Storms of 2012 - Jeff Frame
Dust under the Updraft

Dust under the Updraft

We ventured under the updraft of the Hays, KS, storm and experienced blowing dust in the rear-flank downdraft. No rotation was apparent; I was also in radio contact with the Doppler on Wheels radars who also did not observe tornadic rotation before sunset. Unfortunately, this did not stop a couple of over-excited chasers from reporting this dust as a tornado. Taken SE of Hays, KS, on May 25, 2012.

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