MAY 22, 2002: NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS

 

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6:42 PM near Smith Center
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Spotted tornado had just lifted
seconds before
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7:11 PM Eric Nguyen and Scott Blair were corepunching this at the time of the image
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8:49 PM

From an email I wrote the next day:
"We intercepted three supercells tonight, including a sculpted HP  mothership with rotation on the north and south sides. Several  wallclouds made serious attempts to drop tornadoes, surprising on a day when I expected nothing more than sculpted LP's. The tornado  report was false big-time, a classic sheriff-nado. Dozens of   chasers were right there."

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