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Gustav Generating Conditions Conducive to Tornadoes

The short loop below is from the National Weather Service radar.  The loop ends at 4:38 pm EDT (you can watch the time references on the lower left.  Notice the rain bands that are drawing their moisture up from the SSW (warm, humid air from the Gulf of Mexico).  So, the storm is still being fed by the primary source of energy for all hurricanes, tropical storms, tropical depressions, tropical waves, lines of thunderstorms and individual thunderstorms – the latent heat of condensation.

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Short Radar Loop from NWS

Short Radar Loop from NWS

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