The Tescott Tornado

The 2018 storm chasing season has been a tough one…long days with not much reward. But May 1st, was a different story. The day held a lot of promise for tornado potential, but I’m a photographer at heart and I was mostly hoping for some really good supercell structure when it had been challenging to find. We began the day near Russell, Kansas…and saw a nice storm fire up, then dropped south to another one west of Hoisington. This supercell was amazing, structure stunning. We kept up with it for awhile, but it seemed like maybe it would get ruined by a left split that collided with it. We almost dropped south, but changed our minds thanks to a phone call with my buddy James Langford who reminded me of some forecasting we had done in the morning. We caught back up with the storm near I-70 and raced ahead to Culver City where we’d get a nice view of the supercell structure for a bit before it got close. […]