Explained: What is a landspout and how do they form?

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A landspout was spotted in New Mexico and can be seen in the video player above. Here are some characteristics and how to stay safe when they occur.A landspout is a type of tornado that forms from a thunderstorm cloud that is still growing larger. This kind of tornado has a narrow condensation tunnel and develops differently.For landspouts, there is no rotating updraft within the tornado. A landspout normally begins near the ground, opposed to a traditional tornado that forms from the cloud base and moves toward the ground. Damages from this kind of tornado tend to be very weak.If you’re experiencing a tornado threat, the best course of action is to get yourself and others to the lowest point you can inside a structure.

A landspout was spotted in New Mexico and can be seen in the video player above. Here are some characteristics and how to stay safe when they occur.

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A landspout is a type of tornado that forms from a thunderstorm cloud that is still growing larger. This kind of tornado has a narrow condensation tunnel and develops differently.

For landspouts, there is no rotating updraft within the tornado. A landspout normally begins near the ground, opposed to a traditional tornado that forms from the cloud base and moves toward the ground.

Damages from this kind of tornado tend to be very weak.

If you’re experiencing a tornado threat, the best course of action is to get yourself and others to the lowest point you can inside a structure.

Contributed by local news sources

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