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has anyone witnessed two tornadoes at the same time?

Other than June 12th, 2005 have any of you experienced two(or more) tornadoes on the ground at the same time out of a single storm? If so, do any of you have pictures, and what was it like to have two in front of you simultaneously. Thanks for any replies.
 
Yeah, 3 days before 6-12-05... Near Stockton, KS -- from the ultra-productive "Hill City" supercell.

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Georgous trunk on the ground... To the right is a developing barrell tornado (already on the ground, despite it being hard to tell from this angle).
 
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Althought that really was one huge multivortex thing trying to get going from June 12, 2005


Here is one from May 12, 2005 my partner took on the storm near Ralls after everyone got cored earlier and went home. A main and a satellite on the ground in the pic. This was rated F2. What you can't see is that there is a THIRD F3 tornado back to the west (LEFT) of that one as well. Yes, THREE on the ground at the same time.

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How did I feel? Absolutely amazed and a tad bit scared being that it was after dark. We didn't get to see how they really looked until we had time to freeze frame video. Note that all that light in his pic is from lightning except the yellow on the side from a car light.
 
I have never witnessed this, but while I was watching a show on t.v. one night about Josh Wurman and the D.O.W. he was right in the middle of something that gave me the chills. They were somewhere in Nebraska chasing and gathering data. They look like they are in the middle of nowhere when the cameraman takes a shot out the window and there is one in the field on the left and one in the field on the right at the same time. The whole time Wurman is talking to this newscrew or whatever they were and seemed unfazed driving right in between the two. I'm sure the driver of the D.O.W. didn't feel the same way.
 
I was standing 10 feet away from Nick so my camera's view was the same. This reminds me, the funny thing about 2004 and 2005 is that in 2 years I got to check this, and every other, item off of my tornado wish list - wedge (6/12/05), violent tornado with debris (6/12/04), frontlit (6/12/04, 5/12/04), backlit (6/12/05, 6/9/05), rope (6/12/04, 6/9/05, 6/7/05), stovepipe (6/9/05), multivortex (6/12/05), two at the same time (6/9/05), close enough to hear sound (5/12/04), etc. I thought it would take me 20 years of chasing to see all of this.

Not to hijack the topic, but the responses to this thread show how 2004 and 2005 (2004 in particular) might just be one of the most legendary two-year periods in chasing history.
 
I have never witnessed this, but while I was watching a show on t.v. one night about Josh Wurman and the D.O.W. he was right in the middle of something that gave me the chills. They were somewhere in Nebraska chasing and gathering data. They look like they are in the middle of nowhere when the cameraman takes a shot out the window and there is one in the field on the left and one in the field on the right at the same time. The whole time Wurman is talking to this newscrew or whatever they were and seemed unfazed driving right in between the two. I'm sure the driver of the D.O.W. didn't feel the same way.

This was the famous "Thedford" hydrogen bomb supercell June 4th, 1999...one of the most violent convective eruptions I have ever seen. The tornadoes were about 3 miles apart and this was in E. Cherry Co. NE It was a pretty wild sight...there was quite the caravan of chasers on that particular chase. The tornado on the left did the best imitation of the Wizard of Oz "tornado" I have seen yet as it did a fantastic rope dance.
 
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April 20, 2004 North of Kokomo, IN


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I would like to enlarge the picture but I dont have it on this computer. So i used the avatar to the left. This is June 9th. Nick was also 10 feet away from me.
 
Yeah...

May 3, 1999
May 3, 2003 (three at once briefly)
May 29, 2004

The only time I've gotten two tornadoes in the same frame was May 3, 2003. I haven't captured those yet. As far as the other two, the tornadoes weren't close enough to be in the same frame, but I'll post them anyway...

While we were watching this one...
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...we saw this from the new meso...
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And on May 29, 2004, while this was happening...
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we noticed this old tornado from the previous meso (that we'd not seen before due to rain and hail wrap) to the northwest...
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Not to hijack the topic, but the responses to this thread show how 2004 and 2005 (2004 in particular) might just be one of the most legendary two-year periods in chasing history.

Don't forget 2003. 2003 and 2004 produced more than 2004 and 2005. 2004 however will always stand alone.
 
The Northern KS supercell on May 29, 2004 also dropped twins south of Jamestown (Cloud Co.)...the left hand side tornado continued as the "wedge" tornado on the right organized and strengthened. I have seen this situation a few times. From what I can remember from Jeff P. video of the SD tornado outbreak, this was a common situation on that particular day.

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Cold-core even. 11-27-05. Just briefly, but nonetheless two on the ground with the minisups. East of Marion KS. Also, saw two on the ground with two seperate storms, a day I'll never forget.

