The tornado of Talavera de la Reina on September 3, 1880

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Víctor M.S. Carrasco
José M. Vaquero
Ángel Ballesteros
María Cruz Gallego
José Agustín García


On September 3, 1880 a probable tornado caused significant damage in the city of Talavera de la Reina (Spain). In this work, we analyze the original description made by an observer of that time about this phenomenon and the meteorological conditions for that day. The potential formation of a tornado was possible according to our analysis. This would be the first record of a tornado in the region of Talavera de la Reina prior to 1975. According to the original description, we could estimate the intensity of this tornado as EF2 (in the Enhanced Fujita Scale).


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