Straight line winds and hail near Jayton, TX

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Storm Chase Details

Chase Date: May 23, 2013
Chase Partners:
Bill Oosterbaan, Tom Oosterbaan, Jari Ylioja

Chasers Encountered:
James Menzies, Stephen Jones, Paige Burress

Miles Logged: 658
States Chased: TX
Largest Hail Encountered: 2.25"
Highest Wind Encountered: 80MPH
Severe Risks: SPC Outlooks

Chase Recap:

We got a late start since I was doing on camera interviews with a film crew from the UK in Moore, but managed to rush down to Floyd County TX where we got on the only real storm of the day. We never saw a tornado, but the straight line winds and hail were very intense.

Bill drove like a champion through near zero visibility and 50+ mph winds to emerge out of the storm on the south end near Jayton, TX.

We ended the storm chase down near Rotan and then headed back to Norman, stopping in Seymour for dinner.