video, it’s easy to see the circulation make it do the ground about 5 seconds before this. The condensation funnel touched down much later.

Multi-vortex tornado

This is about 4-5 minutes into the life of the tornado, just before it entered the city limits of Andover. Clearly, at least three intertwined vortices within the main circulation.

multi vortex
One of four times we noted multiple vortices, though this is the only time I see that more than one appeared to be on the ground.

Power Flashes at Kellogg & Andover Rd

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First power flash near the intersection. I thought at the time it was probably Dillons.
power flash 2
I believe this flash occurred as the tornado hit the YMCA.


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