Pics from some storms in OK and TX this week.

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    Just got back from a storm-chasing tour. Not the greatest quality pics, lots of gray, but here they are. The first two are a tornado we saw near McLean, Tx on Tuesday. Tornado near McLean Tx_16 May (4)_rev.jpg Tornado near McLean Tx_16 May (5)_rev.jpg
     
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    Wedge tornado we saw near Chester, OK on Thursday. Wedge tornado near Chester, Ok (2)_rev.jpg Wedge tornado near Chester, Ok (13)_rev.jpg
     
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    After the first wedge dissipated, the cell produced three more tornadoes, including another wedge.
    Storm cell  near Chester, OK 18 May 2017 (3)_rev.jpg Storm cell  near Chester, OK 18 May 2017 (8)_rev.jpg Storm cell  near Chester, OK 18 May 2017 (18)_rev.jpg
     
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    A nice wall cloud from Monday in the TX panhandle.
    Storm cell_Tx panhandle_15 May_Wall cloud forming (7)_rev.jpg
     
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    Can't believe you stood that close to a mo-bile home with a tornado there... Those things are like a tornado magnet in my neck of the woods.
     
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    It was kinda like shooting over bait.
     
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    We live in a tornado alley. One subdivision has been rebuilt three times (Anderson Hills). You'd suspect it is a mo-bile home park, but in reality, it houses 3-4000 sq foot homes. The last ones that took it out knocked down the really nice brick wall around it, with its residents cars. Flung about 8 of them right through it. That was Apr 27, 2011. It's due for another one soon.
     
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    Wasn't the area you were in (Texas panhandle) near where the three storm chasers died back a few weeks ago?
     
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    Sorta. Those deaths occurred near Spur, Tx. We were in the Amarillo area a couple of times, went as far south as Haskell.

    Our guide told us that the biggest danger would be from other storm chasers, not the tornadoes.
     

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