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Cone in Rain on the Plain

Cone in Rain on the Plain

[Part 2 of 4] The lower reaches of the "Slapout tornado" assumed a fuzzy cone shape, while the upper portion tilted visibly westward back toward the slower-moving, mid-level mesocyclone. The rainy occlusion downdraft was carving a narrow moat of relatively cloud-deprived air around the upper part of the visible tornado, though which fascinating hues of blue-green shone from above. Meanwhile, a few suction vortices appeared very briefly during this stage, each quickly darting part-way around the base of the vortex before dissipating.

5 NW Logan OK (13 Jun 10) Looking SSW