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Category: Chase Logs
Well my phone kept ringing at 9am over and over so I rolled out of bed and picked it up. Turns out it was Andy Gabrielson letting me know that there was a nice supercell a county to the west.  So I jumped into the car went after it. Around Altamont, KS I ran into quarter size hail which was so heavy it covered the road making it really weird to drive on. Anyway that was about it just some hail rain and some lightning. Tyler. 120 miles Left home 9 am Returned 12:30 pm

Well 9-18 wasn’t too bad we saw an amazing wall cloud that was dragging the ground, golf balls finished off the windows and, some really nice cloud to ground lightning.

Here are some pics from the road.

Well this has to be one of the most worthless tornado videos of all time but just in case there is any doubt here it is. Jordan and I where ENE of Beaumont, KS a few miles trying to figure out where in the heck the rotation was in the supercell. As Jordan was turning the car around to head back south to the highway I saw this little tornado out of the corner of my eye. I have no idea how far away we were from the tornado but I would have to guess quite far as it looks tiny in the video. Other then the brief tornado and one amazing long lived wall cloud on the wrong part of a storm we didn’t see much. Their where some 60-70mph winds blowing the car all over the place and causing some nice dust blows and a some really close lightning strikes we got some pics of and that’s really about it.

Here are the videos and stills from the chase click more to see you guessed it more!

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Jordan was on this tornado warned storm in Jasper County, MO 2010-09-02

Jordan took this video from near Jasper, MO looking SW.

When the rain stopes in a 70dbz core with a nice couplet over head you know something is going on! heh.

This was one a blink and you will miss it event! It was a needle touching the ground for 1 min or so! I don't really have a good pic of the touchdown but the pic's and video of the funnel 3/4 the way down came out good!

This was 2 miles ENE of the junction hwy 43/160 in Barton County, MO just west of Iantha, MO.

Here are some pics from after dark in North Central OK.

The gustnados look like the surface of Mars heh. Here are a few quick pics i will get some more up tomorrow. Tyler.
Here are some pics from just south of Council Grove, KS looking north along highway 177.  It was really hard to tell if this was rotating i will look over the pics when we get home. Tyler.


SE Nebraska

NO Tornadoes!

Miles: 627

Well the highlight of the chase was a rotating wall cloud / maybe a funnel. NWS Omaha called us and asked us of the lowering was rotating and being low light it was hard to see but it appeared so at the time. Now looking back over the photos and video it was rotating quite rapidly if the storm could have held on we would have likely seen a touchdown. Thanks everyone for watching The Storm Patrol.