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F5 tornado (winds of 200mph and up) - I grew up in Kansas - known as "Tornado Alley" - have seen several - now live in Texas - still see them - my husband's brother's house was torn apart from an F5 tornado in Kansas...
Sometimes very ominous in appearance, mammatus clouds are harmless and do not mean that a tornado is about to form; a commonly held misconception. In fact, mammatus are usually seen after the worst of a thunderstorm has passed.
Aren't they amazing? I began making up stories to fit cloud shapes when I was six and I still do this from time to time. But occasionally the clouds can speak more eloquently than I ever could...Asperatus Clouds Over New Zealand.