This was at the tail end of a long chase day in North Texas where we observed several tornado warned storms and a couple of tornadoes. This supercell gave us some hope we might just eek out another for a bit over open land before it all but faded away with the sunlight.
This was a pretty interesting chase day with two separate targets. We chose the easternmost target with the better moisture over the dryline. This moisture gradient almost acted as a second dryline with storms forming along it and eventually going on to produce tornadoes from the DFW metro north towards the Red River.
This tornado encounter was one where we really never could afford a great view thanks to a lack of good roads and dense trees. We ended up having to back up about 1/2 mile with this one (probably a bit excessive all things considered in retrospect 6 years later). Overall this was a day I’d love to have another shot at as it seemed like it was the theme for a lot of the first 1/2 of 2013 where we were ill-equipped and not ready to actually chase in terms of being in the right headspace to make the right decisions.