Tornado or Landspout

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Don Brown

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Jan 19, 2009
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One suggestion is the funnel cloud may have actually been a “landspout.” Wayne County North Carolina on Monday evening. A friend of mine reported seeing a funnel cloud and reported it to the NWS, according to meteorologists, no rotation was detected in the system, so no tornado warning was issued. 19264
 

rdale

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Mar 1, 2004
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If it's touching the ground it's a tornado. Given the lack of debris here, and the lack of any damage indicated on the ground, whatever it is - isn't a tornado.
 

rdale

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I'd have to see video to be convinced - but in any event, no damage was detected on the ground and if no damage occurred I'd have a hard time calling that debris from non-existing damage :)
 
Mar 6, 2011
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It looks like your typical mesocyclonic tornado to me. It does not look like your typical Eastern Colorado non-mesocyclonic landspout tornado to me. I would called it a tornado and be done with it.
 

rdale

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A reminder to all- don’t confuse diffuse condensation near the base of the funnel with debris :) Surveys found no signs of damage. No branches down, no garbage cans tipped over, nothing. If it didn’t do a lick of damage on the ground, I cannot fathom how it lifted debris.