Tags archives: Renfrow

  • Between a Mesocyclone and a Tornado

  • The rising dust under this ragged but rapidly rotating wall cloud also was moving around in a closed circulation—just not as visually intensely as the clouds above.   If I had to guess, it was near the margins of the lower EF0 wind threshold of 65-mph three-second gusts, but of course this storm did not have a mobile radar o[...]
  • Striations over Funnel

  • After intercepting a small, singularly tornadic supercell in southern Kansas, attention turned to a much larger storm in northern Oklahoma that tried very hard a few times but couldn't spawn a surefire tube.  Storm size isn't everything!  The funnel cloud at lower right was one such attempt, but overshadowed by the dramatic [...]