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Hampton Tornado after I-80

Hampton Tornado after I-80

[Part 2 of 2] The Hampton tornado temporarily became invisible in rain right after crossing the Interstate, then revealed itself again as a somewhat shrunken but still robust-looking "fat stovepipe" form. Although it continued to narrow gradually and retreat northward, we didn't have much more time to watch or photograph it. The heavy rain falling on me while shooting this tornado started to include painful pieces of hail, thanks to a maturing "tail-end" supercell to our south-southeast whose tornado threat was growing by the minute. It was time once again to head east, and in hindsight, a very good thing we did!

3 NW Henderson NE (20 Jun 11), Looking WNW