VORTEX2 2010 - Jeff Frame
Tornadogenesis Failure

Tornadogenesis Failure

After a clear-air bust on June 4 and a car wash near Des Moines, IA, on June 5, we drove all the way across Nebraska to Ogallala on June 6. Just south of there, we intercepted this supercell that looked as if it was going to produce a tornado, but was rudely interrupted by a surge of cold RFD from the north (right). At least we got a couple of conference papers out of it!

updraft basewall cloud