Storm Chase Case | Chester, OK Tornadoes | April 16, 2017

For our second ever video of this type, we’re taking a look at a day that would challenge any chaser to pick out the right target. This is another Slight risk/2% tornado risk with the dryline in the Texas Panhandle being outlined for a supercell risk.

However, because some might call us renegades, we opted for a different target in NW Oklahoma: an outflow boundary.

As you may know if you’ve followed our thoughts on forecasting in the past, outflow boundaries are our muse — but they’re not magic. When outflow boundaries work, you can end up with a tornadopalooza. When they don’t, you can end up with a mess of semi-organized storms with no hope of seeing anything worthwhile.

In this storm chase case, we’re going to look at outflow boundaries and when its a good idea to target them. Also, we’re taking a look at other forecast considerations such as dewpoints, temp-dewpoint spreads, and the impact of morning storms on a target.