The Chilean Tornado Outbreak of May 2019: Synoptic, mesoscale, and historical contexts

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  • 1 Dirección Meteorológica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
  • 2 Departamento de Geofísica, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
  • 3 Center for Climate and Resilience Research, Santiago, Chile
  • 4 Instituto de Ciencias de la Ingeniería, Universidad de O’Higgins, Rancagua, Chile
  • 5 CEILAP, UNIDEF (MINDEF-CONICET), Buenos Aires, Argentina
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An unprecedented tornado outbreak occurred in Southern Chile, with at least seven tornadoes reported over a period of 24 hours, causing substantial damage, dozens of injuries, and one fatality.

Corresponding author: Roberto Rondanelli, ronda@dgf.uchile.cl

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An unprecedented tornado outbreak occurred in Southern Chile, with at least seven tornadoes reported over a period of 24 hours, causing substantial damage, dozens of injuries, and one fatality.

Corresponding author: Roberto Rondanelli, ronda@dgf.uchile.cl
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