June 13, 2005
storm "chase" just south of Tulsa. Some rain, some thunder, yawn...
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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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Though a Tornado Watch was issued for areas just south of Tulsa, it was unlikely I would see a tornado as the low level shear was not overly impressive. A weak cool front was pushing through the area this day, and a cumulus line went up all along the front before storms formed. Too many storms went up, resulting in an uneventful line of precip. The station sent me out in small hopes there might be some decent video...
See a wall cloud, and listen to the thunder on this video:
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some lightning shots near Morris, Oklahoma
More sign issues, this time it's the wrong one...I thought I was lost when driving through Morris, OK due to this sign. US Highway 52 does not run within 1,000 miles of Oklahoma. .. if your travels take you through Minot, North Dakota, you would expect this sign!
The highway department got this one right. Highway 52 in Morris is a state highway as correctly signed here. However, as I drove north of Morris, it's miss-marked again as I drove past three more US Highway 52 markers!
Oklahoma is often noted for bad highways and bridges. And, how would you like to have this sign sneak up on you when you're doing 60mph? This stop sign's beautiful shade of primer nearly matched the sky condition that day as I came to a screeching halt to prevent from getting t'boned as this intersection!
This thunderstorm north of Okemah has a wall cloud in the right spot. However, this storm became embedded in a  line of storms along the front. This wall cloud little chance to dip down a tornado.