Chase #5 Evaluation

Posted in Storm Chasing at 11:01 pm by Rebekah

I posted a lengthy chase log on my website, so I won’t rehash the whole story here.

Long story short, we saw two brief tornadoes, near Sand Creek, south of Wakita, Oklahoma (where the film Twister was filmed).

Chase photos and video will be posted soon, but unfortunately I don’t have much footage of the storms and tornadoes as they were moving so fast (and the tornadoes were so brief).

Here’s probably my best photo of the first funnel cloud we saw (click to enlarge), that became the first tornado (there wasn’t a full condensation funnel, just this funnel plus a debris cloud).

And here’s an image of what the radar looked like shortly after the tornado, while it was producing yet another, longer-lived tornado (note the pronounced hook echo). The white dot and circle indicates where we were at the time of the radar image.

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