"I remember saying to Brett, 'the wall cloud
is getting closer, closer--oh shoot, it's turning.'
Fun Fact: Meteorologists sometimes call this a wall cloud
Eyes will not only tell the intensity of the rain, seeing the outflow from the storm, a shelf or wall cloud
that precedes the storm and the actual width of the holes or breaks is the best way to decide whether to punch or run.
After that, no more tornadoes were reported, but this supercell continued to produce large hail, straight-line wind damage, a massive wall cloud
, and funnel clouds until it moved over Lake Michigan between the cities of Racine and Kenosha.
Satellites can show the clouds, their temperature and moisture content, but it takes a spotter to see the wall cloud
forming beneath the anvil shape of a thunderhead that often precedes a tornado - the last one in Lane County hit Creswell in 1999.
* The eye is surrounded by wall clouds
, where the strongest winds and heaviest rains are found.