Tornado or Funnel?

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Hey Alex, what research are you referring to? Is there a paper that was recently published on the subject?
Jeff, I am referring to this research:

Dr. Houser gave a similar talk at the 2018 Iowa NWA Severe Storms Conference and at the 2018 Severe Local Storms Conference. I am currently not aware of a paper published by her team on this topic. It seems that when it was presented recently at AGU, various media outlets picked up on it, resulting in it getting a lot of attention.


Mar 1, 2004
Lansing, MI
So help me understand the line of thinking... If we see a TVS and issue a warning, and a tornado occurs afterwards, you (this research) is saying that the warning was issued too late because the tornado formed prior to a circulation aloft? That's going to be a hard sell ;)