Stormy Weather


What is a landspout?

A landspout is, technically, a tornado, albeit a very weak one. Landspouts generally form from non-supercell storms. Despite tending to be less strong than other tornadoes, they have been known to cause fatalities and should still be avoided at all costs.

A waterspout is seen off the coast of the Florida Keys. (photo by Joseph Golden, NOAA)

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