|Well, what a day! We started out from Amarillo with the plan to
southeast, towards Childress, TX. Stopped for lunch at a MCdonalds,
that set the stage for the rest of the day...... Many stops....
With some nowcasting help from Bob
Conzemius and Andy
Revering, we decided to play the cold
front to the north. As we headed to the east, an MCD was issued,
shortly by a tornado box. A call to Bob C. and we found out the
was set up near Kellerville to Wheeler, TX. We headed up to I-40
east and caught up to the CU field near about Shamrock, TX. We saw
cells firing up on the dryline to the south, and took a look at
radar as well. We wanted to stick to our guns though and wait for
Heading east, we caught some radar shots of a line filling to the
south from Childress. To make a long story short, everything went
"blobular", or, into a big long line of storms moving
to the east. We
caught up to them around Erik, OK. Around the same time, we saw
some of the
mobile mesonet vehicles, and then the armada near Elk City, OK.
headed in to OKC for the evening.
All in all, a somewhat disappointing day, given the potential that
But, we got to see the storms go up to the south, and got to sit
little bit of hail core off the road with one of the DOW's. It was
coming into OKC with a DOW and about 9 mesonet cars. The look on
faces was hysterical.
Tomorrow looks to be south, not sure if we're going to go or not.
wiped out and not feeling good tonight. Thanks again to Andy for
nowcasting, and collecting data for me for later, and to Bob C.
nowcasting for us as well, while working the IHOP rounds as well.