Walker: "Uh, I think that's a tornado?"
Me: (with little hesitation) "Yep."
Both of us: "Woah!"
Favorable vorticity interaction on the storm scale must have lead to tornadogenesis in this case as the surface temperatures were very chilly. The 'one and done' storm began to congeal into a mesoscale convective system as we dropped south to new convection. Everything was getting rather messy at this point, so we decided to let the storms push east as we took pictures from the crisp, post-storm, air. A great high plains day!
MISC: Now chasing with Walker. Met up with Scott Blair. Overnighted in Canyon, TX.
|Elevated convection in SW Kansas on our drive toward Clayton, NM|
|Oh hey, there's a TORNADO over there!|