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from some local storm chases on April 3, April 23, and May 7, 2008

May 7, 2008 Severe Storms in Eastern Oklahoma into Western Arkansas

I had just got to Sallisaw, Oklahoma to intercept a severe line of storms when the NWS Tulsa issued a tornado warning for the storm. Looking at radar I was a little confused as to why the warning was issued as I didn't see any rotation and certainly the storm itself looked 100% linear and seemingly incapable of tornado production. I stayed in front of the storm from Sallisaw all the way to Ozark where I finally let it overtake me. The line was moving really fast and even after jetting out so far in front of it that I couldn't even see the lowering of the shelf cloud I would only have a few minutes before the storm was right there. Pictures below.

Tornado Warned storm approaching Sallisaw (left) and moving over Roland (right)

Severe line of storms continues into Van Buren and Ozark, Arkansas.

May 5, 2008 The International Space Station

April 23, 2008 Severe Storms in Western Arkansas

all from near Ozark, Arkansas

April 14, 2008 Sun through Smoke (from a large controlled burn)

from near Ozark, Arkansas

April 3, 2008 Severe Storms in Eastern Oklahoma and Western Arkansas

Severe Storm over Sallisaw, Oklahoma & underside of shelf cloud from near Ozark, Arkansas

Lightning from near Ozark, Arkansas