Storms of 2012 - Jeff Frame
Smooth-as-Glass Updraft Base

Smooth-as-Glass Updraft Base

Surprisingly, my department head, Bob Rauber, has never seen a tornado. I sought to remedy this problem and took him chasing near Pesotum, IL, on September 21, 2012. From this picture, it is obvious that nothing was imminent, but this stands as one of the smoothest updraft bases I have ever seen.

updraft base