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One of the first tornadoes spotted this year was near a familiar site, Otis Colorado.  Back in an area where Tornado Tim knows the roads well.  In this location there were no roads going south for almost 6 miles.   Getting closer to this tornado was not  possible. This is one of the problems of storm chasing, lack or roads around the tornado. We drove east on Hi-way 34 but by the time we turned south to get closer  it pulled back up into the clouds.

Spinning fast and tight it was a short lived event lasting less than 10 minutes  and was filtered through the rain making it less impressive, but still rewarding.   A tornado watch was issued for the area and as it turns out was needed.    This tornado was spinning very rapidly and was an awesome sight.
In my book you can read about chasing tornadoes and feel as though  you are part of the chase. Tornado Chaser: Life on the Edge

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F0 Tornado Otis Colorado

F0 Tornado Otis Colorado
Small rope tornado near Otis.
 

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