Twin rope tornadoes in Texas skies

No, you're not seeing double.
Sometimes beautiful weather videos are planned ahead of time by storm chasers (like with the supercell time lapse video last week), and sometimes they just happen.

Science teacher Kyle Perri caught not one but two vortexes of forming rope tornadoes in the Texas sky on Wednesday.

A rope tornado, NOAA's Storm Prediction Center explains, can pack even more of a punch than its wider relatives. In fact, rope tornadoes are usually the last, most intense part of the storm.

Fortunately, these vortexes were not technically tornadoes since they never touched down.

That's fine with us. Just as pretty and much less dangerous.
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