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Brandon Whittington Storm Chasing
Turkey, TX.....May 12, 2005
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This was one of those days that you know something was going to happen. The SPC issued a MODERATE RISK  2 hours before the initial storms formed, and when they did, they meant business. I called RoyDon and Travis up and headed south to the Plainview area. We raced south on highway 83 and when we reached Wheeler, the 1st tornado warning was issued.

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Above is the 1st wall cloud that we spotted, reports state that there is rain-wraped tornado behind this feature.

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Reports of a Rain-Wraped wedge tornado.

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Above is the development of a large wall cloud. Below image shows the classic wall cloud. Cloud points toward the rain.

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The below image is very iffy. Reports by spotters say that there is a tornado on the ground at this time. We are pretty far away from the cloud at this time, so I can't say yes, or no.

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Above is a small funnel that appeared out of the rain.

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Awsome rotation below the wall cloud, Funnel does form.