Green Sky Chaser

11 May 2011 Chase Log

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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.

Blog Entries:

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.