Classic Oklahoma Tornado
(Part 1 of 3) After a spectacular pre-tornadic display of storm structure, the mature Dover tornado passes just over a mile to my south. It destroyed a barn and several stands of trees during this stage; pieces of them were swirling around in the debris fan. No rain or hail fell at my location during the tornado's passage from SW thru SE. Unlike in many tornadic supercells, the precipitation was well separated from the north side of the mesocyclone, which was passing overhead during this photo. The tornado would continue moving to the ENE (from right to left)...
5 WSW Dover OK (4 Oct 98), looking S