April 17 2004 Kossuth County Iowa
Supercell erupting east of Emmetsberg, IA. This cell would go on to produce
the TORs near Mason City, IA
Towers going up near Emmetsberg
HCR's north of Ft Dodge.
Silohuettes as we wait
Feeder band.
Just prior to the TOR warning. Sustained
30kt inflow. Note RDF clear slot.  Looks
Cullen getting some video of development.
Jumped back into the truck as things got a
little hairy. These are corn stalks beating
against the truck.
Leaning into the RFD near Titonka, IA.
Updraft west of Mason City, IA
Right side of the same feature.  Needed one
more hour of daylight!
The base west of Mason City, IA.  The lightning didn't want to cooperate so we decided to bail on this
out of safety.  This did produce tornadoes in Cerro Gordo and Floyd counties just after this.
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