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Tuesday, 28 May 2013

 

Tornado near Bennington, KS on May 28, 2013

Tornado near Bennington, KS on May 28, 2013


 

It’s really late so I’ll try to make this brief, but after such a successful day I had to find some time to at least post a few photos. Today I documented a large, violent tornado near Bennington, KS. I had targeted the Salina area for storms to develop along the warm front near the pseudo dryline intersection. Well the forecast worked out well and a supercell indeed developed just northwest of Salina. Before long it became a monster storm just west of Bennington. The tornado developed and quickly became a large cone/stovepipe, becoming wrapped in rain a couple different times before transitioning into a large wedge.

 

Tornado near Bennington, KS.

Tornado near Bennington, KS.


 
Tornado near bennington, KS.

Tornado near bennington, KS.


 

When the wedge transition occurred, I re-positioned a mile or so to the north to get a better shot, hoping I would be able to see around the rain. The re-positioning did get me a better short for a little while. But with time this storm became the monster of all HP supercells.

 

Wedge tornado near Bennington, KS.

Wedge tornado near Bennington, KS.


 

Jim

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