2008 APRIL 7: ELEKTRA, TEXAS TORNADO
On Monday, 4-7-2008, I encountered vigorous enhanced cu in Baylor and
Wilbarger Counties around 2:30 PM. These struggled with the capping
inversion but continued to regenerate at the focal point of what
appeared to be a small mesolow. Finally one of these broke the cap and
the chase was underway. A cluster of three cells merged rapidly into a
large supercell. Just west of Electra, the storm produced the brief
tornado I show below.
The northern storm was near Mankins. Despite interference via outflow from the southernmost storm, this cell maintained an impressive radar presentation and several wall clouds.