|June 11th 2003
Lyman and Hughes Counties South Dakota
|Gotta love it when your target 24 hours out has the storm of the day go up right on top of you! Peggy Willenberg, Rob Koch, and myself were on this trip. Holy shear!|
|The base of our storm as it goes severe north of Vivian. We can already tell we are in touble as far as a road network and the Missouri River being in the way.|
|Beautiful storm. All we need now is a road going to the east and a wall cloud. This was one of the most beautiful super cells of the year.||The storm passes in front of us as we struggle to find roads to get us east and north.|
|Now we are in business! We have a wall cloud with rapid rotaion and no roads to keep with the the storm!|
|Really get wrapped up now. Rich Gudmunsen to the south sees a brief dust whirl under this feature but we can't get there.|
|We blast north to cross the river at Pierre, SD as another moster updraft explodes just to the east of us.||New camera and bad focus while shooting through the window. This could have been a very pretty picture!|
|Back to the south just out of Reliance, SD. This is going to be a great position if this cell produces!|
|Going east out of Pierre, SD. Check out the hail curtain wrapping around the base on this storm. Still not sure there was not a torn on this.|
|This was a great chase. Memories of Peggy showing off her driving skills in the mud, Rob throwing 2" hail stones at me, and getting passed up by and antelope will keep this chase as one of the best ever.
Thanks Peggy and Rob....I think.
|DOW's confirmed this as a torn. This storm was gorgeous. There are no photos to do it justice.|
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