Storm Chase Details

Chase Date: October 10, 2010
Miles Logged: 220
States Chased: OK
Largest Hail Encountered: 1"
Highest Wind Encountered: 60MPH
Severe Risks: SPC Outlooks

Chase Recap:

The chances of severe were low on the 10th, however, a slight risk on a weekend day is hard to ignore. I woke up Sunday morning and picked a target of Hobart, OK.

Supercell near Hobart

I departed Norman and headed west to Carnegie then further west near Cordell. A storm was firing just to my west, which started to get it’s act together. I was able to get on the storm just east of Cordell near my original target of Hobart. The low level rotation was pretty good for a low expectation day.


I went east of Gotebo then north. I followed the core east towards Mountain View and then along State Highway 9 towards Carnegie. The storm produced some better hail in Carnegie and just east of town. I measured 1.5″ hail with a ruler. I got ahead of the storm again and headed to Anadarko.

I decided to mostly start heading home at this point, and went through the town of Anadarko in the heavy rain with very light hail. When I got onto US62 and started getting on the east side of town, the rain, wind and hail picked up. Amazing amounts of 1″ hail fell while winds gusted to 60 mph. I had to pull over because I was unable to see in the heavy rain.