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14 July 2012

Tornado/Land Spout On The Eastern Shore of Virginia Today

This was probably a water spout over land, but the thunderstorm was very intense and it may have been a regular tornado. The damage was light but there was some power outages and trees down, along with some minor structural damage. The storm formed along the sea-breeze and the local changes in wind direction likely helped to produce the rotation that was stretched vertically by the updraft, and formed the funnel. Notice that the funnel forms in the updraft part …


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