June 7, 2007 Supercells
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West Branch, IA
West Branch to Tipton, IA
2007-06-07 2:27 PM CDT
2007-06-07 9:34 PM CDT
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tornado-warned supercell
334

This was definitely an underwhelming chase given the progged potential. We targeted eastern Iowa and like many others intercepted the sad looking excuses for supercells as they zipped across I-80 near Iowa City. It was the same story every time. A cell would be tornado warned with a non-rotating wall cloud, then it would cross I-80 and throw down some nasty CGs, and quickly fall apart whilst spewing scuddy outflow. The only excitement came when I barely made it back into the safety of the car before an unexpected CG barrage when I was out messing with my cell antenna. At one point simultaneous bolts branched down on either side of the car. We moved east with the line but decided against trying to follow anything up northeast given the hills and trees.

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