Thursday, April 24, 2008
Hailstorm on I20 south of Gordon, TX
As we drove west to catch the Abilene storms a new supercell went up to our south. Sometime being late to the show gets the ticket.
I'm just glad we found some cover and it held up. I think I found 1 dent from a bouncing stone.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
As we approached SPS we noted fattening towers to the west. We gassed up and continued up 287 and several cells merged in one large beast near Electra. We moved to the south side of town and watched a wall-cloud form as it moved straight at us.
As we moved back to the west side of Electra it turned into a merry-go-round with tornadic rotation. We were blocked from seeing any ground contact but later saw a cone wrapped in the rain. I'll have to review the video that mike shot of this as I was driving at the time.
Friday, April 4, 2008
March 31, 2008. Target today was Gainsville, TX but quickly shifted east as storms went up near Grandbury and moved towards DFW.
We eyed the northern storm in southeast Denton, co and got on it in McKinney just as it died.
Next we turned to the best storm which was just north of the Red River, up Hwy 75 and followed it to Hobart and beyond before giving up on a winding back road seemingly from the movie "Deliverance".
Best shot of the day was at sunset as the front lit up.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Finally something appeared on the old radar southeast of us so we were all off on the chase down Hwy 36 to intercept. We settled in front of the storm just west of Oplin for some pics. A rain foot told most of the story here and the storm was moving mostly to the north and it's high base kept splitting so we left in favor of the next storm.
We exited east then south on Hwy 283 for Coleman and the next storm which was starting to look better. Once again this storm was splitting and heading north so we took Hwy 84 northwest for a better view. Soon we could see a wallcloud off to the west and watched several attempts to produce but the best show was the lightning.
One big problem today was that it seemed that every storm was "tornado warned" by the San Angelo office. This definitely did not verify in the field and cluttered things up quite a bit. It's hard to know what's really going on when you can't trust the warning on day's like this. Still a fun chase.