Field Methods Class–Day 1 Recap

The class nailed the forecast target area where cells fired up early afternoon and dropped two tornadoes.  However, they were high precipitation super cells so unless we got dangerously close we would not be able to see the reported tornadoes as they were rain wrapped.  It was a very successful day though, because the students got their forecast right which is what this is all about! Here are some pictures from yesterdays storm.  First photo displays the structure of the supercell we were on, second one is of the wall cloud that dropped and was rotating but quickly retreated back up, and third photo is the shelf cloud as we let it approach the van. Hope you enjoy the photos and we plan to recap every chase day.  A blog update should be posted later this morning concerning the plan for the day.

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