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May 29, 2004 there were 3 different times where there were 2 tornadoes on the ground at the same time. Unfortuneatly, I didn't have a good view of them to get good pics.
 
I haven't transferred the video into digital format yet but May 24th, 2004 near Hebron, Ne, I had four debris clouds, three visible funnels simultaneously.
 
Not to hijack the topic, but the responses to this thread show how 2004 and 2005 (2004 in particular) might just be one of the most legendary two-year periods in chasing history.

Don't forget 2003. 2003 and 2004 produced more than 2004 and 2005. 2004 however will always stand alone.

Mmmmm maybe. Maybe not. Depends on your opinion.

You only need one-good-storm to make your year, you know.

KR
 
Twice on 29 May 2004. The set that Shane posted:
http://ww2.convectionconnection.com:8080/C...04/crw_9858.htm

And at another time earlier in the day.....
To the NW west we had:
http://ww2.convectionconnection.com:8080/C...04/crw_9838.htm
(Also note the area of pudding swirl a few hundred yards due N of us)
AND we had this tornado (which was confirmed by spotters) to the ENE:
http://ww2.convectionconnection.com:8080/C...04/crw_9840.htm

Actually... tornadoes at the same time isn't very rare... there are plenty of cases I've seen during the month of May from 2001-2005 that I've seen during my research. A real good case that comes to mind is 5/7/2002 near KDDC.

Aaron
 
Mmmmm maybe. Maybe not. Depends on your opinion.

You only need one-good-storm to make your year, you know.

KR


What? When we talk about big chase years we should't recognize any that had more than one good storm? Last I checked no one was saying anything about what it took for a chaser to have a good year. We again were commenting on best case scenarios while talking about a couple years that had several good days. Yes I know it only takes one good storm to make a year, but hey, I'd rather have more.....and hey....that was what we were talking about-tornado production during a couple years..NOT what it took for a person to have a good year.

Sigh. Hmmmm maybe, maybe not nothin...UNLESS you want to argue in context with what we are even talking about. Then have at it.
 
A few dates not yet discussed? :

22 May, 2004- Two tornadoes simultaneously occurred in Furnas/Harlan, Cnty Nebraska (not clear just where these tornadoes were w.r.t. to my position). These were NOT assoc with the same supercell.

15 May, 2003 – Two tornadoes simultaneously occurred near Stratford, Texas.

12 June, 2001- Two tornadoes (out of a family of eight assoc with the same parent supercell) simultaneously occurred in southeast Fall River Cnty, South Dakota.

30 August, 1998 - Date is in question - Two tornadoes simultaneously occurred west of Haigler, Nebraska.

31 May, 1996 - Three tornadoes (out of a family of eight assoc with the same parent supercell) simultaneously occurred south and east of Sheridan Lake, Colorado.

8 August, 1996 - Two pairs of non-supercell tornadoes simultaneously occurred east of DIA along the DCVZ; one tornado persisted for 36 minutes.

9 July, 1993 - Two tornadoes simultaneously occurred (out of a family of six assoc with the same parent supercell) southeast of Stratton, Colorado.

--Al Pietrycha
 
A few from the vaults that I remember..

4-12-91 - NC Ok.
5-16-91 - S. K
5-11-92 - SE Ok.
5-24-98 - NW Ok.
5-3-99 - C. Ok.


Rob
 
Well this one isn't from the plains. On May 9, 1995 central Illinois had a mini outbreak. There were 2 tornadoes on the ground just east of Elkhart, Illinois that I and a few others observed.
 
The first time was on May 5, 1993... after dark so I don't have any pictures....but the F3, Hooker, OK tornado was still rather large when the F4, Moscow, KS tornado was doing it's thing.

Twice on June 8, 1995 - As the Pampa, TX tornado was winding down.... what would become the Hoover, TX tornado was getting started: http://www.okweatherwatch.com/ama2.jpg

Later... as the Kellerville, TX tornado was approaching - I saw two satellite tornadoes... one of them here: http://www.okweatherwatch.com/ama11.jpg

June 3, 2003 - who knows what was going on near Friona, TX. http://www.okweatherwatch.com/fin6.jpg There were 3 different areas of rotation and they didn't seem to be rotating like a large multi-vortex tornado.

June 24, 2003 - saw a satellite tornado with the violent Manchester, tornado before it got to the town. Later... two tornadoes near Erwin, SD - http://www.okweatherwatch.com/desa3

One of the more impressive events was the May 10, 2004 Limon tornado family where this was caught just after sunset: http://www.okweatherwatch.com/limo27.jpg

And of course this last years Hill City deal.....
 
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