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  • n. A kind of tornado not associated with the mesocyclone of a thunderstorm.


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  • Or it possibly could have simply formed via a 'landspout' process.

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  • An F4 landspout hit Colorado a few years back, and landspouts are are caused by significantly different phenomena by definition, they have no mesocyclone.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Pathogens in Harm’s Way:

  • The creation of the tornado may occur because of what is happening just a few yards above the ground, similar to the landspout from weak thunderstorms.

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  • VII THE WAILING FROM the four piece group reminded Gerswin of a landspout when it struck a fast flowing river'screeches, gurgles, and dull thuds.

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  • The questions swirled through his thoughts like the fringes of a landspout, ripping at his composure, tearing at his guts, until the tightness in his stomach matched the stabbing behind his unfocused eyes.

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  • The landspout formed about 3: 15 p.m. MDT Tuesday, about 12 miles northeast of Hyannis.

    Omaha World-Herald > Frontpage

  • A peculiar type of tornado was reported in western Nebraska this week: a landspout.

    Omaha World-Herald > Frontpage

  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration defines a landspout as a tubular, rope-like funnel in which the spinning motion originates near the ground rather than in a thunderstorm cloud above.

    Omaha World-Herald > Frontpage

  • They never saw it coming until the landspout was already on the ground tossing debris about


  • "We were standing by the pond and we heard the wind whip through one of the coops and I looked over and saw the debris up in the air," said Casey Kazmier, who witnessed the landspout.


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