In fact, here is the Dodge City NWS office during an earlier tornado warning using storm chaser information extensively.
While on the subject of the articles, this illustration was used to illustrate how crowded the highway allegedly was. This is the old trick of proportion. Each of the dots is a little smaller than 1 mile in diameter or more than 300 times the size of an actual car.
I'll let Mother Nature in her majesty take over. These are some of the tornadoes we saw, in the order we saw them beginning at the top:
Some Closing Comments
If you want to read the articles critical of chasing, they are here and here.
The thing that bothered me the most was the criticisms of "chasing for profit." Are you kidding? Someone in New York (where you can't step off the sidewalk without risking being hit by a tour bus!) criticizing storm tourism?? Of course, that article conveniently failed to mention the economic boom to rural America from storm chasing, a topic I wrote about here.
The Washington Post article criticized storm chasers who, in their opinion, get too close to a tornado -- while, in the same article, -- printing three of the "too close" photos.
These articles come off as more than a little hypocritical and, maybe, a bit envious that they were not in on last week's fun.
Please allow me to close by inviting you to come to Kansas (do it safely, allow one of the storm tourism companies to be your sherpa) and see our incredible sky.
Note: I had the wrong link to Dan Robinson. It is now fixed.