Chase Date: April 22, 2022
Miles Logged: 1302
States Chased: OK, TX, KS
Highest Wind Encountered: 70MPH
Severe Risks: SPC Outlooks
This would easily be the windiest chase I’ve ever been on, I think. We were, at times, less than 3 miles away from a storm and could not see it because of the dust.
A day west of I-35. First southern plains chase west of I-35 this year. A highly amplified trough crossing into some decently unstable and moist air in the Texas panhandle. My target was somewhere around Pampa for a storm.
Picking up Zack and hitting the road
I headed over and picked up Zack and his gf, and we headed out. We headed out I-40 westbound towards Amarillo. It was a very windy drive, with multiple times being pushed out of my lane.
Moisture continued to look good out west, with dewpoints in the 60s at Amarillo.