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Glider Pilot Experiences A Wild Ride Around A Tornado
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Glider Pilot Experiences A Wild Ride Around A Tornado


In Oklahoma, a motor glider pilot came within inches of a landspout tornado.

David Evans can be seen in a video going viral circling the funnel cloud that appeared southwest of Oklahoma City on Sunday.

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Evans told The Washington Post on Monday, “It was really pretty.”

According to the National Weather Service, landspout tornadoes are "much weaker and shorter-lived than supercell counterparts, with wind speeds rarely exceeding 100 mph."

According to Evans, the funnel on Sunday was "not that threatening."

According to the National Severe Storms Laboratory, the weather events also have a “narrow, rope-like condensation funnel that forms while the thunderstorm cloud is still growing and no rotating updraft - the spinning motion originates near the ground.”

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