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                   Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 11:05PM CDT

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I ended up going out for just over a half an hour Saturday to grab a few quick shots. The storms were strongly outflow dominant and not worth following any farther east. I chose not to leave again for the unexpected increase in tornado risk after dark, since it would have required more than 2 hours worth of driving to reach. These two images were taken in the Bartelso/Okawville area.

Whale's mouth outflow formation with lightning:

Outflow kicking up dust in the distance with soybean fields:

It appears things will quiet down for about a week before the next round of severe weather potential arrives.

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