Storm Chase Details

Chase Date: April 22, 2015
Miles Logged: 878
States Chased: TX
Largest Hail Encountered: 1.5"
Severe Risks: SPC Outlooks

Chase Recap:

This is a day where I overthought the target. My original target was near Seymour, TX or even further south towards Abilene. This is the general direction I headed, ending up in Seymour mid afternoon waiting on storms to fire.

Heading towards Amarillo

The morning outflow boundary had pushed way far south and I really was losing hope for any storms firing down there, so I desperately tried to head way far northwest towards Amarillo. I was hoping to catch a storm that had fired southwest of Amarillo near Hereford.

Storm southeast of Hereford, Texas

Hail in Happy, Texas

Happy, Texas Hail storm

After a lot of driving, I finally caught up with the storm near I-27. It was a prolific hailer in Happy. The storm seemed like it might wrap up and produce a tornado multiple times, but cold RFD outflow seemed to surge every time that happened and would cut inflow off.

Storm continues south near Tulia

I ended down in Tulia as the storm dove to the southeast with some cool views and motion. Again it was never able to wrap up, but definitely a decent storm.

It was about this time a nice little Landspout was hitting the social media feeds from down in my original target area near Anson, TX.

I followed this grungy storm across the caprock, surging way east in hopes to experience some “caprock magic”. Some great structure for those that chose to stay west and some trollnado near Floydada.

Heading Home

I gave up on the day in Dickens and headed east with the intention of heading back to Norman through Seymour again, but got side tracked by a tornado warned storm after dark near the town of Knox City. Some decent lowered structure and a wall cloud observed, but again no tornado. I got under an awning as it hailed like crazy in Knox City before heading home to Norman.