Tornado at beginning of life - condensation funnel has not yet reached ground.
However, dust cloud at surface indicates tornado touchdown.
During "Sound Chase", a joint project of NSSL and Mississippi State University.
Image ID: nssl0053, NOAA's National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) Collection
Location: Oklahoma, Cordell
Photo Date: May 22, 1981
Credit: NOAA Photo Library, NOAA Central Library; OAR/ERL/National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL)
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