Monday, March 23, 2009

Another KS Tornado in 09'

Earlier today our group viewed the brief tornado that occurred west of Ark City, KS on the near the Cowley/Sumner Co line. An intense circulation tightened up over Hwy 166 and produced a very rapid rotating wall cloud/meso that was dragging the ground north of the road. A brief tornadic circulation made it to the ground just south of Geuda Springs where we viewed it from the south.

I'll have a report and with pics and video up within the next few days. Right now getting ready for an intense line to overtake me here in Norman.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Next Chase coming Monday 23rd

Looks like a go for Monday! I have two areas of interest including in Nebraska under a cold 500mb closed low and the other down the dryline somwhere in southern KS or OK. I feel both areas have the capability of producing tornadoes but only time will tell which one to choose. More later as the day approaches.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

A few Video grabs of KS Tornado

We decided to give things a shot in central KS and things worked out pretty well. Started the day off in Wellington and didn't have to wait long for storms to get going. Watched early on as storms struggled but then the Reno Co. storm began to take over. We drove north along Whiteside Rd until crossing KS-61 and stopped to evaluate things. Here we noticed at least 2 brief tornado spinups. After that, raced east on a bad route right through Hutchinson observing some power flashes and quarter sized hail in town.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Tornadoes in Kansas

We viewed at least 2 tornadoes west of Hutchinson, KS around 4pm this afternoon. We got great pictures and video of a multi-vortex tornado of them as it came to within 200 yards or so of us. I'll have some pics and video grabs up later tonight or tomorrow followed by a full report in a few days.