Storm Chase Details

Chase Date: April 22, 2022
Miles Logged: 1302
States Chased: OK, TX, KS
Highest Wind Encountered: 70MPH
Severe Risks: SPC Outlooks

Chase Recap:

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.

Forecast

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.

Surface Analysis map from April 22, 2022 at 14z
Surface Analysis map from April 22, 2022 at 14z

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.