Historic Natural Events


    Sept. 28, 1876. Tornado at Cowes.—A rapidly revolving whirlwind, looking like a waterspout or huge funnel, point downwards, approached the south-west shore of the Isle of Wight between Blackgang Chine and the Needles. It passed north-eastwards across the island and reached Cowes between 7 and 8 A.M., doing damage estimated at £10,000 to £12,000. Corn, light articles, and even bricks were dropped on vessels in the Solent, and on the mainland south of Titchfield.

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    Historic Natural Events. Nature 126, 493 (1930). https://doi.org/10.1038/126493a0

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