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Scud

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Winter and early spring can produce tornadoes. April and May is "Primetime."
Personally I consider myself one of the best winter weather forecastors. My experience with severe weather is limited by my position under the bed. I introduce this thread as a chance to pose questions to those who know. That's how we learn.
I will start. It has been my video observations that really big, potential EF5 tornadoes have a broad circulation that produce several EF1 and EF2 tornadoes before the main circulation goes to ground. Am I right?
 

Lori

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Winter and early spring can produce tornadoes. April and May is "Primetime."
Personally I consider myself one of the best winter weather forecastors. My experience with severe weather is limited by my position under the bed. I introduce this thread as a chance to pose questions to those who know. That's how we learn.
I will start. It has been my video observations that really big, potential EF5 tornadoes have a broad circulation that produce several EF1 and EF2 tornadoes before the main circulation goes to ground. Am I right?

Do you mean multi-vortices?
 

Scud

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Yes multi-vortices seems as good a description as any. I see some get well formed, maybe F-1 or F2.. The main "tornado," seems much broader. This seems to be characteristic of F-5's, maybe not. I grew up in the south, there, we spent more time running from them, than studying them.

As I grow old enough that it doesn't matter when I die, I can bring myself to watch the storm chaser videos. The beauty of the phenomena and the adrenaline rush seems apparent. I have my own addictions. An Arctic push. A Gulf Low moving NE to Cape Hatteras, and wind driven snow with rates of 4 inches per hour, not to mention a vodka and tonic.

 

DRob

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I feel the recent Jonesboro Tornado should be brought into this.

The video from that tornado is amazing to show how they gain in strength.


Watch this! The main action is around 1:15 which shows the small tornado basically double in size around 1:25.

No tornado compares to the El Reno tornado, that tornado was massive!
 
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