Storm Chase Details

Chase Date: May 13, 2023
Miles Logged: 139
States Chased: OK
Tornadoes Witnessed: 1
Largest Hail Encountered: 1"
Severe Risks: SPC Outlooks

Chase Recap:

I had no plans to chase when I woke up, just like the previous day. By mid afternoon, a storm had developed in southwest Oklahoma and looked decent on radar and satellite.

With nothing else to do, I took a short drive down the turnpike to Chickasha and headed south. The storm looked shelfy and unimpressive when I first got on it south of Chickasha.

The presentation on radar seemed to improve as it continued moving north/northeast. As I maneuvered around Chickasha, I stopped near the Airport on US81. While looking back to the southwest, you could see wrapping up as the storm moved towards me. There was never a full condensation funnel, but it appears to have been a brief tornado. Another chaser reported it as a tornado as well.

Storm spinning near Chickasha Airport

I continued to follow the storm up into Mustang before continuing home and enjoying the rest of my afternoon. Not a bad Saturday in May.