Chase Date: September 2, 2010
Miles Logged: 63
States Chased: OK
First chase as an Oklahoma resident
Severe Risks: SPC Outlooks
There wasn’t a lot to this chase. It was my first chase as an Oklahoma resident after moving to Norman in July 2010. The SPC had put us in a slight risk for Wind, and even had 30% probabilities earlier in the day. They backed off those probabilities, but storms did end up firing later in the afternoon to the northwest of Oklahoma City.
The storms congealed into a line that struck the OKC metro area in early evening. I left work and stopped by my apartment to get my gear. As I was new to the area, I struggled with navigation, but ended up near the airport. I measured a gust to 43 MPH and saw a lot of dirt kickup as the line came through. I then followed the storms down I-44 to State Highway 9.
I took SH-9 back east towards Norman where I ran into some penny sized hail, although most of it was pea to dime sized. I measured winds there to about 35MPH.
All in all, a short chase, but a fun little chase and a fun storm.