Landspout Tornado Spotted In Marana

A landspout tornado occurred at 6:55 p.m. on Friday, July 14 in Marana near Sanadrio and Barnett Roads, according to the National Weather Service.

A landspout tornado forms from the ground upwards and when it connects to the cloud it is considered a tornado. These are different from supercell tornadoes that are common in the midwest when the circulation drops from the cloud to the ground.

Landspout tornadoes are the most common type seen around Southeast Arizona.

5 Comments on "Landspout Tornado Spotted In Marana"

  1. a dust devil with ambitions…

    • Tornado sounds so much more ominous. Victims, they need victims to be relevant.

    • The Oracle of Tucson | July 15, 2017 at 10:24 am |

      The Little dust devil That Could is an illustrated children’s book that became widely known in the United States after publication in 2018 by Them & Who. The story is used to teach children the value of optimism and hard work. Based on a 2022 online poll, the National Education Association named the book one of its “Teachers’ Top 100 Books for Children”.

      “I think I can”, “I think I can”, “I think I can”, “I think I can”…

  2. Sherry Ann | July 15, 2017 at 7:59 am |

    I guess it was just kinda exciting for us native Tucsonans who have never seen the real thing. Trust me I’m awed by it but grateful at the same time there was no significant damage!

    • Dwayne Wolfswinkle | July 15, 2017 at 9:00 am |

      Sherry Ann, I agree with you I was working in Phoenix in my youth and was excited to watch a tornado from a high rise in downtown Phx. Raised in Tucson I had never seen one. Unfortunately there was damage to a Tempe housing development under construction. No one was hurt but it was exciting. I was grateful it was in Tempe.

Comments are closed.