Segmented Rope Tornado near Dwyer WY, 16 May 0

Segmented Rope Tornado

Sometimes, the condensation funnel of a tornado breaks up into segments during the final gasps of its lifespan, as in this tornado near Dwyer WY. Still, however, there is one continuous tornadic vortex running through the pieces; and it may be doing damage at ground level! The low-hanging cloud feature at right is not a funnel cloud, but instead harmless non-rotating scud.

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