Hail south of Wichita Falls, TX

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Storm Chase Details

Chase Date: April 9, 2013
Chase Partners:
Cory Watkins

Chasers Encountered:
David Drummond, Jay McCoy, Bucky Graham, Evan Hatch, Andrew Newcomb, Savannah Williams, Scott Hollinger, Michael Hollinger

Miles Logged: 458
States Chased: TX
Largest Hail Encountered: 1.5"
Severe Risks: SPC Outlooks

Chase Recap:

Started this morning out in Atlanta after the Michigan Wolverines lost the NCAA Mens Basketball National Championship the night before at the Georgia Dome. I was able to change my flight with Delta to the first ATL-OKC flight of the day so I could chase when I landed in Oklahoma.

After a long night and early morning, I was pretty tired and landed in Oklahoma City sometime early in the morning. Cory Watkins picked me up from the airport and took me to my truck, which had been getting repaired over the weekend. We headed south on I-44 into Texas and hung out in Burkburnett where we ran into Bucky Graham and Evan Hatch.

Eventually I headed further south and met up with David Drummond and Jay McCoy before storms started blowing up on a triple point of sorts to our south. We decided to head down to Seymour before heading down to the dominant storm over by Graham.

The storm was obviously not going to produce any tornadoes, but did produce some nice gusty wind which blew dust up (I am hesitant to call it gustnadoes) and produced some nice hail. Cory and I headed north and eventually got into some decent sized hail near Windthorst.

We eventually met up with Savannah Williams and Andrew Newcomb before heading back to cold Norman.