Target Area: Gainesville/Denton, Texas
Chase Area: Bust - storms too far away
Observations: supercell anvil and cows
Distance: 315 miles
Time: 7 hours
Chase Team: Jeff Makowski and myself
SPC Convective Outlook: Slight Risk (Click to see SPC products, data, and storm reports)
Chase Setup: A broad trough was located over the Rockies. A warm front was situated near the Red River Oklahoma/Texas border, and dewpoints ahead of the dryline in far western Oklahoma / northwestern Texas were near 60. A lot of things looked decent with this setup, but they weren't all juxtaposed in the most favorable way.
Chase #5...Sort-of (after)
Chase Log: Not much to say about this day. We headed down to Texas late in the afternoon, in hopes of finding a supercell forming along the warm front. There were a couple of nice supercells that formed in far west Texas, whose anvils we could see, but in the end, nothing for us but cows and a nice sunset.
Anvil of a tornado-warned supercell just northwest of Abilene (taken from Denton)