Leoti, Kansas Tornado: May 21, 2016

Forecasting for this day seemed pretty clear: Leoti, Kansas was our target. We kicked around dirt and played in the sunflowers until storms developed late in the afternoon. It was a hot, breezy, fairly typical Kansas afternoon.

This storm produced a couple of brief tornadoes, but the structure was the bigger story.

Brief tornado north of Leoti, Kansas.
The overall view of the storm taken from north of Leoti, Kansas.
Mammatus clouds from underneath the storm near Leoti, Kansas.