Target Area: Enid, Oklahoma (Click on city names for Yahoo! maps links)
Chase Area: Enid/Buffalo, Oklahoma
Observations: thunderstorm, hail, and lightning
Distance: 440 miles
Time: 8 hours
Chase Team: Jeff Makowski and myself
SPC Convective Outlook: Slight Risk (Downgraded from Moderate Risk at 1300Z) (Click to see SPC products, data, and storm reports)
Chase Setup: A deep trough set up over Colorado with a surface low in western Kansas. A dryline stretched south of the low through western Oklahoma, with dewpoints ahead of it in the low 60s. Forcing and instability were a concern after a squall line formed early, moving through central Oklahoma.
Oklahoma Severe Weather Risk (before)
Chase #6: On The Road! (during)
Chase #6 Update (during)
Chase #6 - Heading Back! (during)
Chase Log: Nothing much to say about this day. We started off with some optimism, even after driving through a squall line with some heavy rain, hail, and lightning near Oklahoma City. The clouds then hung around for the better part of the day, inhibiting most convection.