Twofer Tornadoes

Immediately below is a posting about the tornado watch for northern Oklahoma and southern Kansas that was in effect yesterday afternoon and evening. Were there any tornadoes? Yes. In fact, we had a twofer: Two tornadoes going on at the same time from the same storm.

The video below (hat tip: Accuweather.com) shows a rope tornado at the right and a more conventional cone-shaped tornado at the left.

Here is what the radar looked like as the tornadoes were developing.

For weather fans: We know that the RFD is important to tornado formation. It is infrequent that radar shows the “rear flank downdraft” (blue arrow) and its position relative to the hook.

As far as I know, neither tornado did any damage.

ADDITION: Friend Jim Reed captured the tornado on the left. You can see his photos here.

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