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Scorpion Stinger Tornado

Scorpion Stinger Tornado

Underneath some striking storm structure, the Phillips tornado's condensation funnel evolved from a stubby bump to this contorted form resembling the painful end of a scorpion. The small debris cloud beneath the "stinger" confirmed its status as full tornado. Although this vortex wasn't very long-lived, it would have made a fine finale for a productive storm-observing day, just on its own merit. Instead, the next one stole the thunder (pun intended).

5 ESE Phillips NE (17 Jun 9), Looking W