HEAD FOR THE CELLAR
KANSAS GOES WILD
Images and text © copyright Gene Moore
The next two pages are an overview of the storms I've seen this season. For a more detailed version check the individual chase accounts. Additional digital images and video captures will be added during the off season.
|Colorado born supercell produces this developing tornado in far southwestern Nebraska. The funnel spins up a dirt cloud in a nearby field.||Tornado crosses the Interstate in southwest Nebraska. One truck didn't get out of the way. High based tornadoes can be deceptive.||Tornado increases in size, but only lasted for a few minutes before dissipating and another snake like vortex hit the ground.|
|Kansas wedge tornado moves off into the night as police try to stay one step ahead.||Photogenic Attica KS tornado moves north of town.||Thick trunk tornado snakes down over Iowa farm.|
|Tornado thins out and appears to be dissipating, but it was only foolin, it quickly intensified as it moved north.||Stronger tornado passes to my north with a churning debris cloud. The orange lighting made the day. A horde of chasers and police vehicles paced the funnel north through a path of muddy roads, some blocked by bridges out signs.||Tornado moves across over fields near Freeport, Kansas. My first view of this tornado found it buried in the haze but soon it moved much closer.|
Tornadoes at Hebron NE, Sharon
KS and NW of Argonia KS
|Wall cloud just north of Hebron Nebraska spins up a tornadic debris cloud, May 22nd, 2004.||High funnel begins to pick up dirt near Sharon Kansas on May 12th.||Tornado lifts dirt in a hollow tube as the debris cloud grows stronger.|
in the darkness. The large trunk had been going on for a long time when a new
tornado formed about 3 miles east and moved to merge. In the darkness it
appeared the small one passed north of the larger.
||Large tornado approachs Argonia, Kansas from the south, but never hit the city.||
Argonia Kansas tornado continues north into the waining daylight.
2004 Season - Page 2
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