- published: 26 Feb 2015
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Yesterday (October 23rd) a confirmed EF-1 tornado briefly touched down in the Longview/Kelso area, which caused damage to some buildings in the area and left a lot of people surprised. All rights go to The Weather Channel and to those who shot the cell phone videos of the tornado. No copyright infringement is intended.
taken from the 200 block of 27th avenue facing north
This video is not for rebroadcast. FULL HD (1080) footage is available for any TV companies that wish to use it (please contact me at www.ravenstorm.co.uk). A group of weather enthusiasts from the UK (including self) went on a self-catered stormchase around the midwest just after the strong outbreak of late April 2011. Using only SPC guidance and the internet we found this lonely developing Supercell in NE Texas near Longview with dangerous positive-flash lightning and a mesocyclone. Temperature in the warm plume was around 28-30C with around 20C dewpoints, with between 1500 and 2500 Joules of CAPE. Edited with Cyberlink Powerdirector 9.
nevando en longview tx
Returning to KHOT after an attempt to fly to Longview, Tx to see my sister. The weather briefer said that it was going to be broken clouds at 6,000'. When I took off it was broken at 2,500' and was "supposedly" clear about 30 miles to the southwest but I flew out about 45 nautical miles and soon found myself at 1,400' MSL due to solid overcast at about 1,900' MSL and decided to turn around and wait to see my sister on a nicer day! You can see blue skies in the video, but they were not so easy to see from the cockpit!!!
I wish I started filming five minutes earlier when the winds were gusting away. If I had to guess I would say they were 50 to 60 mph winds.