Vortex 2: Dreaming Of Tornadoes

Vortex 2: Here They Go Again

It seemed to be turning into 2009; tornadoes in the South and East, the Plains–boring!

Until now.

May 10 may be a big day for the tornado seekers of Vortex 2, with an outbreak possible right up their alley.

Then comes the choice dilemma; chose a storm to chase that the whole armada can catch in time. That will be the question.

They picked just one whole of last year, not that the storms that do not produce tornadoes are not important–they are a major part of the study to determine why one storm is capable of a twister and another not quite.  However.  I do not believe the chase team wakes up thinking; I wish we would finally get a non tornado producing storm, all these tornadoes are getting dull.

The sweat on the heads of the decider, if lucky, will add to the humidity just enough to tip the scales, but not too much to interfere with the RFD.

The other luck to wish for would be that no people or structures are destroyed no matter Vortex 2 or not.


Home page for the VORTEX2 tornadogenesis research project at the National Severe Storms Laboratory.


Vortex 2 2009 Retrospetive Part 1 (WARNING! Lots of LARGE photos

3 posts – 2 authors – Last post: Oct 8, 2009

So this year, when I got a chance to document Vortex The Sequel, photos of Vortex 2, so I’m going to post some of my favorites here.

Vortex2 Catches a Tornado!

=Tornado Encountered June 5 2009 by Vortex2 Research Project=

Today was a good day for the  Vortex2 project.  Tomorrow may be another one.  It is said they followed the complete development of this tornado.  Some vehicles were damaged by huge hail.  That is all I know right now.  They actually looked visually inside a part of this tornado.  Tornado appeared to become a wedge tornado at one point.

Goshen Co Wyoming

-This Weather Channel Video begins tornado coverage with Mike Bettes at Vortex2 about 10 seconds after the weather data on the video’s start.  Thanks Weather Channel!

-First Video a Fast Compilation

-Vortex2 Site Below



Success: CWG Captures Tornado on Chase‎ –

For the first 25 days of the VORTEX2 tornado field project — the largest effort ever made to understand tornadoes, the chase teams had failed to encounter