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October 29, 2006

GR2 Analyst graphics of Oct 26th Minneola, KS area tornadoes

Filed under: General Weather & Forecasting,Oct 26, 2006,Special Cases — Mike U @ 7:56 am

I’ve made a couple images from GR2 Analyst of the storms I chased on the 26th.  The first is at 2135 UTC (4:35 pm CDT) during the time I photographed this tall dusty tornado. (click on the images to enlarge)

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Here’s the second at 2143 UTC (4:43 pm CDT) during the time I photographed a beautiful tornado about a mile to my southwest:

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2 Comments »

  1. Beautiful Mike! Those 3-D images are amazing! Especially cool is the tornado put into the image to scale, very interesting. So were these mini-supercells?

    Comment by Fritz — October 31, 2006 @ 7:41 am

  2. Fritz, this was incredible to look at on the GRAnalyst. The storm that was most certainly a supercell was the one that evolved around 2200 UTC (5pm CDT) between Minneola and Bloom, north of Highway 54. If you look at the Level II data in the 3D volume, you see the incredible “finger” (or Erik Rasmussen’s “blob”/”descending reflectivity core”) jutting down the backside of the storm. It’s all small scale, too, as echo tops were right around 30,000 ft.!!

    Comment by mike — October 31, 2006 @ 3:53 pm

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