Saturday, May 15, 2010

05122010 Chase Log

Wednesday's storm forecast wasn't as apocalyptic as Mondays and looked to squall out quickly. 

Needless to say, when this storm blew up, it exploded and had several tornado warned cells out west and up north.  These storms were a little more visual than Monday's with less high level moisture obscuring the clouds. 

We made it out near Colwich and moved up to Bentley where there was a tornado warned cell.  The wall cloud was very visible west of town. 

Unfortunately, shooting into an area heavy with moisture obscures definition.  
 I was able to get on the radio with Entercom radio and KAKE TV with reports.  The wall cloud has very slow rotation and little definitions coming out of the bottom of it, but didn't produce any strong funnels.

The wall cloud dissipated fairly quickly and reformed creating a rather large funnel that showed and dissipated. 

There was an impressive storm in Goddard that was building that seemed to pull a large amount of moisture and updraft from this storm quickly.  The storms seemed to fight a little for power and ended up squalling out. 

We made it back to town see another storm coming in.  It wasn't impressive until around 8pm.  A severe thunderstorm can through and caused a large microburst in Towanda.

By the way, this is the new chase vehicle.

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