Severe Squall Line in North Texas

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Storm Chase Details

Chase Date: June 23, 2019
Chase Partners:
Solo

Chasers Encountered:
None

Miles Logged: 443
States Chased: OK, TX
Largest Hail Encountered: .5"
Severe Risks: SPC Outlooks

Chase Recap:

The day screamed linear event, but it was also likely the last chance of the season. I decided to target around Wichita Falls but got distracted early by the storm in southern McClain/Grady county near Purcell.

As I approached from the north down OK-74, the storm had a decent updraft and was sucking up some scud. Within minutes, however, it had gotten the ugly whales mouth look to it. Dropping south, I ended up near Elmore City and saw a decent shelf cloud before deciding to bail south towards the storms going up in Wichita Falls.

Unfortunately a line pretty much filled in, and I never really got on anything before it turned into an outflow dominant linear trash.

I ended up south of Archer City and decided to try my hand at my lightning trigger taking lightning shots. Some amazing CG, but the 9v batteries in my trigger weren’t strong enough to trigger my shutter so I missed them all. I dropped south to Olney and got another 9v battery. Managed a few shots after that before ending up in Jacksboro at Allsups for dinner. Probably the last allsups of the year as well.

And just like that, the southern plains season was pretty much over for Spring 2019.