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Distant Fat One

Distant Fat One

We saw six or seven tornadoes on this major outbreak day in the Texas Panhandle, but most were rain-wrapped, too brief to stop and shoot, or mired in dark conditions after sunset. Fortunately, this specimen, located in open country at least 10 miles SW of us and near the Donley/Briscoe County line, briefly presented itself as a viable (albeit far away) photographic target before becoming diffuse and rain-wrapped. At this stage, it was a broad, multiple-vortex circulation accompanied by a classical wall cloud and clear slot. This tornado, which existed before we saw it and lasted at least another five minutes, occurred with the northern of two cyclic supercells traveling in tandem across Donley County.

6 SE Clarendon TX (28 Mar 7), looking SW