The 2010 campaign of Vortex2 is now over halfway complete. The armada has so far traveled over 5,000 miles across 6 states. In that time, we have sampled numerous storms, with a couple of them even being deemed tornadic. Some great data has been collected, but your favorite photogrammetry team has not yet had the opportunity to photograph and record a tornado, which is our mission. Fortunately, there are still 3 weeks left.
On Sunday the 23rd, the team sampled some storms in western Kansas. We then traveled north to Interstate 80 in Nebraska, and deployed first on a line of storms and second on a slightly more isolated and reportedly weakly tornadic cell near Gothenburg, NE. Our team did not have a visual of any tornado, however. Operations are planning on being held today. The severe storm threat seems to diminish tomorrow, but we should have more chances come late week. As usual, stay tuned, and thanks for reading!