Saturday, April 23, 2011

4-22-11 Chase resulting in St. Louis Tornado

We headed out from KC to central MO to chase and quickly got on a cell South around I-44. We stayed with that until we saw an opening to go after a tornado warned cell East of Columbia. We caught it and filmed some serious rotation and a large wall cloud. It dropped tennis ball sized hail around Warrenton MO which we took photos of and luckily did not drive through. We kept with the storm until we got stuck with everyone else in the St Louis Metro area traffic. A EF3 rated tornado hit the airport as we were stuck in traffic. All in all a great fun chase with the team.

Monday, April 4, 2011

April 3, 2010 MONSTER Gustnado

We headed out on Sunday to Platt City and headed West once the cell started around Junction City. We met it around Perry Lake at which time we saw a huge gustnado. Some are trying to call it a tornado but I never saw violent rotation in it though there did seem to be some. It was a truly amazing sight regardless of its classification. We followed it and the storm back to around Lansing KS where we stopped and took some decent lightning photos. It was a nice early season close to home chase.