Chase 2 Aftermath

Filed Under (2009) by J R on 08-05-2009

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Stormy Moon
Stormy Moon. By Jason Flaherty

Our second Chase was not as productive or successful as the first one. It was a long shot for tornadic activity to form, but we were anxious to get out chasing again after the long break since chase 1.

The chase was centered around north western Missouri. We made our way there via Rock Port, MO and proceeded south on I29 trying to get ahead of where prediction centers said the storm would be passing. It soon became apparent that the storm had changed coarse and was following the northern edge of Missouri so we headed back north through Maryville up to Albany.

At Albany we finally ran into the storm, but it seemed to be dying while we watched. We decided to head home because the sun was fading along with the storm. Sure enough however, 5 minutes after we departed from the storm cell, it produced a funnel cloud reaching midway to the earth in north eastern Daviess county. It was too late for us to turn back though.

Below, like last time, is the path we followed starting in Lincoln and ending back in Lincoln.

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