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Not a Tornado!

Not a Tornado!

At the time I snapped this picture, I remarked on video that this cloud might be reported wrongly as a tornado. Not 5 minutes later, it happened: A tornado warning came over my weather radio for its location, based on "several spotter reports of a tornado." It was actually a large, low-hanging, non-rotating chunk of cloud material along an inflow/outflow interface in the distance, whose base-to-ground gap was obscured by a thin layer of outflow dust in the foreground. Multiple spotters had ignored, or failed to notice, that this thing was not rotating, in turn causing a false-alarm tornado warning. Further, this non-tornadic "tornado" has not been removed from official records, and probably never will be.

6 W Hale Center TX (15 May 95) looking N.