The Vulcan tornado of June 13, 2004
A long-lived supercell formed southeast of Calgary, Alberta on June 13, 2004, spawning at least one tornado and numerous occurrences of large (>20 mm) hail.
- Here is a map of the area affected
- Click here to see the surface plot at 0Z
- Here is an animation (through which you can step, one by one) of the upper air fields (925 mb to 100 mb); images courtesy of Plymouth State University
- Storm reports can be found here
These images show a few interesting features, such as the persistent mesocyclones (highlighted by the circles), hook echoes (especially on 0.5 degrees at 00:30 and 00:40Z), and a hail spike (especially on the 1.5 degree scans--look especially at 23:50 to 00:40Z)
- A few pictures of the tornado on the ground, thanks to Steve Schlachter
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Last update to this page: July 5, 2004