The mainstream news reported several 'mini tornadoes' witnessed my members of the public, with social media linking the buzzword to the events that occurred at Ardmore, although having been at home just three minutes drive away, I can't say I noticed any form of rotational wind myself during the passage of the storm. Gusts of 40 knots had been forecast in NZAA's morning TAF, with the highest gust of the day being recorded as 41 knots (76km/h).
|The rain radar as of 11:20AM on the 18th|
|ZK-AWN ('Merv') resting inverted on the tail of fellow C162, ZK-VCG|
|ZK-JAZ on it's back outside the Auckland Aero Club|
Jaribu ZK-DIZ parked a few meters away also succoured a similar fate, and has been documented over on the NZ Civil Aircraft blog.