Are dust devils small tornadoes?

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Richard Schaden asked a question: Are dust devils small tornadoes?
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Date created: Sun, May 2, 2021 6:51 PM
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According to the American Meteorological Society (AMS), a dust devil is defined as, “a well-developed dust whirl; a small but vigorous whirlwind, usually of short duration, rendered visible by dust, sand, and debris picked up from the ground.” A tornado, in turn, is defined as, “a rotating column of air, in contact ...

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