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Incredible Supercell Structure Chase Day 21 - Texas Panhandle Moderate Risk


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#1 Paul Sherman

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 07:56

Took a massive massive Gamble today and Blew off the SPC's 10% Tornado Risk and Indeed the Moderate Risk for the Slight Risk in the Texas Panhandle. Model's were having an awful time today with showing Capping over Western Oklahoma and showing Derechio type events. So I decided to drive West along I-40 towards Elk City as a target, along the way we watched incredible Roll Clouds and Gravity Waves, the atmosphere looked stable to the North towards the SPC's Tornado Box. At about that time a few explosive cells fired along the dryline to our west near Childress. We went South from Shamrock and watched a beautiful LP Supercell try to gain some rotation but this soon fell apart, our attention was drawn 35 miles south to a Tornado Warned Cell near Childress, once this started to spit out 4" Hail we side swiped this to the east, but another beast of a HP Supercell went up on it's South East Flank, we stair stepped this near Vernon, at times it was like the apocolypse driving down Highway 287, with numerous Corn Fires due to dangerous Cg Lightning Bolts and drifting brown smoke everywhere. Once we got on the best viewing side SE Of the Storm near Seymour the view was incredible with a stacked plate Supercell. We moved South to photograph this storm for the next hour and then set up for some Lightning. Ended the day in Wichita Falls.

002.JPG - LP Supercell SW Of Shamrock (Texas Panhandle)

015.JPG - Stacked Plate Supercell South of Seymour (Texas)

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OKLAHOMA = 24 (BIGGEST = EL RENO 31.05.13) EF5

KANSAS       = 24 (BIGGEST = GREENSBURG 04.05.07) EF5

TEXAS          = 21 (BIGGEST = GRANBURY 17.05.13) EF4

NEBRASKA  = 20 (BIGGEST = PILGER 16.06.14) EF4

COLORADO =   7 (BIGGEST = CAMPO 31.05.10) EF2

S DAKOTA    =  3 (BIGGEST = WESS SPRINGS 18.06.14) EF3

ARKANSAS   =  3 (BIGGEST = DE WHITT 01.05.09) EF3

WYOMING    =  2 ( BIGGEST = VETERAN 22.06.13) EF1

SE ESSEX    =  1 (BIGGEST = BENFLEET 14.11.09) EF2

N MEXICO    =  1 ( BIGGEST = ROSWELL 07.06.14) EF0

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#2 Tom Lynch

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 07:59

Was another great and successful chase. It has lots going on.

A bridge that would only take one vehicle at a time , CGs hitting all around and each time starting a fire . The fire services were being run ragged.

Then to cap off the day a bootiful supercell.




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Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:44

Great last day for the Tour, the fires looked kinda funky!

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 12:07

Well done guys, have been watching you live each evening this week. Great fun, even without the sound. But there seemed to be a technical problem with your direction of travel on the plotter last night. It showed you static for hours whilste you were racing westwards on the Interstate.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 12:41

They didn't have the GPS switched on yesterday, but will try and have it on the majority of the time :)

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 13:47

This is probably my luckiest and favourite shot of the whole trip!

Nice way to end the tour...

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 13:47

That's an awesome photo Dan! Do you mind if I post it onto our Facebook pages (with full credit to you)?

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 13:54

That's an awesome photo Dan! Do you mind if I post it onto our Facebook pages (with full credit to you)?


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 14:26

Amazing photo there, Dan. Well done!
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 14:27

Absolutely amazing photo Dan.

Just caught up with the last few chase days and I'm totally blown away with the photography. Some fantastic stuff. Congratulations to all involved in getting the targets nailed. :)
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 14:46

What a stunning shot, now if we could just capture something like that in Sussex...... Posted Image

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 16:34

This is probably my luckiest and favourite shot of the whole trip!

Nice way to end the tour...


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 17:11

Nice picture, reminds me of Star Trek The Motion Picture.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 04:58

12 picture stitch of the cell south of Seymour, TX :D

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 09:29

Cursing under my breath looking at that Arron!!

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 09:54

That looks like it should be over Roswell or Area 51. :)

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 19:00

My copy of last nights supercell with lightningDSC_0078.JPG DSC_0191.JPG DSC_0461.JPG
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Posted 01 June 2012 - 19:13

Nice one Jim, love the CG in the last pic.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 19:20

looks like it's frying one of our cars!!
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Posted 02 June 2012 - 14:10

Nice Jim :D

Did you have a good trip?

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