Chase Date: April 2, 2017
Jolyane Limoges, Melissa Stratis
Miles Logged: 1345
States Chased: TX
Severe Risks: SPC Outlooks
Jolyane and Melissa were on their way to San Diego to hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. Their flights connected in Houston, which ended up having weather and cancelling flights. They got stuck at a hotel near IAH airport, so I drove down with intentions of chasing the next day
Early early initiation
Well, I knew we’d have some early initiation, but I wasn’t thinking storms and tornado warnings by 745 am. So anyway, we got ready in a hurry and headed out the door. We headed up I-45 to Huntsville to observe a tornado warned storm. These storms were moving fast.
I would spend the next few hours chasing these storms to the north and east. I finally called it a day north of San Augestine after the lake cut us off from continuing east.
BBQ in Beaumont
We headed back to Beaumont and got some BBQ before heading back to Houston. There were some significant tornadoes east into Louisiana, but we were never in position to intercept those.