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Meteorologist George Flickinger's Storm Chasing Pictures and Southern Plains Forecasts
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Meteorologist George Flickinger's Storm Chasing Pictures and Southern Plains Forecasts
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I'm out of position on this Tornado Warned storm. A tornado occurred about 15 minutes ago. The storm is 25 miles east of me and I have no chance to catch it as it's moving away from me. Typical of the early season, the storm is extensively sheared.
But I drive toward the storm anyway and come across the hail covered ground. Lots of smallish hail makes for icy driving!
Looks more impressive that it is... I'm on Interstate 40 at exit 270 looking north at weak rotation. A tornado warning is in effect for this storm. Surface inflow is weak and the storm is outflow dominate.
Here's a pseudo- wall cloud between Checotah and Warner. Again the storm looks scarier than it is.
And finally a little lightning strike that night in Tulsa.
Not bad for my first chase of 2005!
I took this photo from Highway 62 west of Okemah. I found a few hailstones larger than 1 inch.
After a quick live TV report in Henryetta, I snapped a picture of the storm. It's about 30 miles north of me. The anvil is near peak height. The storm then weakened as it moved into cooler air near Tulsa.
March 21, 2005 NE Oklahoma: Some Hail, Some Tornado Warnings
The first severe weather outbreak of 2005 provided a few small tornadoes in Oklahoma and hail. I provided live reports and video for TV. The storms were hard to chase, typical early season fast movers.