Sunday, March 7, 2010

This week: 20 year anniversary of the Hesston tornado

It was 20 years ago this week that an outbreak of tornadoes on March 13 1990, including the Hesston Kansas tornado, shook the central plains out of a several-year lull in significant tornado activity.

The Wichita Eagle has an excellent article by Stan Finger on the Hesston tornado at:

Stan also has some photos and discussion on his blog at:

Later this week, I'll see if I can get some other review info about this event up on my web site. The Hesston tornado day was certainly one of the big turning points in my meteorological life.

- Jon Davies 3/7/10

1 comment:

Andy Fischer said...

Awesome shot Jon. The 1990-1993 period wasn't too shabby a time to start stormchasing in Kansas eh? :-) If I could go back in history and chase any storm, this would probably be the one.