We narrowly missed a tornado
in Leavenworth, Kansas. As we emerged from the rain, pieces of
fiberglass insulation were still falling from the sky. Just missed
it !!! Further east, the supercell thunderstorm continued and
passed over metropolitan Kansas City. It produced another tornado,
this one rated F4. Our view of the tornado was blocked by hazy
skies, trees and buildings. On our portable television we could
see live footage of the tornado being shot by a local news helicopter.
We could even see the chopper out the car window but we were never
able to actually see the tornado ourselves as it plowed through
the city. This was extremely frustrating but it's difficult to
chase in densely populated areas.