Storm Chase Details

Chase Date: April 19, 2023
Miles Logged: 191
States Chased: OK
Tornadoes Witnessed: 2
Largest Hail Encountered: 1.25"
Highest Wind Encountered: 50MPH
Severe Risks: SPC Outlooks

Chase Recap:


In the days leading up to the 19th, it did not appear that the 19th would be a significant day. This day would end up being one of those that came together in the 11th hour. On the first Day 1 SPC outlook, there was a slight risk/2% tornado west of Oklahoma City Metro.

Morning 12Z NAM Run

Surface Analysis 19Z/2 pm CDT April 19, 2023

May 19, 2023 - 19Z/2 PM CDT Surface Analysis
May 19, 2023 – 19Z/2 PM CDT Surface Analysis

Following storm through Moore

Since I was already up at I-44 and US-277 in Newcastle, it made sense to cross the river on I-44 and go to 149th. I

Returning home then dropping south to Noble

I returned back to my home to ensure the earlier Cole tornado was not going to affect Norman. Oklahoma Highway Patrol had closed I-35, so I had to use surface streets to get to my house. After a bathroom break, I was convinced the tornado to my south had dissipated.

I headed back out towards Southeast Norman and Noble.