Chase Log

April 21, 2011 Hawley, TX Supercell and Tornado

A surprise for me this day as I didn’t expect much. By late afternoon a storm formed at the triple point near Sweetwater, TX. This storm quickly anchored and spun like crazy! Some of the most amazing inflow bands I have ever seen developed and made for spectacular photography! To my surprise, just after dark, the storm produced an 8 minute long elephant trunk tornado just west of Hawley. Pardon the blurriness from the tornado shots, as a high ISO and 15 second plus exposure made the photo blurry due to storm and tornado motion. All in all, an extremely satisfying day and witnessing the only tornado in the US!

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