Climb the ridge out of...

Climb the ridge out of Horseshoe Lake and go out to the eastern end and look northward. Being a storm chaser from Oklahoma, this looked quite threatening. The cell did move east away from our location. August 10, 1986.

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Klenke

Klenke - Dec 30, 2003 7:52 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Storm Chaser

Almost looks like a wall cloud in the right panel but it's probably just a downdraft or updraft spawned entity.



I get the weather calendar every year. On the front cover and January's picture is a photo of what looks to be a tornado but it is actually something called a "scud bomb" (for picture, see here). Interesting. Never heard of scud bombs before. They are created, according to the calendar, by outflow lifting saturated air, thereby condensing it as it cools to form a cloud.

Klenke

Klenke - Dec 31, 2003 1:57 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Storm Chaser

I've never thought of a scud as anything related to a tornado. A "scud" in its general sense is any wispy cloud driven by the wind like something you might see pushing swiftly onto shore from the sea--like a stratus fractus. Or it can be one of those fast-moving shower clouds that go as quickly as they come, annoying us just the same. I think what you were chasing and what the idiots were calling a scud cloud is what my calendar is saying is a scud bomb. Who knows.

billokc

billokc - Dec 31, 2003 3:04 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Storm Chaser

I guess you could say I'm a recreational storm chaser. My history of doing that goes back many years. I worked in TV news during the 80's and learned a great deal about weather. During our storm seasons, I would spend time in the Weather Center and listen to spotters in the field along with ham radio operators. I am now a licensed ham operator (since late '88), and don't get the chance to chase very often due to a busy schedule, but I do stationary spotting from home and pass radio traffic to tv stations and also the Nat'l Weather Service which has employees who are also licensed. I have been to many storm spotting seminars over the years and usually will attend when they are offered in the late winter/early spring.

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