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    It has come to my attention that this very picturesqe supercell with a pronounced low hanging meso is being described in the news as a tornado.

    It was posted at another "internet hangout" where I hangout. lol

    I had to edumacate them a little bit.

    Supposedly this was in Iowa on the 11th. I was on the Salina, Chapman, Manhattan storms.

    Does anyone know the true origin here? Im sure someone here was on this particular storm if it was in fact in Iowa the other day or otherwise.


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    Yeah - it showed up in another thread in here and was posted on CNN's i-report (the world's most reliable source for unreliable information). It was mailed to me FOUR TIMES today ... yes, four times in one day. By people wanting to share with me how incredible it was that this is what hit the boy scout camp. And I'm just not even going to respond to these emails anymore because people refuse to believe me when I tell them that isn't the storm that hit the camp ... either that, or I guess it just makes them feel bad that they were gullible enough to send an inaccurate photo.

    In fact, I'm thinking of taking old tornado photos and FLOODING i-report with them every time a tornado hits anything and makes news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Peregrine View Post
    In fact, I'm thinking of taking old tornado photos and FLOODING i-report with them every time a tornado hits anything and makes news.
    Now that right there is funny stuff. I don't care who you are.
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    Good lord that stuff goes around fast. I've already been e-mailed about that image being from the boyscout camp storm. Thank god it's not one of "katrina" ones anyway. I think everyone has those figured out by now.

    For it to be from that storm I think that town would have to be "River Sioux" not even a town, just a little area of houses between I29 and Little Sioux. There's a railroad track there. Thing is they'd have to be looking west to see the crossing like that, and based off google earth nothing seems to match up to fit the image like that. Don't think it was dark enough for the street light to be on(well ok guess the storm could make it come on) or the light on that shop. The structure would have done some crazy improving to look like that 5-10 minutes after I left it...but the couplet sure as hell did.

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    I was hoping someone would ask this question as I got it twice today. I'd love to know who took it and where (really).
    Gone digital? I'm always in the market for older Pentax film cameras and the lenses that fit them (K-mount or M42 screwmount). What have you?

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    Hey guys. I was getting ready to ask ST members about this photo going around the internet, titled "Little Sioux Boy Scout camp twister". You guys were already on it. I think the supercell (meso) could have been photoshopped into the pic? Hopefully, the real origin of this will come out.
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    The i-report responses say it was Mitchell Co. Iowa - - I trust this information as much as the original, however - until someone can establish it for certain.

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    While I wonder about the validity of it, here is the 1st place I saw the pic.

    http://www.kimt.com.edgesuite.net/we...hailwallcloud/

    That is a link to some pictures sent into our local news station here in Mason City IA. This gives a name and time of photo taken, it is pic #11. Supposedly this is from the storms that rolled through the area on the 10th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Peregrine View Post
    The i-report responses say it was Mitchell Co. Iowa - - I trust this information as much as the original, however - until someone can establish it for certain.
    Than it was not the Boy Scout Tornado, Mitchell Co is in NCTRL IA about 200 miles to the NE of the area the tornado hit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh Richardson View Post
    While I wonder about the validity of it, here is the 1st place I saw the pic.

    http://www.kimt.com.edgesuite.net/we...hailwallcloud/
    Now that one is looking more trustworthy - - names and sources are good things.

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