Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Got incredible footage of a photogenic, monster wedge tornado near Bennington KS today! Video is below! First 10 minutes are of the wall cloud developing and cycling...tornado touches down at 10:05.
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Pulled down 6 tornadoes over a 5 day chase trip last week, including 4 incredible close-range tornadoes near Rozel, KS. The first one of the day was the strongest, garnering an EF-4 rating.
As we came out of the rain curtains after core punching the storm from the north, a huge cone tornado appeared out of the mist, backlit by the sunset.
We got closer, eventually watching a second tornado develop and rope out about a half mile in front of us.
We blasted back east after the second tornado had dissipated, and captured the third tornado of the day from 1/4 mile away!
This third tornado was the most beautiful and photogenic tornado I've ever witnessed. It cycled through several different shapes, eventually re-forming as a rope tornado under a brilliant mammatus-filled sunset behind us.
I'm still editing the video from this day, but it'll most likely be a week or two until I'm able to finish up. In the meantime, looks like there's solid chances of tornadoes in Kansas the next two days, with a dryline play in SW Oklahoma Wednesday to finish out my trip!