Wide-angle view of the Spencer tornado from between 3.6 and 4.0 miles away (looking ESE) as it struck the town. The photographer was located where the tornado crossed SD-25 about 10 minutes earlier, which is the spot marked "A" on this map. Rain was increasing at this location at the time. Sunset refraction through the rain cast a muted orange/pink glow on the scud clouds (foreground) rotating toward the S (right) around the W side of the mesocyclone. The large dust pall to the right was lifted from farm fields by the tornado and blown toward the S by the subsequent rear-flank downdraft. [The tornado and dust pall, at nearly the same time, was also observed from about the same distance to its east.]