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Genesis and evolution of a rain-wrapped tornado observed by VORTEX2 teams in southeastern Wyoming.


Genesis and evolution of a rain-wrapped tornado observed west of La Grange, Wyoming. Tornado initially touched-down 11 km west of the camera, but ultimately advanced within 2 km that location. Damage surveys indicate a path length of 12 km and peak intensity rating of EF2. This storm was the subject of coordinated observations by multiple teams in conjunction with the NSF-supported VORTEX2 project on the afternoon of 5 June 2009.

Credit: Rachel Ducharme, a student at Lyndon State College (LSC) and member of the LSC-NCAR (National Center of Atmospheric Research) photogrammetry team

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