May 18 and 19 Storm Chases (#8 and #9)

Posted in Storm Chasing at 12:10 pm by Rebekah

I’ll starting working on chase logs for Tuesday and Wednesday later today, and will probably have those posted late tonight or tomorrow.

For now, here’s a photo (click to enlarge) of an amazing mesocyclone we saw northwest of Amarillo on Tuesday (just south of Stinett, where we caught a brief glimpse of a tornado).  Note the big hail shaft and green sky in the center of the beast.

On Wednesday, we saw some amazing updrafts on several supercells around central Oklahoma, and a breath-taking lightning show!

More to come later…

Looks like things will start to calm down for at least the Southern Plains for now, giving me the much needed time to catch up on work and chase logs/photos.  🙂 The ridge that’s setting in will give Oklahoma some summer-like days for a while, so I’ve also got to get outside and enjoy this weather!

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1 Comment

  1. Robin LaBar said,

    May 21, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Incredible photos! I wish I could have been there in person. I have to admit, the lightning one especially gave me the shivers…in the enlarged photo those lightning strikes look like arms coming out of the clouds to snatch at something! Both photos are amazing, and beautiful.