May 20, 2001

This first picture was the very beginning of the storm/tornado that eventually hit the Indian Nation Turnpike.  It is just north of Byars and east of Purcell.  You can see a lowering and a small funnel trying to form.

This is the same storm now looking to the southeast.  The NWS had just issued a tornado warning on this storm for the first time.  This is very low to the ground.  Couldn't tell if was touching down or not.

Fifteen minutes after we gave up chasing the above storm it produced a tornado over the Indian Nation turnpike and hit a McDonald's.  First rule of thumb, never give up on a wall-cloud.  We took this last picture on I-40 on the way home at sunset.  These storms also produced a tornado.  This was down by Ada, OK.

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