|4-18-04 PDS Tornado Box in Minnesota
Stearns, Wright and Sherburne Counties
|Buffalo to St Cloud to Elk River and back to Buffalo. 1 TOR warned cell, 4 SEV's and a
nasty core punch on a squall line on the way home.
|Just north of Clearwater Lake on the Stearns/Wright
county line. This cell will go Doppler TOR warned about
10 minutes after this pic was taken.
|Same feature about 2 minutes later. Not really a well
defined wall cloud, but the collar was cool.
|Evidently this slight lowering and rotation on
radar is will trigger the TOR warning shortly.
|Same photo with some contrast enhancement to
show apparently a undercut high based wall cloud
and the rain foot.
|Talk about high based! Sheesh! TOR warned cell
now looking north. Nice rain foot though.
|Eric Whitehill called to let me know 1" hail was
falling from this! Great hail core!
|Linear severe cell #2 near Elk River with some
nasty tree dowing winds. No, I did not stay under
the power lines!
|No bugs on the windsheild after this nasty core
punch on the way home! Heading west on 55.
|Linear severe cell #4 near Maple Grove/Plymouth.
Great job by the SKYWARN spotters in the area not
reporting this as a funnel cloud as all outflow!