Chase Log

April 15th, 2006 Otoe County, NE Tornado

April 15th brought me out to chase. Models were conflicting on the amount of moisture that would be available, but one thing for sure was that all other ingredients would be in place for rotating supercells. By mid afternoon, dewpoints had risen into the upper 50s to near 60F and that was enough to produce strong updrafts which allowed the shear to take over and produce tornadoes. I caught one such tornadic supercell as it entered Otoe county, Nebraska, about 50 miles south of Omaha.

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