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