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I was eager to get in front of the storm so I wouldn't miss anything.
This year I was missing tornadoes by just minutes and I did not want that to
The storm cloud was very active and showed plenty of rotation in the base of it.
At this point a wall cloud begin to form and define itself so I stopped along the way
to get a few photos of what I expected would be a tornadic cell
Rotation was visible throughout the wall cloud as it wound tighter at the base
As it tightened at the base it became more defined forming into a more circular shape.
About 1.5 miles from the sign posted for the city of Masters, the storm seemed to
freeze in place so I pulled off the road.
Master is a town that really doesn't exist but is on the map and still has a sign
posted along the road.
Don't look for a real city you wont find it. Colorado has many of these old west
cities still marked along the road years after the city faded into the history books.
So parked right along side of Hi-way 34 I sat for the next 30 minutes and filmed the
formation of a tornado.
This picture was taken about 2 minutes before the first ground disturbance was
observed. The wall cloud showed strong rotation. It was at this point I knew it
was going to produce a tornado
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