VORTEX2 2010 - Jeff Frame
Ghostly Funnel

Ghostly Funnel

As the center of rotation passed to our south and then moved off to the east, an almost ghostly funnel faded into view behind the rain curtains on the back side of the mesocyclone. The radar was seeing a tornadic circulation on the ground at this time, proving once again that the funnel need not be in contact with the ground in all tornadoes. Looks east from just north of Booker, TX, on June 13, 2010.

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