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Photo by Robert Hettchen  Coldwater Kansas Chasing tornadoes in April near Coldwater Kansas.
Tornado Reports for April 10th 2005
Time   Location County State Lat Lon Comments
1900   6 W SCOTT STATE LAKE SCOTT KS 3868 10103 ON GROUND FOR ABOUT 2 MINUTES (DDC)
1925   1 N SCOTT STATE LAKE SCOTT KS 3869 10092 PUBLIC REPORT OF BRIEF TOUCHDOWN REPORTED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT (DDC)
2134   2 WSW WAKEENEY TREGO KS 3901 9992 TORNADO BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN AND WENT BACK UP, THEN TOUCHED DOWN AGAIN. NEAR MILE MARKER 124 ON I-70. PICKING UP DEBRIS. (DDC)
2148   4 SE WAKEENEY TREGO KS 3898 9983 (DDC)
2150   9 S OGALLAH TREGO KS 3885 9973 TORNADO SOUTH OF OGALLAH ON HWY 147 HEADING STRAIGHT NORTH. (DDC)
2156   6 S OGALLAH TREGO KS 3889 9973 LARGE TORNADO ON GROUND (DDC)
2157   2 NE CEDAR BLUFF TREGO KS 3880 9970 ROPE TORNADO ON GROUND FOR ABOUT A MINUTE.
2200   10 ESE SAINT PETER GRAHAM KS 3913 9992 TORNADO REPORTED ON THE GROUND 2 MILES SOUTHWEST OF THE JUNCTION OF HIGHWAY 283 AND D ROAD. (GLD)
2207   1 W OGALLAH TREGO KS 3898 9975 TORNADO WITH DEBRIS CLOUD. CROSSING I-70. (DDC)
2259   4 W MILBERGER RUSSELL KS 3872 9899 (ICT)
2305   11 N OTIS RUSH KS 3869 9905 TORNADO WENT THROUGH FARMSTEAD. LITTLE BIT OF ROOF DAMAGE. GOOSENECK TRAILER PICKED UP AND SLAMMED INTO GROUND. TREES DAMAGED.
2306   10 SW RUSSELL RUSSELL KS 3879 9898 (ICT)
2312   5 W GREAT BEND BARTON KS 3836 9890 (ICT)
2324   2 E RUSSELL RUSSELL KS 3889 9882 ROPE TORNADO ON THE GROUND (ICT)
2324   6 W RUSSELL RUSSELL KS 3889 9897 REPORTED BY KRSL/KCAY (ICT)
2331   1 W RUSSELL RUSSELL KS 3889 9887 TORNADO STILL ON GROUND. REPORTED BY KSNW CHANNEL 3. (ICT)
2355   5 S WALDO RUSSELL KS 3905 9880 REPORTED BY KRSL/KCAY. (ICT)

Tornado Reports Graphic
If you  compare this to the SPC tornado prediction maps you see how difficult it is to predict tornadoes and how they changed their predictions throughout the day.

Now look at the SPC tornado prediction maps from the day.  If you used just this for determining your target location for chasing it would have made it difficult to know where to go.
0105 graphic    0600 Graphic  1256 Graphic   1630 Graphic     1953 Graphic

Now look at the soundings from the
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE - Looks very interesting when you see the low level shear.
1200z am LBF     0000z pm LBF

Here are the surface maps that add more light to the days tornadoes.
srfc1341    srfc1627    srfc1932    srfc2202   srfc0110

The Srh shear numbers for the day.
Upper air maps were as follows at 0000z
700mb00   850mb00    925mb00
 

Predicting tornado touchdown locations hours ahead is very difficult as this day has shown.

 

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