May 30, 2003 Preview

Supercells in north central Illinois
Storm chasing

To make it brief, storms on this day were moving 30-40 mph to the southeast. On the upside (if you will) the road network was absolutely amazing. Unfortunately, once we got on a storm which looked promising for a tornado the low level mesocyclone dissipated. That seemed to be the consensus for most of the storms on this day. Short lived low level mesocyclones. I haven't looked at the data, but I would guess the majority of the tornadoes which formed were not long lived.

We did see at least two wall clouds and a funnel. But that about does it. Fortunately, these supercells were absolutely amazing looking.



Wall Cloud





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