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Tornadoes that happened today!

Well, was driving home...checking out the sky, as always. There were storms forming all around me. I was coming through Easton, IL and was just watching the skys seeing strange clouds.

Then I remember I had my camera. I did not want to believe what I was seeing. If you can see the photos you will know exactly what I was seeing!

Called a friend as I did not want to believe what I was seeing. Yes, today, July 28, 2009, there were twisters outside Mason City.

There were a total of 3 of them at once. I could only put 3 pictures on here, and I wanted to share them with you. I just happened to be at the right place at the right time to get these.

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Da'Treonna Monea Shantre'l says ... on Wednesday, Nov 9 at 12:49 PM

luvv yall

Da'Treonna Monea Shantre'l says ... on Wednesday, Nov 9 at 12:49 PM

i will pray for yall that was in a tornado storm

Da'Treonna Monea Shantre'l says ... on Wednesday, Nov 9 at 12:48 PM

omfg i would be so scared because i hate looking at tornados thats scares the fxck outta me and im dead serious and i hate talking about it!!!

Ethan S. says ... on Sunday, Aug 2 at 8:36 PM

As a Skywarn Spotter i know that is a cold air funnel

Ben Sparks says ... on Wednesday, Jul 29 at 1:27 PM

turned 21! I someday hope to go to school for meteorology. Its kinda amazing how i went from scared to death of storms, to now when there are storms i find myself running outside, gathering gear, and heading to spot/chase. Would love to make it west!

Ben Sparks says ... on Wednesday, Jul 29 at 1:26 PM

It was a relativly weak tornado, winds between 80-90mph. After that i went from being scared to death of storms, to being interested and wanting to learn about them. I have been spotting storms for 5years now, begining when i was 16, and i just

Ben Sparks says ... on Wednesday, Jul 29 at 1:24 PM

can become a funnel cloud." -- end of definition To the person who was hit by a tornado...I am glad your OK! That is how i got interested in severe weather...we were hit a tornado while driving when i was 6. Didnt have power for 3 days.

Ben Sparks says ... on Wednesday, Jul 29 at 1:22 PM

but not precipitation. The mixing of cooler air in the lower troposphere with air flowing in a different direction in the middle troposphere causes the rotation on a horizontal axis, which, when deflected vertically by atmospheric conditions,

Ben Sparks says ... on Wednesday, Jul 29 at 1:22 PM

Unlike the related phenomenon associated with severe thunderstorms, cold-air funnels are generally associated with partly cloudy skies in the wake of cold fronts, where atmospheric instability and moisture is sufficient to support towering cumulus.

Ben Sparks says ... on Wednesday, Jul 29 at 1:21 PM

"Cold-air funnel clouds (vortices) are usually short-lived and generally much weaker than the vortices produced by supercells. Although cold-air funnels rarely make ground contact, they may touch down briefly and become weak tornadoes orwaterspouts."

Ben Sparks says ... on Wednesday, Jul 29 at 1:20 PM

issuing a warning. They do this because of the rarity of cold air funnels touching down, and the lack of damage when they do. Not to mention, overkill when you may not even see the funnel. I will the wiki definition of cold air funnel below.

Ben Sparks says ... on Wednesday, Jul 29 at 1:18 PM

They rarely ever touch down and when they do, they are weak, brief, and short lived. Usually when the atmosphere is conducive of cold air funnel clouds the National Weather Serivice will issue a Special Weather Statement...which is 1 step below

Ben Sparks says ... on Wednesday, Jul 29 at 1:17 PM

I meant to say that these are awesome photos! Probably the best i have seen from Yesterday yet! I noticed someone mentioned there were not weather warnings. That was because these were cold air funnel clouds..

Scared says ... on Wednesday, Jul 29 at 10:51 AM

I was in a tornado once comming home from work, there also was no warning, I got out of my car and into a ditch just in time, before the tornado picked up my car and threw it over 150 feet, demolishing it, I was shaking up, but not hurt!

SueTiz says ... on Wednesday, Jul 29 at 10:41 AM

Wow excellent photo and moment!!! And there was no weather warnings yesterday!

Ben Sparks says ... on Tuesday, Jul 28 at 11:09 PM

Did you by chance see any dust whirls or rotation on the ground? If not these were funnel clouds, not tornadoes.

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