Stoughton Wisconsin Tornado August 18,
2005 photos and facts.
say supercell? This first photo was of a text book supercell that was
spinning along the interstate in South Dakota in June. While in Jackson
County it did tornado, with reports of two different tornado touchdowns from
this storm. Here is video of spinning supercells:
Many chasers were on hand to capture the day and the tornadic
Besides the tornadoes it gave us a great photo opportunity of a classic supercell with one of the best storm structures of the year.
The video below starts with a smaller supercell and ends with the monster in
Two different tornadoes were produced by the storm which was verified by spotters
and they stated that they did in fact touch down. The South Dakota June
7th 2005 tornado event was just south of the Badlands and made for a beautiful
place to chase and film the storm.
Tornado Reports June 7th 2005 From SPC
2 W WANBLEE
2 TORNADOES ON GROUND FROM 503 PM THROUGH 506 PM
JUST NORTHWEST OF WANBLEE. FUNNELS FIRST REPORTED AT 450 PM MDT
SOUTHEAST OF POTATO CREEK. (UNR)
3 E ORAL
400 FOOT WIDE TORNADO BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN AND
CAUSED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO FARM MACHINERY. (UNR)
15,000 SQ FOOT CHEMICAL PLANT DESTROYED. TORNADO WAS
30 YDS WIDE AND 300 YDS IN LENGTH. (ABR)
6 W GROTON
SOME DAMAGE TO 3 MOBILE HOMES, RATED F0. TRACK WAS
70 YDS LONG AND 20 YDS WIDE. (ABR)
June 15th tornado in Cheyenne County Nebraska verified by NWS employee
as a full touchdown. Long rope tornado touched down for a short time causing no
damage. Video taken from Weld county Colorado just south of the Wyoming
Tornado Reports June 15th From SPC
3 N POTTER
NWS EMPLOYEE REPORTED (CYS)
Look at this tornado from Brazil (Brasil). Tornadoes in Brazil are
not common, but with relatives in Brazil we were able to get this
tornado. Very rare video of a Brazil tornado brought to you by
tornadochaser.net from May 24, 2005.
June 2nd Jeremy Hart from the UK Top Gear magazine along with the great photographer Daniel
Byrne were on our team. We were chasing in a new Land Rover and caught
wrapped tornado was west of Kirk Colorado just south of Joes Colorado. It also
put down a short lived rope funnel just to the left of this tornado in Yuma
county. About 30 minutes later we intercepted another wider rain wrapped tornado Near Arriba
in Lincoln county. That one was larger and had
suction vortices pulling into the back of the tornado, but unfortunately the
funnel was completely rain wrapped. The suction was so strong even our new Land
Rover was being pulled towards the tornado. I quickly fell in love with the Land
Rover not just because it has a top speed of 150 mph (Major Ticket), but because
it cornered so well and stuck to the road even in rain and dirt roads. I think
Land Rover needs to sponsor us by lending us one for all our chasing all year.
Hey Land Rover, give me a call, please.
Tornado Reports June 2nd From SPC
6 NW COPE
2 E JOES
2 BRIEF TORNADOS TOUCHED DOWN OVER OPEN FIELDS (GLD)
7 S LIMON
On May 25th located south of the intersection of roads 56 and 39 east of
Springer New Mexico we, along with many other chasers caught several nice
funnels spinning down from severe storms. No official touchdowns were reported
Then on May 27th west, southwest of Grenville New Mexico we captured 3 short
lived slow rotating weak tornadoes all touching down. The best of them was this tornado. Chasing
on our team was Josh, Craig, Adam, and Krystallin, which made up our largest
team chase for the year. We were in an area where Doppler radar would have
a hard time detecting these tornadoes. Doppler radar is line of sight
technology, and these tornadoes were surrounded by volcano's and mountains
making them nearly impossible for Doppler to detect them. Amarillo Doppler would
have been the closest to them, and it would have been blocked from detecting
them. While there we had also visited the Capulin Volcano National
Monument where we walked the rim of the Volcano. It made for one spectacular
On May 24th there were multiple tornado reports around Fort Morgan when we
intercepted this funnel worming down from just above us near Snyder Colorado.
Ground debris was everywhere and it was a day where Down drafts caused most of
the damage, not tornadoes.
A few hours later Craig and Josh were so close to a lightning strike that
sparks fell on top of their car as they drove right under a light that took a
direct hit. As the sparks fell on top of their car I wondered if things could
get any crazier as the winds were over 60 mph, and with intermittent times of
hail and heavy rain. Visibility became near zero and forced us to stop driving
several times and wait out the storm.
Tornado Reports May 24th 2005 from SPC
5 N SNYDER
6 WSW STERLING
8 W AKRON
4 W AKRON
9 SW IDALIA
BRIEF TOUCHDOWN (GLD)
May 7th we fought tornado warnings until almost midnight as tornadoes seemed
to train over the same area all day and night in Nebraska. We parked under this
tornado while it was dropping from the storm over our heads. We get out of the
car to see a funnel descending directly onto the top of the car, spinning fast
and furious it quickly pulled up as fast as it had dropped on us. Minutes
later it dropped this very slow rotating weak tornado. Doppler radar was still
indicating a tornado right here,
near St. Paul Nebraska we got this tornado around 7pm. Ruby, who was 16
years old was on our team this year chasing the first week of May. I think Ruby
may just be the youngest girl from England to chase tornadoes in the US ever.
May started out very slow for storms, but at least she went home with one close
encounter. The night tornadoes forced us out of our motel room until almost
midnight. We choose to drive away from the tornadoes rather than seek shelter in
the basement and wait them out. We had to endure 3 more tornado warnings in the
dark before St. Paul was cleared from any more warnings and we could return to
sleep for the night.
April 19th 2005: Short lived tornado just north and east of the Sterling
Reservoir 3:54 pm
We got within a hundred yards of the tornado as it nearly passed over our heads
as you can see in the second 2 pictures where we are looking more upward at the
Sitting just to the north of the reservoir north of Sterling Colorado, we
waited for about 2 hours for the storm to finally pick up intensity and put down
this short lived tornado. It briefly touched down many times, spinning dirt,
leaves and small objects into the air. As the tornado moved closer to us
we sat in the path of it until debris begin to fall around us. Grass raining
from above, most likely pulled from the fields the tornado kept briefly touching
down in. In
this video, grass can be seen raining on us as the tornado neared.
Not much of a tornado, but an easy 2 hour drive made this a fun day to chase.
Small, weak tornadoes make for an easy close encounter, where as if this had
been a larger tornado we would have not gotten so close.