Sunday, May 16, 2010

Landspouts Spotted

Thanks to Clint Berry for sending in this picture of a landspout just west of Steele, Missouri.


Clint says he took the picture between 5:30pm and 5:35pm.

Several landspouts were reported across the Missouri bootheel this evening.

Landspouts aren't what most consider a "tornado". Landspout; a tornado that does not arise from organized storm-scale rotation and therefore is not associated with a wall cloud (visually) or a mesocyclone (on radar).

Here is a second picture of one of the landspouts spotted west of Steele, Missouri this evening.


Landspouts typically don't create a lot of damage. Minor damage could occur, but that is about it.

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