Storm Chase Details

Chase Date: May 9, 2017
Chase Partners:
Tom Smetana, Jari Ylioja

Chasers Encountered:
None

Miles Logged: 805
States Chased: NM, TX
Tornadoes Witnessed: 2
Largest Hail Encountered: 2"
Highest Wind Encountered: 50MPH
Severe Risks: SPC Outlooks

Chase Recap:

I was chasing in the Blue Moose with Tom and his dad. We left Norman, heading towards the Plains, TX area. I made the mistake of having Allsups twice on the drive out, something I would pay for later.

Storms Firing

We had made it to Tatum, New Mexico before storms started to fire. We headed north and were on the storm just east of the New Mexico border, west of Lubbock. The storm had a decent wall cloud initially, but turned into a HP beast.

Hail Cores

We went through multiple hail cores and found some deep hail and muddy roads. I also ran into problems with my computer, with multiple blue screen of death screens.

Sudan Texas Tornado

As we were nearing Sudan, we witnessed a tornado roping out in town.

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