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Enjoy these storm chase movies as video taped and narrated by David J. Williams, Charles Allison, Shyla Flickinger and myself. I'll upload more video clips over the coming months.
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1.) Dave and I park just north of a developing tornado. Hail falls and trees get tossed.


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2.) A  second tornado evolves, and we drive in for a closer look. The tornado doesn't fit into a view finder very well from 100 yards away.
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3.) That's a piece of wheat in the upper left. Red dirt, hay and insulation fell from the sky after the tornado passed.

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4.) We follow the damage path of a hard-to-see tornado at sunset .


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CONSTRUCTION!!
This still image from video #2 above shows airborne barn bits and house chunks. The metal ripping was quite audible... Fortunately, no one was hurt..
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Enlarged image from above video #1. That tree is blown right to left in the barely visible tornado.
May 12, 2004 Southern Kansas
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1.) Dash cam video (no audio) from the Catoosa officer turning westward. The near 0.5 mile wide tornado is churning down Interstate 44.

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2.) The southern edge of the circulation overtakes the patrol car. Advertising sign blown right to left into tornado.


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3.) Power flash from tornado shown upper left. Debris and gigantic hailstones speed by.



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4.) Officer follows tornado down I-44 which turns northward toward tornado. Car nearly wrecks on overhead sign.

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Deadly 1993 East Tulsa/ Catoosa F4 Tornado
April 24, 1993 East Tulsa/ Catoosa Tornado

The tornado video above is provided by Catoosa native, storm chase partner and friend David Williams. A teenager at the time, Dave borrowed the tape from the Catoosa PD and dubbed off what is probably of the the few videos of this tornado's existance.

The tornadic storm developed just west of Tulsa where a cold front caught up to the dryline. The storm quickly exploded in size and strength dropping large hail in downtown Tulsa. The tornado formed near Memorial Drive in East Tulsa, heading toward Interstate 44 and Catoosa, OK.

Typical of large tornadoes, the twister appears as a menacing dark cloud on the ground. Many folks drove right into it unknowing the cloud was a tornado. Seven people were killed along I-44 and Bruce's Truck Stop located just north of the freeway. Some vehicles directly in the path were tossed over 100 yards. 

I've editted the video clips above adding descriptions where needed-- no audio is available. You'll see the southern edge of the circulation pass near the car as the most destructive winds from the tornado staying to the left... Video shows the wind changing direction from SE to S to W as tornado passes. Debris and hail wrap around the circulation and blow by the officer.
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Aerial view of tornado's path. The police car rode out the edge of the tornado near the yellow dot. Most of the fatalities occurred at Bruce's Truck Stop.
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KOTV's Jim Giles points to the supercell forming in a highly favorable area where the cold front intersected the dryline.