April 6, 2001

 
Started out the year on April 6th, headed to Beaver, OK in the panhandle.  Just north of Gage, we decided to head south to Arnett and then west to the Texas panhandle to meet the storms.  Saw some circulations along the front edge of the squall line as it raced towards us at 60-70 mph.  We headed east through Arnett and then east to Vici.  As we arrived at Vici, heard a tornado warning for Vici, a tornado 7 miles to the SW of Vici moving NE at 70 mph.  We pulled over snapped a couple of pictures and took off again.  Damage was reported in Vici from straight line winds.  From the pictures it looks like a rain wrapped tornado.

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