Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Chase log 05102010
Needless to say we found the wall cloud. At first I thought this was inflow due to the sheer size of it. Until it was fully rotating and heading towards us. Cold wind was shooting into the storm about 45 to 50 mph. Then as the cloud moved overhead, the wind suddenly lifted and we were in silence.
Luckily, the entire storm seemed to be rotating and the wall cloud moved out from over us and away. At such a high rate of speed it was impossible for us to keep up with the storm. They were warning that funnels were spotted near the airport in Wichita.
The storm was followed by a deluge of rain and hail. We drove back into Colwich, nearly needing to stop due to visibility. By the time we took K-96 to I-235 in Wichita we had sunlight to the west and one of the brightest rainbows I've seen.