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Is this a tornado?

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I think it is - there appears to be a very faint debris cloud at ground level. Due to the sheer length of the funnel, i'm willing to bet there was circulation on the ground at least.

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Probably what is known as a Landspout. A funnel with debris that is not associated with a mesocyclone.

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On 03/09/2019 at 00:10, Another Kent clipper said:

Speaking of which, i often wondered what this was that I saw a few years ago. 

https://youtu.be/m_xGSMUVFvY

That's smoke right?

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its a funnel cloud..very common here during the summer months esp when under cool unstable conditions

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Technically if a funnel cloud touches the ground it can be considered a tornado but those brief tube-like formations are often seen and can develop into fascinating ropelike structures.
If it touches down the effect would be more like a dust devil than a tornado - these can be spectacular enough with loose material such as hay, litter, tents (!) being lifted into the air.
When baling hay in early july two significant devils crossed a field here, the worst removed a significant area of loose hay which gently rained down for a surprisingly long time afterwards.

 

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Isle of Wight one is defo a Tornado you can see the circulation on the ground in the distance.

Cheshire one is NOT a Tornado, Zero rotation and its a white smoke plume,

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