2004 Chase Season
An overview of this seasons storms
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© copyright Gene Moore
|Spotter calls in a developing tornado near Petrolia TX on 30 April, 2004. This was an unusual tornadic storm for us, it was located on a fast moving cold front. Generally tornadic supercells are on drylines or warm fronts, not cold fronts.||Large funnel approaches highway; a flat debris cloud was seen by some chasers, but it not visible from our location. After this shot I concentrated on shooting video. This was an early tornado, starting at 2 PM in the afternoon.||Following a funnel east toward the Red River. We would lose the storm as it crossed the river near Ryan Oklahoma. More tornado reports were issued as the storm entered Oklahoma.|
|Tornado warned storm just before it crossed the river into Oklahoma on 30 April 2004.||I wish Gene would get back from his chase in Kansas.....these folks just don't feed me enough!||Central Iowa tornado south of Ft Dodge.|
|Continuous lightning keeps the funnel in sight as it churns its way toward Harper Kansas.||
Tornado kicks up a big debris cloud as it approaches a rural road.
Sunlit tornado spins up a spray vortex in the green Iowa fields.
|This was a difficult day, we had to punch through three very heavy storm cores to get to this updraft. The massive funnel aloft produced a small tornadic circulation on the ground. We were looking NW of Bethany, MO on 24 May, 2004.||The large funnel narrowed as a wrapping rain curtain spun around the tornado cyclone. Dry air was getting entrained into the circulation dissipating the funnel.|
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