New found Image from June 9, 2005

I had just been re-editing my video for the year and saw this for the first time and was actually able to capture it without my editor skiping the frame.

So I thouhgt I would share it with any one who wanted to see it.

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That's an awesome pic Kurt.......Here is a vid grab from the opposite side of the tornadoes. I am betting that was within a minute of when you took yours.

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Wow Kurt, that is such an awsome video capture/image. IT's the one of the few I saw of Nicks/Yours, that has the better visibility, as opposed to where they looked all rain wrapped and grungy around the tornado. Now all you need to do is....Watermark/Copyright it!
 
That lightning flash appeared to have occured when I was still handholding my miniDV (the first minuite or so after we stopped) and the flash does appear on video, but it is virtually offscreen -- and completely messed up on my video. That's a pretty sweet image capture... Too bad I didn't start tripoding like 30 seconds before I did :)

By the way, were you editing with Pinnacle? It's cool how it breaks up the sequences by the lightning flashes...

<img src=http://midwestchase.com/9-June-2005/tn_692005628PM0003.jpg>
 
actually all I used was WMV. suprisingly. I had been using Pinnacle before but i had a diffrent version i felt like re-arranging through WMV.
 
Kurt,

Do you have any frame captures of that tornado from later on. I heard it became much larger, but we lost visual after the rain wrapped around the south side. I don't know anyone else that was east of that tornado.
 
Well I guess I'd better post in this thread since I was chasing with Nick and Kurt on June 9 :)

Here are a couple of grabs of the second tornado as we tried to get closer to it.

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According to Mike H.'s account there was a third brief tornado that formed to the north of the second big one somewhere.

I didn't notice the second tornado for a long time becuase I was so fixed on the first one.
 
Originally posted by Reed Timmer
Kurt,

Do you have any frame captures of that tornado from later on. I heard it became much larger, but we lost visual after the rain wrapped around the south side. I don't know anyone else that was east of that tornado.

Twister Sisters were pretty close to our position as well ( http://www.twistersisters.com/060905.htm ). Other than me, Kurt and Dan (all chasing together) and the Twister Sisters, I don't think anybody else photographed those tornadoes from that position.

A cap of the tornado (2nd) when it wedge'd out:
<img src=http://midwestchase.com/9-June-2005/tn_692005635PM0005.jpg>
 
Cool to see who all chimed in on this one. yeah Reed, Dan and Nick put what I would of put up. Dans footage is better since he had his better camera.

Robert it looks like you had a simular angle as Mike H did that day. looking from the NE. I love seeing diffrent angles from everybody it kinda gives ya 3D or 180degree look to it.

Darin Nice shots as well. I saw your picture of that tornado well we were sitting at the construction zone. I reviewed mine as well and its really faint but I can see it. Though its not worth putting in any video.

Thanks fo sharing everyone
 
Originally posted by nickgrillo
A cap of the tornado (2nd) when it wedge'd out:

Not to nit-pick, but I've seen and heard too much misuse of the term wedge. A wedge tornado is one that is visually wider (at the ground) than it is tall (with minimal obstructions to horizon). In this case, this is not a wedge. To illustrate - the cyan line is the widthof the tornado at the ground, and the magenta line the height of the tornado from ground to cloud base. I believe I was quite liberal on the width of the tornado at the ground (remove some horizon effects), and the tornado probably enters the cloud base in the foreground of the base "horizon", making it actually taller. Add foreshortening to that, and it is more likely that the width of the tornado is about 1/2 (or less) the distance from ground to cloud base.

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A lot of times people mis-use the term "wedge", on purpose, to give a higher excitement to the image, or video in question. I don't agree with this at all. I think facts hsould be reported as FACTS, and that's the duty.
 
Since most of us seem to be filming this tornado durring the same time frame, I thought it might be intresting if we post are locations during this event. To the best of my knowledge the footage I have is somewhere near where I drew in a line on that map. I was headed south at the time.
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P.S. to the best of my knowledge this is correct...
 
Originally posted by Greg Stumpf+--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Greg Stumpf)</div>
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A cap of the tornado (2nd) when it wedge'd out:

Not to nit-pick, but I've seen and heard too much misuse of the term wedge. A wedge tornado is one that is visually wider (at the ground) than it is tall (with minimal obstructions to horizon). In this case, this is not a wedge. To illustrate - the cyan line is the widthof the tornado at the ground, and the magenta line the height of the tornado from ground to cloud base. I believe I was quite liberal on the width of the tornado at the ground (remove some horizon effects), and the tornado probably enters the cloud base in the foreground of the base "horizon", making it actually taller. Add foreshortening to that, and it is more likely that the width of the tornado is about 1/2 (or less) the distance from ground to cloud base.

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Yes Greg this was mentioned even on the chase as we were watching this tornado. Its on my video.

some one said that it was a wedge when i myself was corrected a few chases before this event about the term and its definition. So Istated "thats not a wedge its a Cone Tornado."

Heres the clip im talking about:
http://midwestchasers.com/blog/Movie_0001.wmv
its about 1 MB

Robert all i remember is heading back north twoards Stockton but we probably turned on to a dirt road just before your southern portion of your route.
 
I finally have begun transferring some of my 2005 Hi8 analog to digital. Here are a couple of vidcaps from the Damar/Palco tornadoes of 9 Jun 2005. Not sure what road I was on, but I was approaching the tornadoes from the South. Time is from ~5:31-5:38CDT.

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I believe the 2nd tornado evolved into the Stockton tornado, but somehow, I lost the storm shortly after this. Have video of the Hill City tornado, also, although contrast is poor on that one.

TonyC
 
These are great pictures, everybody. I was given the chance to produce the June 9th chapter of the Storms of 2005 DVD and some of the coolest tornado and structure footage I've ever seen comes from that Hill City storm alone. The chapter includes work from MikeH, Scott Blair, David Hoadley, Bobby Prentice, Robin Tanamachi, Eric Nguyen, Bill Reid, and myself. Dan Robinson also sent great imagery but unfortunately I wasn't able to incorporate it in time.

Every tornado from Hill City to Stockton is inlcluded from nearly every angle. I don't want to make this sound like an ad for the DVD (I know it does), but I think for people with a particular interest in this event, the DVD would be very entertaining and informative.
 
Mike Deason please contact me offline regarding the following picture (that’s my Jeep in your shot). I’ve tried several times to reach you but no luck.

Thanks,

--Al Pietrycha
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Originally posted by mikedeason
What the heck, I'll throw a couple of pics in as well:

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That's a cool alternate angle of the lightning flash, Dave. Nice. I never get to see my lightning because my (borrowed) analog cam will not freeze frame cleanly. Hopefully will be upgrading to digital vid for 2006.

I'll be ordering the DVD soon. June 9th was my first big tornado day in the Plains. Quite exciting for someone who has fruitlessly chased the foothills of the Appalachians for 10 years. So many things happened that day, that in retrospect, I'm not quite sure how it all unfolded. Look forward to seeing some other prespectives of these tornadoes.

Good stuff, all,
TonyC
 
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