July 14th 2003 New Ulm / Searles Minnesota Tornado - Chris Gullikson and Scott Weberpal
19 Meg Video Clip of Tornado 7:23 in length - Requires Windows Media Player
Olympus E-10 Digital Camera - Click to enlarge
East of Sleepy Eye MN, following a lowering with strong rotation
Brief funnel develops as we get blasted by the RFD
We are forced to stay just behind the rotation as the RFD is wrapping behind us.
Moments after tornado forms. The tornado was dancing on the road initially and resembled a drill bit.
Tornado moves into a grove of tress and strengthens.
Beautiful white cone tornado with Pine Trees being thrown around!!
Condensation funnel begins to dissipate but still has violent rotation.
Condensation funnel is gone but there is still strong rotation.