SCARY TORNADO IN NORTHERN TEXAS LAST NIGHT! (credit: Whit White via NWS Amarillo, Texas)
DISCUSSION: As a weak pulse of energy made its way across the South-Central United States last night, the combination of strong deep-layer vertical wind shear and robust convective instability led to the atmosphere responding in the form of strong to severe thunderstorms across Northern Texas, Western/Central Oklahoma, and Western/Central Kansas. As seen in the video below as captured by Whit White prior to being shared publically by the National Weather Service office in Amarillo, Texas, there was a very impressive tornado which formed in association with an intense high-precipitation supercell thunderstorm later yesterday evening! Note towards the end of the video, you can clearly see the rapid formation of the funnel and the descending of the funnel cloud down to the ground and being officially declared as a tornado! To learn more about other high-impact weather from across the contiguous United States, be sure to click here!
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