Shelf Cloud in Northern Oklahoma

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Storm Chase Details

Chase Date: May 18, 2019
Chase Partners:
Mike Holcomb, Aric Cylkowski, Lorraine Matti, Tom Oosterbaan

Chasers Encountered:
Bill Oosterbaan

Miles Logged: 387
States Chased: OK
Severe Risks: SPC Outlooks

Chase Recap:

My dad was in town and it seemed feesible that Saturday the 18th could be a tornado day up near Alva, so we started heading that way in the early to mid afternoon hours after I got done working. I had missed the day before due to work, so I was a bit frustrated.

We were on the storm just to the southwest of Alva as it went up and tried to find some hail, but couldn’t find any. We stayed on back roads and stayed ahead of the storm which finally put out a beautiful shelf cloud. We spent the next hour or so positioning with different foregrounds before moving to the next spot before finally giving up near Carrier and returning to Norman.