Storm Chase Details

Chase Date: April 10, 2016
Miles Logged: 429
States Chased: OK, TX
Largest Hail Encountered: 1"
Severe Risks: SPC Outlooks

Chase Recap:

This was the first chase with Mike and Connor, which is surprising after all these years.

Heading Out

We started off heading southwest towards Lawton and then west to Snyder and dropped south to Frederick near Vernon which was my target. A storm had already fired in TX, and was nearing Vernon, so we decided to just stay on the Oklahoma side and wait for it to come to us.

Lightning Photos south of Tipton

I setup and was able to take some lightning photos with my lightning trigger as the storm moved towards us and across the red river.

Walters Supercell

We followed the storm east/northeast towards I-44/Walters where it produced some good structure.

An early April Supercell structure near Walters, OK
An early April Supercell structure near Walters, OK

Dropping South into Texas

We continued to follow that storm and then started to head home before dropping back to I-44 and south to get the next storm coming out of Texas. Some fancy maneuvering as we dropped south of the Red River to Burkburnett. I really thought the storm would produce, and probably had a funnel but was hard to see in the darkness.

Waurika Hail

It was a chore to stay in the notch as the storm had become quite HP, but we followed it back to Waurika where it dropped some hail.

Hail near Waurika, Oklahoma on April 10, 2016