Good Q...best I can piece together there were actually two storms with good structure at different times. Earlier storm southwest of Holyoke and later storm near Imperial. I got under the Holyoke storm for tornadoes and then happened to pass under what was to become the Imperial storm later on. Missed structure on both.Was the structure still good at that point and we were just at a bad angle, or was its best time already past?
Structure vs. tornado value depends on the view of the tor for me. If a tornado isn't high contrast/close range I could definitely see structure winning the day. Especially on the high plains where structure is often contrasted against a deep blue sky and wide-open visibility. Or I hear Wyoming can sometimes give you both That said you can't win (a close range tornado) if you don't play. I'll be paying closer attention to maximizing both ops by checking out structure once the boundary layer stabilizes if LL shear is still (or newly) cranking.