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                   Friday, May 9, 2014 10:54PM CST

May 9 Illinois storm structure and funnel

By DAN ROBINSON
Storm Chaser/Photographer
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I had been watching this day as a possible backyard chase opportunity. Respectable upper support was situated atop of a moist, unstable boundary layer, with a slow-moving cold front providing the focus for convection. An initial round of storms fired early in the afternoon, which I ignored - partially due to having a full work project list, another due to the storms firing a little too early. I hoped a second round of storms would fire later in the evening along the boundary to the west, which they did. I never ventured more than 5 miles from home as two storms moved through and put on some interesting displays.

Sculpted updraft west of New Baden:

Funnel southeast of New Baden:

Rainbow and small hail south of New Baden:

Weakening storm and rainbow north of Trenton:

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