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Landspout tornado spun up in Glendale Tuesday, National Weather Service says

The National Weather Service confirmed Friday that an EF-0 landspout tornado spun up in Glendale Tuesday.

Parts of the Valley were hit with hail, heavy rain and apparently even a tornado as a storm rolled through the Phoenix area Tuesday.

The National Weather Service confirmed Friday that an EF-0 landspout tornado spun up in Glendale Tuesday.

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The tornado, according to NWS, spent 10 minutes spinning on the ground starting at roughly 4:15 p.m. mostly west of Loop 101 between Northern Avenue and Camelback Road. It had a path distance of 3.5 miles and width of 100 yards.

According to NWS:

"These types of tornadoes form from “the bottom up”, meaning the spin is initially due to features near the ground, which are then amplified by the upward motion in a developing thunderstorm. They can be very similar to gustnadoes, with the only difference being the interaction between the ground and a developing storm above."

The tornado was viewable across the Valley from places such as the airport.

NWS said a survey of the area showed no damage and there hasn't been any reports of damage in the area since.

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