SNOWNADO! Watch the rare weather phenomenon spotted in Poland

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A rare glimpse at a "snownado" (KTRK)

You've surely seen video of tornadoes, waterspouts, dust devils, and maybe even firenadoes. But have you ever seen a snownado?

This rare phenomenon has been captured on camera a handful of times, most recently in the mountains of Poland's Tatra National Park.

A strong gale of wind hit the mountains, creating a rotating column of air that lifted up a thin layer of fine snow. Also called a snow devil, these columns of rotating snow normally persist from 30 seconds to two minutes.

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