The winter of 2015 brought with it a menacing and incredible double ice storm event across Central Oklahoma. Both Thanksgiving and Christmas were bookended by major ice storms with serious damage in and around El Reno, Oklahoma.
A snowstorm across the OKC metro area once again caused traffic tie-ups during the winter of early 2015. This was a busy storm pattern which portended an active spring to come!
Snow from around OKC. This was a minor snow event but it was part of a larger pattern of a busy winter season across Oklahoma.
Another pretty Oklahoma snowstorm with pretty scenes to film!
Just two weeks removed from our last supercell storm chase, a post-Christmas snowstorm brought a heavy band of snow to the OKC metro area. As always, Oklahoma is so pretty when a winter storm strikes.
Southern Plains snowstorms are always potentially treacherous. In 2014, we saw an early cold snap (you can see fall foliage on many trees in the video still) bring snow to central Oklahoma.
The big risk day of 2014 featured extreme wind shear and cape which prompted an SPC high risk.
Fortunately for residents but unfortunately for us — storms struggled throughout the afternoon. A supercell looked to be ready to do big things though, as it featured all the classic hallmarks of a tornado producer on a high risk day. However, the cap was strong and the storm eventually wilted and died quickly. From a chase standpoint it was certainly disappointing but sometimes our disappointments are a good thing for everyone else.
Winter storms in Oklahoma are always interesting. Here’s one from early March which was unfortunate in so many ways. Storm chasers are usually getting the itch to chase big weather by early March but 2014’s start to the month was frigid. The scene at Lake Hefner was amongst the coldest I’ve ever felt in OK, with wind chills -15 to -20 easily given the surface temp and extreme wind speeds.
As boredom reached its peak in the winter of 2014, we decided to venture out to play I a snowstorm taking aim on the Southern Plains!