Bennington Tornado: Broader View

Bennington Tornado Broad View

Here is a wide-angle view of the long-lived, nearly stationary Bennington tornado during one of those transitional phases between cleanly visible and rain-wrapped, as a heavy cascade of rain and hail descend through the occlusion downdraft at cloud base (turquoise area).  Given its erratic, very slow movement and EF5-level winds sampled by mobile radar, this tornado could have done catastrophic damage simply by grinding away on any given spot for many minutes with 200-mph gusts.

1 NW Bennington KS(28 May 13) Looking W
39.0409, -97.6126

Like it? Love it? Share it!Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPin on PinterestEmail this to someone