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Osceola Vortex Narrowing

Stromsburg Vortex Narrowing

[Part 2 of 3] Moving just slightly east of due north, the Stromsburg tornado was getting away from us at our last brief stop. A quick jaunt a few miles northward put us almost abeam of the tornado again, just as it began to narrow into a writhing, tubular form reminiscent of the bathtub-drain vortex. This stage of the tornado's lifespan usually portends its imminent demise, but also, can present a gracefully beautiful form of atmospheric violence to the appreciative observer. The rope-out would occur quite quickly hereafter...

3 WSW Osceola NE (20 Jun 11), Looking WNW