WICHITA FALLS, TX SUPERCELL
30 MAY 2001
|The image to the right was taken north of Olney around 9:10 PM after the storm wrapped a new meso and wall cloud. -AM|
|Intercepted a HP supercell around Witchita Falls after
having gotten word of a severe storm in Clay County. SPS was my original
target in the morning, but having seen the intersection of the outflow boundary and
pacific front in addition to a mesolow translating northeast, I moved my target to
Ardmore, OK and waited there.
When I dropped south and east to catch the Clay County storm it was nearly stationary, backbuilding along a boundary to the SW. Storm exhibited good mid-level rotation and maintained strength for quite some time, producing up to golf ball size hail or larger.
Brian Fant photographed a nice, rain-wrapped tornado near Lake Arrowhead west of Scotland, which I missed by about twenty minutes. Storm regenerated after dark with a new meso over Archer City and I chased it until late since it was moving in the general direction of Denton and home. --AM
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