May 24, 2004 Supercell
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Cumming, IA
Cumming to Lacona, IA
2004-05-24 3:44 PM MDT
2004-05-24 7:19 PM MDT
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high risk tornado warned supercell
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Summary

Intercepted a tornado-warned supercell southwest of Des Moines in a high categorical risk and PDS tornado watch. It quickly transitioned to a bowing line segment but low-level rotation remained embedded initially. A brief touchdown was reported but I didn't observe any interaction with the ground. This was the first time I brought a camera with me on a chase: an Olympus D-360L 1.3 megapixel digital camera.

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Chase Stats

2004-05-24 - 2018-06-06
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Busts*:
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Miles:
108
38
39
23
8
7
916
46,214
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