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.
Storms hit 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 kicked up 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.