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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Fun Times and Frustrating Times
We had a great time chasing tornadoes earlier today except for one thing...we didn't see any "tornadoes," keeping in mind the circulation must be all the way to the ground in order for it to be a tornado rather than a funnel cloud.
One of many funnel clouds that we saw.
Yes, there were tornadoes and yes they did damage (unfortunately). But, we could never seem to get to the correct angle to see the tornado as indicated below.
The location of the tornado is indicated by the oval. Our location is the blue circle. But, as the upper radar image indicates, there was a solid wall of rain between us and the tornado.
So, we had a great time. But, I don't have the great photos I hoped to have for my readers.