Storm Chase Details

Chase Date: May 24, 2022
Chase Partners:
Adam Reagan

Chasers Encountered:
None

Miles Logged: 624
States Chased: TX
Highest Wind Encountered: 60MPH
Severe Risks: SPC Outlooks

Chase Recap:

A bit reactionary after missing a tornado the day prior. Squatch and I traveled to central texas to look at a shelf cloud.

Forecast

With a slow pattern in mid May, I had been watching Monday the 23rd and Tuesday the 24th as well as Wednesday the 25th. I also found out Squatch’s plans for his chasecation fell through, so I invited him to come with me.

Sunday evening we discussed, and I really thought Tuesday was the better of the two days. Shear looked meager on Monday the 23rd, and I figured we’d need to go to Midland which is approximately 7 hours away. I even referenced May 1/May 2 and my laziness on chasing the 1st. Bad analogy, but it’d verify with missing a big tornado in Texas on the 23rd.

Morning Target

Morning surface analysis showed a very nice tongue of moisture up to the DFW area. If something discrete could form there, the shear profiles and moisture were fantastic.

May 24, 2022 -16z Surface Analysis
May 24, 2022 -16z Surface Analysis