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Watch: Twister Skims Past Bystanders

Gusts reached an astonishing 193 kilometers per hour this Monday when a tornado struck western North Dakota, National Geographic reports. In this dangerously up-close viral video, the twister seems to be just meters away from two stunned men. Only 30% of supercell thunderstorms result in a cyclone, which require just the right conditions, including strong winds that change direction and warm moisture near the ground.

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