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From landspouts to gustnados: What's fueling Arizona's weird weather events

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 1:25pm
Updated: Friday, October 21, 2022 - 12:59pm

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This past weekend, Phoenix residents were bewildered by what looked like a tornado during a Sunday storm. Photos and videos of the phenomenon went viral, but, it turns out, it was actually a landspout.

So what’s a landspout?

To learn about these and other unique Arizona weather events, The Show spoke with Randy Cerveny, a professor of geographical sciences and urban planning at Arizona State University.

Landspout weather Sun Lakes Arizona
A landspout near Sun Lakes on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022.

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