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A skipping tornado is a vaguely defined term which refers to a tornado which has a discontinuous damage path. This may be due to several factors:
- The tornado actually lifting from the surface (which technically makes the two damage paths separate tornadoes)
- The tornado passing over a portion of land where there are no structures or vegetation capable of showing damage
- The tornado temporarily weakening so that the winds are below the damage threshold of the structures or vegetation being affected.
See also 
- Charles A. Doswell III (1 October 2001). "What is a tornado? (footnotes)". Retrieved 1 April 2011.
- Charles A. Doswell III (1 October 2001). "What is a tornado?". Retrieved 1 April 2011.
- Tornado trends over the past thirty years (PDF)
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