Archive for July, 2009

Posted on: July 13th, 2009 by Jonathan Merage No Comments

Caught the tornado in extreme northeast Wyoming today, albeit from a distance!! Touched down at 6:35pm MDT in Crook County near I-90 just west of the South Dakota border. We observed the tornado during the latter half of its life cycle for several minutes prior to rope-out from the town of Belle Fourche (French for “beautiful fork”).

Unfortunately, large hills & road construction prevented us fom getting a clear visual of the reported “large tornado”, but nevertheless the fact that our target area verified (along with SPC’s very accurate 10% tornado risk!) as having produced the ONLY large tornado of the day was great! My only great regret is not having my camera & zoom lens on hand to capture it. Did get nice video of the VERY structuresque supercell though!

More details soon…

Posted on: July 10th, 2009 by Jonathan Merage No Comments

Been a while since I updated the blog, so here’s a few favorite pics:

La Grange, Wyoming tornado during its mature stage

Less than a mile away!

Close-in shot of the symmetrical vortex wrapping itself in rain & hail