Basehunters Video “Analysis”

(Trust me, I have a life; this didn’t take me long.)

This is perhaps one of the most incredible videos of tornadogenesis I have seen. More importantly, the video shows the chronology of the deadliest tornado since 1947. Prayers and thoughts continue to go to Joplin tornado victims.

For reference, the video, from “Basehunters” storm chase team, is here.

Scene 1 (starting from the beginning): J J Highway south of W 20th Street, facing south. (J J Highway is perpendicular to the plane of the image.)

Scene 2 (1:45 on the video): South Black Cat Rd and W 20th Street, facing south. (Black Cat Rd is perpendicular to the plane of the image.)

Scene 3 (2:25 on the video): S Main St and E 21st St, facing south. (Main St is perpendicular to the plane of the image)

From these I believe this is the route the storm chasers were taking (black line). The path of the tornado is overlayed.

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