Amid a quiet interval between storminess I poked back through photos of chases earlier this month and decided this was worth posting:
Aug. 6th post). This view is looking north and the storm was quartering left to right in front of me. The feature was underneath the southwestern edge of the storm and I originally thought it was part of the beginnings of a shelf cloud.
However as I watched this area tightened and began to visibly rotate, resembling a low hanging multi-vortex funnel less than a half-mile from me. Fortunately the cell itself was moving slowly and I had a clear southwestward escape route behind me, so I only slightly tensed as this developed and moved in my direction. The rotation lasted 45-60 seconds before the funnel dissipated so I wasn't treated to a close look at a tornado.
Hopefully there is more summer and fall chase action on the calendar before the winter doldrums arrive!