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.