"Worth County Wall Cloud"
June 3, 2014
|This is a series of images
taken on an impromptu storm chase close to home in Worth
County, Missouri near Grant City. It started out
with storms appearing on radar near the Iowa-Missouri
border that were severe warned and not progressing
southward at all. I decided to make my way from
Albany up Highway 169 north towards the town of Gentry
and then on to about 4 miles south of Grant City where
storm structure was really beginning to show. I
ended up just north of the old "169
Club" at the conjunction of state highway M and YY.
Storm movement throughout the entire
event was almost straight West to East so I could stay
away from the bad weather but could monitor the storms
closely to the north. I traveled east on state
highway M from state Highway Yy through Denver, Missouri
and then finally ended up at the Emma and Leah Seat
Missouri Conservation Area east of Denver about 5
miles. The best shots were taken early on of a
wall cloud that formed near Grant City. The best
shots of storm structure were captured near highways YY
and M over a green field of grass. Other shots
were taken at Seat Conservation Area but none like those
back near Grant City.
There was no tornado from these storms that I could tell nor was there any reported by the NWS that I know of. I really learned a lot about image processing with this storm sequence. I learned a few techniques to bring out the best detail in storms with this kind of lighting. The images below are presented in pretty much chronological order.
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