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Itchy
09-19-2012, 02:37 AM
A chase five days after seeing an F2 Landspout in Avon resulted in a cold core funnel that lasted 30 min visually coming to the ground twice and another funnel after the first one died.

I arrive and a huge line of clouds is feeding into the west side of a storm existing on a massive rotating cold low over southwestern Ontario.

As i was driving up to take a shot of the funnel it drops to the ground

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To the right of this image a huge flank is feeding into this cell

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Believe or not this land spout at this point had multi-vortice properties

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It lifts but the funnel continues, I drive closer and when I stop to take pics it takes a nice cone shape rotating tightly

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I start driving again to get closer as it had a steady path and it came down again!

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Very odd storm with structure as funnel starts sucking off the ground again about 25 min after first time.

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The base in the last shot had some rotating scud sucking off the ground connect with the base briefly

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I drive closer to the original funnel that is still going

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As that one dies I look to my west and see a big funnel roping out to the right of the house. Bigger than it looks here!

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I drive up to that cell and come to a rotating doughnut base with strong rotation and up motion

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