Today, we’re taking a look at three classic April chase days from the Titan archives. Why are we doing that? Simple: We’re all stuck at home ! The other reason? The Plains are quiet as a mouse…for now.
First up on our adventure through time is a chase on Easter Sunday in 2011 just east of Abilene, Texas. This supercell was cranking up fast. This storm had all the hallmarks of being a tornado producer on the triple point from the moment we got on it and, we didn’t have to wait long.
Little did we know it but this was to be the highlight of the day for us. After this tornado storms formed everywhere and while we saw some additional tornadoes throughout the day, none came close to this beauty in baird.
Next up on this list is a day that’s rather famous amongst storm chasers, the April 14, 2012 high risk. We saw supercell after supercell try to produce tornadoes in Kansas but it was in the evening on the last supercell in the line in Northern Oklahoma that we finally hit paydirt, near Cherokee.
This storm produced several sets of twin tornadoes near Cherokee, Oklahoma. We ended the day with a view of a large and growing tornado just south of Manchester, OK.
A few days before Cherokee was this incredible day in Northwest Oklahoma. Under northwest flow aloft, this beautiful supercell put on a show near Woodward, Oklahoma.
After the initial two cone tornadoes, we closed in on a monster rotating base near Sharon.
Just for a programming note: We expect to see the Plains season pick up soon and travel to be a bit more tenable, we can’t wait to share material from our 2020 excursions!