2007 - May 22 Kansas Tornado and Textbook mesocyclone

Jul 2, 2004
Hastings, Michigan
I remember that day. That was my first Kansas tornado, up there near Hill City. I had much the same view as you. Watched the initial mesocyclone develop and tease for a while with a few funnels that never quite got going, then occlude as a new meso formed and strengthened south of it. That one did the trick. The storm had some really beautiful structure.