April 10, 2013 - Storm Chase in Arkansas - I intercepted the tornado warned storm at Atkins, AR where I briefly observed a wall cloud before it was rain wrapped. I then headed NE following beside another tornado warned storm. I observed some great supercell structure and north of Clinton, AR near Old Botkinburg I intercepted the tornado that had already done damage at Scottland, AR. I was caught up inside the tornadic circuation and saw a small vortex cross right in front of me (<20ft). I retreated south for a minute before continuing north. Within seconds I came upon the tornado damage path. A 18 wheeler was tossed off the road along with several other vehicles. A church was also badly damaged as well as several other nearby homes. Damage was rated as EF-2 by the NWS-LR.
Supercell from March 29, 2013 near Scranton, AR and some pictures from SW Oklahoma in the Wichita Mtns from April 12.
April 17, 2013 Storm Chase in SW-SC Oklahoma. I chased several supercells and saw numerous funnels and one possible tornado.
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