|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
Small rope tornado near Otis.