Apr 28, 2014

Storm reports

Seems like Missouri missed most of the bad stuff yesterday. We saw several wall clouds and funnels but only one actual touched-down tornado - just west of Joplin.

Unfortunately, the hills and trees and houses kept us from getting good pictures on this one. Also, it was a short-lived tornado. A quick reposition after that fell apart got a beautiful wall cloud that started to drop a funnel but didn't make contact with the ground... but was very photogenic:

We tried for a few more intercepts but didn't get a whole lot - some very black clouds, and hints of funnels and walls forming, but nothing solid enough to sit on and watch. With about 90 minutes of daylight left, we started heading north towards home, and were gifted with these views:

Long day - 400 miles in the back seat of a Chevy Silverado over about 13 hours - but well worth it and I'll happily do it again.

13 I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. 14 It shall be, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud; 15 and I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. 16 The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.
Gen. 9:13-16

Thoughts and prayers with the folks in Vilonia, Arkansas and the other places that got damaged yesterday... these storms really aren't anything to fool around with.


Jennifer said...

They are beautiful even if they are deadly. Nice shots

Bubblehead Les. said...

Think it's going to be pretty easy to do some Storm Chasing this year. Be Careful out there.

And yeah, Indy was Great! Since Cleveland-Nashville is about the same drive time as you are now facing, I'm already blocking out the Travel Time for the Con. Hope to see you there!

Jennifer said...

And because I can't resist:
In Oklahoma, storm chase you.

Old NFO said...

Be careful, and do good!