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Landspout reported in Alpine

Photo of a landspout over Alpine. (Source: Shari LaPlante/Facebook) Photo of a landspout over Alpine. (Source: Shari LaPlante/Facebook)
ALPINE, TX (KWES) -

Easter Sunday's severe weather has led to reports of landspouts in Alpine. 

A landspout is actually pretty different from a tornado.

A tornado actually drops from a cloud that has rotation in it causing it to be very intense and violent.

The cloud associated with a landspout is high based and doesn't have rotation in it.

Usually, landspouts are short lived and weak.

If you see a landspout, make sure you head indoors away from windows.

A Stormtracker 9 Weather Alert Day is in effect. 

For the latest warnings and information, download the free Stormtracker 9 Weather app by clicking here. 

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