5-30-03 Brodhead WI Tornado
5 Meg video clip of Tornado - Windows Media Player
Aerial Photos of the tornado path taken 2 days later
Scott Weberpals images of Tornado just north of my location
Submitted to Milwaukee NWS:
May 30th 6:02 pm
South Eastern Green County, south of Brodhead, on HWY 104, 3.6 miles
south of the 81/104 intersection.
Tornado on ground - minor roof damage to shed that was south of
Chris Gullikson KB9UEK
I got on this storm just north west of Monroe on HWY 81. The storm at
this point was showing indications of an RFD wrapping up the meso and
there was very good inflow going into the Rain Free Base/Low Level
I stayed just to the east of the main circulation as I maneuvered east
of Monroe on local roads.
I turned south on HWY 104 (south of Brodhead), cleared the Forward
Precip Core and saw that the meso was now completely occluded with a
large cone funnel visible in the rain wrapped meso.
I continued south on HWY 104 hoping I could get south of the possible
tornado. As the funnel approached, I could see a large circulation on
the ground in a field to my west. HWY 104 turned briefly west at this
point, ruining my escape route and the tornado passed just to my
north, I was in the southern circulation of the tornado. A small shed
just on the west side of the road was losing parts of it's steel roof
as I escaped to the south and the tornado passed to my north. The
circulation on the ground was probably 100-200 yards wide.
Just north West of Monroe WI - Nice Inflow into the Meso.
RFD is starting to wrap up base.
Storms move east of Interstate 90/94 as I drive back home.