Photo of forming tornado in Western Oklahoma. This was taken just south of Cheyenne, Oklahoma.
I am a 23 year vet of skywarn, my own children and now my grandchildren are all swept up with the weather. I am also a grandma photographer meaning never without a camera, never not taking a photo. I have several shots of tornadoes here in MN. Many of building storms, potential tornadoes, wall clouds, etc. My new camera can shoot night time lightening too. More difficult to spot at night. I do not fear tornadoes, but have the utmost respect for their potential power and changing behavior. When out spotting, at any time fear leads into it, it is time to take cover, your fear overwhelms knowledge at that point.
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I saw this amazing cloud from my kitchen window, it seemed to funnel upwards way beyond my view. It looked like a tornado in cloud form.
I looked up on the Internet for the proper name and I think it's a Rotor Cumulus Cloud or a Roll Cloud. I've never seen one like it before in my life.
This is incredible!
That is so cool! I've never seen anything like it! (10/01/2010)
What a neat photo! It looks like it could be from right out of the Wizard of Oz movie! (10/03/2010)
Wow, that is amazing! I've never seen such a thing! (10/05/2010)
Funnel Cloud taken just seconds before the tornado touched down in Gallatin TN, April 7, 2006.
I can't even imagine how scary that must have been. May God bless each of you who went through that storm. (04/25/2006)
By Connie A.
Wow, what an amazing picture. But I don't think I would have stood there long enough to take that picture, I would have been taking cover. (04/25/2006)
My heart goes out to you, I would have been terrified. Each scary storm or when Tornado sirens goes off, I think " Why did I leave San Diego, CA for Missouri?" People say oh but you had earthquakes but with earthquakes you did not have