May 25th, 2008: Kansas

Shawn Hewitt, Ron Rourquin, Joel Lampe, Ross Breneman, and myself chased central Kansas on this day. We witnessed a tornado that showed as only a swirl of dust on the ground. It was argued that this could have been a straight line wind created vortex (a 'gustnado'), but I think the final word was that it was a tornado. At the end of this chase we headed home to MN, arriving around 6 AM.

Video of the day, including the tornado and some time lapses:

Full Day:

Tornado only:

Tornado's circulation

Mammatus clouds

Shelf cloud that ended the day

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