Chase Date: April 13, 2014
David Drummond, Lindsey Farias
Miles Logged: 595
States Chased: OK, TX
Largest Hail Encountered: 1"
Severe Risks: SPC Outlooks
I had somewhat high hopes for this day despite the crashing cold front. The plan was easy – stay along the dryline well ahead of the cold front and see what we can see.
David Drummond, Lindsey and I left Norman and decided to head south on I-35 stopping in Ardmore to fill up. There was definitely a lot of towering CU activity to our west, but we wanted to stay south away from the cold front.
We headed west out of Ardmore than south to the storms which had started firing in Texas. The first storm we approached was near Possum Kingdom Lake. There was a nice elevated/possibly cold core funnel and a horseshoe vorticy. We didn’t want to stay on that storm as it was struggling, so we headed south to the storm west of Stephenville.
We headed to Stephenville then southwest to Dublin, TX where we intercepted the storm which had a real nice wall cloud. It cycled 2 more times producing nicer wall clouds before we had to move a little southeast. One last wall cloud cycle before the storm literally vanished into thin air.
We headed back to Norman after that.