May 19, 2010 wasn’t supposed to be a high risk going in — but it ended up that way when a localized maximized environment took shape along a warm front in Northern/Central Oklahoma. Surrounding that high risk was a large moderate risk zone. Severe weather was likely, and we had to make the most of it…
May 19 capped off what was a pretty phenomenal week of chasing, with several different notable supercells — and what was the second largest outbreak of tornadoes in Oklahoma’s history on May 10, 2010.
Of course, on that day, we struck out with our storm failing to produce a tornado as it zipped on past us at 60 m.p.h.
So on May 19, we were trying to avoid missing out completely on another high risk day in Oklahoma. This episode was actually one of my favorites for Season 1, as the dual storyline really allowed the episode to keep flowing.
Give it a watch: