Chugwater Sequence 1
This is a zoom at the earliest stage of the Chugwater tornado, truly a funnel-shaped visible portion developing. For once, instead of our timing being off, or the roads misaligned, or some obnoxious obstruction impeding the view, or lighting striking all around, or inability to find a safe pull-off, or being on a different storm...it all came together on this fine Wyoming afternoon for safe observation of a harmless but scenic little tornado, from a classic supercell. We just had finished photographing some abandoned buildings jut a little to the east, waiting for the supercell to our west to get better organized. It did. These images are the fruits of our fortune and effort.
12 E Chugwater WY (20 Jun 10), Looking WSW