Landspout tornado spotted from Highlands Ranch

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A Landspout Tornado was spotted from Highlands Ranch Friday afternoon.

Viewer Jennifer Mravich shared this photo just after 4 p.m. showing the funnel rising up from the ground in the direction of Aurora and Parker.

A landspout is "a tornado with a narrow, rope-like condensation funnel that forms while the thunderstorm cloud is still growing and there is no rotating updraft - the spinning motion originates near the ground", according to the National Severe Storms Laboratory.

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