Saturday, May 22, 2010

Bowdle, SD Tornado 05-22-10

The MSU storm chase team targeted central SD for the potential for supercell storms. As the forcing moved into the region deep convection began to develop and quickly congealed into a single storm. As the storm matured the team positioned itself just ESE of the mesocyclone. The storm quickly produced a rapidly rotating wall cloud and soon a tornado (see video below). The team moved south and east in an attempt to stay with the storm. The tornado became rain wrapped quickly, but we were able to get a couple of more glimpses at it through the evening. More images and video will likely be posted once we have some down time.

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