“Landspout” Tornado in W. Michigan

The pic. at the top is a still from a video from Sylvia Medina of a “landspout” tornado that occurred Friday evening in Grand Junction, Michigan.  If you check the video at the link, you’ll see something ribbonlike (plastic strips?  someone suggested irrigation hose?) getting hoisted into the air.  The ribbon showed the upward motion and the rotation of the tornado.  Tornadoes come in different shapes and sizes.   Here’s four radar images with notes from Kyle Underwood.  One characteristic of a landspout tornado is no lightning (so not a “thunderstorm”).  We have had discussions about what the response should…