Winona Tornado

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After a long day of storm chasing through eastern Colorado, I headed east into Kansas as the sun was beginning to set. At the southern flank of a line of thunderstorms, a section of the storms began to deviate southeast. I rushed down and caught a tornado touching down at or shortly after 9:22 p.m. The ability for me to see the tornado varied, but at 9:45 I could just make out the tornado.

Above is the 9:45 p.m. image and below is a radar snapshot was two minutes prior:
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Here is one more photo. It does not show the tornado, but some lightning was captured along with a portion of the inflow feeding into the supercell thunderstorm:
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Quincy

Quincy is a meteorologist and storm chaser who travels around the country documenting and researching severe weather. He has on-air experience with stations such as WTNH-TV in New Haven, CT and WREX-TV in Rockford, IL. He was most recently a digital meteorologist for weather.com. After achieving his B.S. degree in Meteorology at Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) in 2009, he returned as a University Assistant to help produce weather broadcasts. He also gave guest lectures and worked on website design. He has over nine years of professional weather forecasting experience and his forecasts have been featured in newspapers and on radio stations in multiple states.

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