April 24, 2009: Mason City, Iowa

I carpooled with Andy R, Shawn Hewitt, and Joel Lampe to Iowa on what would be the first severe chance 'locally' for the year. This was a very late start indeed, and the day disappointed. We saw high based storms and some small hail and mammatus, but had fun anyway.

Video with a time lapse:

Joel ponders why people still put up with Iowa

Taking a time lapse while waiting for the storms to start

High based storm

Flat, wide, updraft base

Nice mammatus on the way to mexican food in Mason City

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- Tony Perkins