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Tornado

Pawnee, Texas - May 10, 2012

TORNADOES
 
Well, today turned out to be a lot more interesting than I expected it to be.
 
Our day started early. Our group was already in chase mode as we were leaving the parking lot after brunch in San Antonio, and we just kept chasing storms until we finally pulled into the hotel at 1:00 A.M.
 
A line of supercells formed in south Texas early in the day and we targeted the closest one near the town of Pawnee. Even with the limited road options, we were still able to witness at least 2 tornadoes. We immediately sent in the reports, but the storms were not done. not by a longshot. The supercells just kept coming, training one after another, all in the same general area. As soon as we were done with one storm, we would just drop south to the next one, and they all had tornado warnings on them.
 
I took several large, multi-image panoramic photos of some of the more dramatic looking storms.
 
One, very large storm formed across the border in Mexico, then entered the U.S. late in the day. It was our last target for the day. as we got near it in the town of Freer, it dumped a tremendous amount of rain, flooding out the streets, turning them into swift moving rivers.

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