Thursday, May 22, 2008

5/22 chase report with 3 tornadoes in kansas

Jon Merage and I woke up in Colby and travelled south to Scott City, Ks. It wasnt long before the first supercell formed to our southeast. We tracked the storm north where we witnessed a brief tornado near Monument Rocks, Ks. We continued north past I-70 where we witnessed the rope-out of a tornado south of Hoxie. After that, we headed east of Hoxie where we filmed the birth and almost full life of a large tornado. The tornado started out as a multi-vortex cone and quickly morphed into a large, full condensation cone with violent movement. Some may have called it a wedge but I like cone better. We tried to follow the storm north but encountered downed power lines and broke off the chase. We are in McCook tonight and wont have far to drive for a very similar setup with fast northerly storm motions. I will have pix up soon.

1 comment:

sknr31 said...

That's cool u were on the similar chase...just overlooking ur season since ur a Coloradoan chaser