Tornado Damage Near Lamont OK
Part 2


debris collection on trees tornadic swirl pattern in grass
What's left of these 40 to 50 foot trees collected random debris around the bases.   Note the swirl pattern the tornado left in the grass. The curvature of this pattern would indicate a smaller vortex was traveling along inside the main tornado. These are called suction spots.  


lone survivor rolled car
This was the most amazing shot of the day. One lone tree in a stand of trees that looked like they had been through a war. This cedar tree was able to bend and take the punishment.
  An automobile rolled by the tornado. Actually, this vehicle was not damaged as badly as most vehicles found after strong tornadoes.  

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