- Portmanteau of gust front tornado (Wiktionary)
“A gustnado is a shorter name for a gust front tornado and it is commonly mistaken for a tornado.”
“Another time, I was in a brick apartment when a "gustnado" swept through Tallahassee.”
“Here it is believed to have been a "gustnado" instead of a tornado.”
“there is some debate whether this footage shows true evidence of a tornado, or possibly an intense gust-front or "gustnado", a swirling vortex on the leading edge of damaging, straight-line winds.”
“Scott Culpice, a National Weather Service meteorologist, said today the Winchester-Larsen damage was likely the result of "some sort of a low end tornado, maybe a gustnado.”
“The gustnado in Addyston was ranked as a F-1 and destroyed one house and blew a roof off a garage.”
“It likely formed just west of the Harbor Tunnel area along the strong gust front as a gustnado.”
“It lasted much longer than a gustnado, and was probably in existence, based on radar data, for over 5 minutes.”
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