Storm Chasing 2018

June 19, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

I was only able to head out 3 days this year for some storm chasing.  It might be a good thing I didn't get out much this year as it has been a slower than normal season.  Back on May 23, it was reported that the Storm Prediction Center had issued its fewest number of severe thunderstorm and tornado watches year-to-date in over 20 years. Oklahoma didn't even see a tornado until the beginning of May and Oklahoma City has only been under one tornado watch so far this year.

On May 29th, I drove out to where western Oklahoma meets the Texas Panhandle.  While, I didn't see a tornado this season, I did capture a pretty cool time lapse of a rotating severe thunderstorm tracking near I-40 along the Texas/Oklahoma state line.  A tornado warning would soon be issued in Erick, Oklahoma for this storm. 

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