May 27, 2011

May 24: Canton Lake/Fairview Tornado--Elephant Trunk/Sinuous Funnel Stage

Again, this is the download from our HD point of view camera. It cannot be zoomed. I will download footage from my digital video cam when I return home.

The Canton Lake storm was rated EF3. However, we saw its first stages (below) and this stage. There must have been translucent connections to the ground for the first stage and a dramatic multiple vortex or suction vortex with this stage in order to account for the damage. The visual evidence is not compelling from this video.