The Ocheltree Tornado: A Case Study.
ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICAL APPLICATIONS CENTER (AIR FORCE) WASHINGTON D C
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Richards-Gebaur AFB, Missouri, on 1 May 1972 GMT date as an associated feature of a steady-state severe thunderstorm. This case study of that storm describes synoptic and mesoscale aspects of the situation using meteorological charts and diagrams and presents radar scope photographs from the Air Force Air Weather Service ANFPS-77 Storm Detection Radar at Richards-Gebaur AFB, near Kansas City, Missouri. Included in the photographs are several highly unusual range height indicator RHI sections through the parent thunderstorm and tornado tube. A partial survey of damage caused by the tornado is included. Some suggestions to non-centralized weather forecasters for coping with an imminent tornadic thunderstorm are presented in the final section of the Technical Note. Author