DISCUSSION: As the severe weather season kicked into high-gear across many parts of the central Plains region of the United States, many people living across various parts of the nation experienced a truly phenomenal severe weather experience in late May. On May 24th, 2016, people living in and around the city of Woodward, Oklahoma bore witness to the occurrence of a tornado in the vicinity of sunset which allowed for many people to see a classic tornado being lit by the natural ambient light from the ongoing period of sunset. Note how during the course of this tornado footage attached above, you can clearly see how the character of the tornado rapidly changed during the course of its existence. During the latter part of this particular tornado footage, you can see how the tornado actually lifts up off the ground and begins to start the process of roping out. This is quite typical of a normal tornado life cycle as time evolves during the course of a typical tornadogenesis cycle.
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