Ok, we've all seen the dramatic Tuscaloosa tornado with it's squid like external 'tentacle' vortices. That tornado IMO looks incredible as tornadoes goes and likely ranks amongst the very top, but what are those freaking War of the Worlds like tentacles? I don't remember seeing tornadoes sporting those in the past. The first time I saw them was last year on my Goodnight Tornado. I loved them then, but the Tuscaloosa torn has them all over and they seem to be fairly long lived and generated regularly? What are these things? Can anybody explain them? How many of you have seen or chased tornadoes with them? Show your pics! Seriously this seems like some cool stuff. Perhaps they are a sign of a very violent tornado or perhaps a type of multi-vortex with one main parent circulation? However, unlike satellite tornadoes these typically are not on the ground. Makes me now wonder again about the Ft Leonardwood tornado pic and it's odd vortex crossing it. If anyone knows the science of these things...let's here it please. Here's a pic of my Goodnight torn (it had many faces and looks during the 20 minutes it was down).