Rare ‘fire tornado and Giant South Dakota hailstone breaks US record

Posted: August 26, 2010 in Uncategorized

Rare ‘fire tornado’ filmed in Brazil

25 August 2010 Last updated at 08:44 ET

A ‘fire tornado’ has been caught on camera in the Brazilian municipality of Aracatuba, caused by strong, dry winds that fanned wildfires.

A whirlwind of flames spiralling several metres high danced across fields, bringing traffic to a halt on a nearby road, before it disappeared. VIDEO HERE

The phenomenon followed weeks of drought which have sparked brush fires across the country.


Giant South Dakota hailstone breaks US record

31 July 2010 Last updated at 09:10 ET

A hailstone weighing almost a kilo that fell in the state of South Dakota has been confirmed as the largest ever recovered in the USA.

According to the National Weather Service, the hailstone that landed in the town of Vivian eclipsed previous record-setters in Nebraska in 2003 and Kansas in 1970.


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