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  • Meso-vortices can be associated with tornadoes, or narrow channels of strong, straight-line winds.

  • Damage associated with a meso-vortex can occur before a distinct bow echo can be identified in reflectivity.

  • Tornadic meso-vortices develop in areas of enhanced convergence at the leading edge of a descending rear-inflow jet.

  • Tornadic meso-vortices are stronger, deeper and longer-lived than ordinary vortices (especially stronger below 2 km).

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