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Tornado Touchdown by links.

StephenLevine

On June 9, 2005, our expedition intercepted a HP supercell near Fowler KS.
We witnessed, from about 1/2 mile away the touchdown of a tornado which became quickly rain wrapped.

What was quite amazing about this tornado was the manner in which it lowered to the ground.
As it lowered, a circular link would develop beneath the visible funnel like a smoke ring, then fill in with tornado funnel as a new link developed below then filled in.

I am curious if any of you have ever seen anything like this during an intercept.
 
I'd need to see video of this to make an accurate response.
 
Unfortunately, we got no video of this event. My videocamera was broken, and the only client with one was so excited that he forgot when he was filming and when he wasn't, so during the touchdowns, we had awesome audio, but with video of gravel and highway.
 
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