This photo has been one of my favorites since it was taken in May of 2012. I drove up to Kansas believing I would just be chasing one long line of thunderstorms and there wouldn't be a whole lot to it, but was pleasantly surprised by numerous land spouts that the storm produced in the span of about an hour. This is probably the one that gave the best photo opportunity. A funnel dropping from a sky that appeared to be made of cotton balls, and one of the intriguing parts of the photo is the condensation swirl at the base of the road far to the right of where the funnel appears to be coming down. I believe it was connected to the funnel, but in the beginning I thought there may be two tornadoes at the same time, one just not visible. The scene with the storm chasers with their cameras catching the action wraps it up neatly, and the gray/green contrast really made the photo pop. This was taken north of Kingman, KS and there were several land spouts just minutes before and after this one produced. What an exciting day it was!
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