June 5, 2005 - Southwest Oklahoma, Snyder Tornado
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Near Cooperton looking at the northern storm near Gotebo
On US 183 looking west over Tom Steed Reservoir, the storm began develop a
lowering. From here we could hear the roar of the intense hail just a couple of
miles to our north. Once the hail started falling we moved south.
Looking west from the east side of Tom Steed Reservoir as the wall cloud
tightened and began rotating. I drove to the camping area looking for a better
view and was surprised to see RVers out sitting in lawn chairs oblivious to the
dangerous storm approaching.
Two miles west of Snyder watching two areas of rotation. Just before this
picture a thin condensation funnel formed all the way to the ground then quickly
dissipated in the wrap around rain to our west.
Tornado forms to our west, about 5 miles west of Snyder. It dissipates pretty
quickly, but not before damaging two homes and a barn.
On US 62 4 miles west of Snyder, we watched the storm to our north from here
until run out by intense RFD winds. At this point we blasted south to the
intersection with US 183.
The storm still showing some good rotation and an occasional funnel, but I saw
no other touchdowns
A small gustnado spins up to our southwest
The storm had some incredible turquoise color to it
As darkness fell I pulled out the tripod for some longer exposure pictures
Lightning shots taken east of Frederick