July 2023

Mesocyclone and Mesocyclone Causes

Overview A mesocyclone is a powerful vortex column (usually appearing as a funnel cloud) that arises from the surface of the water. Some occur with cumulus congestus clouds, some with cumulonimbus clouds, and some with cumulonimbus clouds. They are generally tornadoes, not supercell thunderstorms, which occur at the surface. They are usually weaker than tornadoes …

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