Landspout tornado - Willcox, Arizona
Landspout tornado - Willcox, Arizona

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Caption   A landspout tornado is seen near Willcox, Arizona, on the afternoon of August 15, 2014. Like most landspouts, this one was rather weak and short-lived, lasting approximately 6 minutes and causing little damage. Tornadoes are rare in Arizona. This one was associated with the updraft of a rapidly-growing monsoon storm. The vorticity associated with this landspout is believed to have been caused by the collision of two outflow boundaries from earlier storms.
Photo Id   w0433-cda3-71a36
Date and Time   August 15, 2014   1:43 PM
Location   Willcox, Arizona
latitude 32° 15' 11.9" N       longitude 109° 56' 3.4" W
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Keywords   landspout, tornado, storm, weather, Willcox, Cochise, Benson, Safford, Tucson, Arizona, AZ, United States
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