Storm Chase Case: Night of the Creepy Twisters

Chasing at night is REALLY difficult — especially compared to daytime chases. When that night chase happens in November in a low CAPE, high shear environment? Buckle up! The November 16, 2015 Tornado Outbreak across the Texas Panhandle into SW Kansas is one of the most prolific tornado outbreaks of the last decade on the…

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Wall Clouds vs. Shelf Clouds: Understanding the differences

To a beginning storm observer, wall clouds and shelf clouds (and more broadly inflow vs. outflow features) — can be confusing. Both of these storm features look to hang down from storms and oftentimes they can be mistook for one another. However, these two could not be more different. Shelf clouds are products of storm…

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April 21st, 2020 Elk City, OK Hail Storm

Destructive hail up to 2.5″ in diameter impacted Elk City, OK today, Supercell storms formed in the North TX Panhandle and moved east/southeast, with 70+ mph wind, blinding rainfall and very large hail. This video from Elk City, OK shows some damage from hail, hail lying in the streets and some street flooding.

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