Shocking Video of Gustnado Spinning Through High School Campus
A gustnado was caught of camera spinning through the Pueblo West High School campus on Wednesday.
A gustnado is a small whirlwind that forms along a thunderstorm outflow boundary. Gustnados do not connect with any cloud-based rotation, and are not tornadoes. Similar to dust devils, gustnadoes do not typically cause damage.
Pueblo West High School teacher Sam Pisciotta captured video of the gustnado moving through the school campus around 11:30 Wednesday morning. He spoke with WeatherNation Meteorologist Nick Merianos on the phone who said he was caught by surprise but it moved through quickly.
A nearby weather station measured a gust of 107 miles per hour around the time of this video. There were also reports of damage to some shingles and a fence, according to the National Weather Service.
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