STORM DOCUMENTATION - 2000
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DATE AREA OBSERVATIONS
FEB 24 TX PAN NIGHT TIME SEVERE STORMS IN THE TX PAN.  NOTHING INTERESTING OBSERVED.
MARCH 2 C/N TX SOME EVENING SUPERCELLS WITH VERY HEAVY AMOUNTS OF HAIL
MARCH 9 NW TX NOTHING SIGNIFICANT OBSERVED
MARCH 16 NW TX/SW OK NOTHING SIGNIFICANT OBSERVED
MARCH 23 UNK NOTHING SIGNIFICANT OBSERVED
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APRIL 15
SW OK/NW TX RAPID DEVELOPMENT OF SUPERCELLS, WHICH INITIALLY DROPPED 3 INCH HAIL, QUICKLY WENT OUTFLOW DOMINANT.  SPECTACULAR GUSTFRONT AT SUNSET.
APRIL 18 SW OK NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SHOOT / NOTHING SIGNIFICANT OBSERVED
APRIL 19 NE/C OK NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SHOOT / LATE EVENING SEVERE STORMS IN NE OKLAHOMA.
APRIL 22 SW OK/NW TX NOTHING SIGNIFICANT OBSERVED
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APRIL 29
W TX HIGH BASED SUPERCELLS & AN EVENING RAGING ROTATING SUPERCELL IN ASPERMONT, TX
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APRIL 30
NW TX/N TX TORNADIC SUPERCELLS / BRIEF TORNADO OBSERVED UNDER A LARGE WALL CLOUD.  LARGE WALL CLOUD THAT PRODUCED THE CROWELL TORNADO IS SHOWN.
MAY 5 NW TX NOTHING SIGNIFICANT OBSERVED
MAY 6 NW TX NOTHING SIGNIFICANT OBSERVED
MAY 8 SW OK / NW TX EXPLOSIVE CONVECTION THAT QUICKLY DIED
MAY 16 CO/NE/WY TRI-BOR INACTIVE WARM FRONT, ONLY ACTION IS IN WY IN UPSLOPE REGION.
MAY 17
SW NE DAY THAT WENT DOWNHILL IN A HURRY.  SHALLOW SFC MOISTURE WHICH RESULTED IN A MARGINAL THREAT FOR SEVERE STORMS IN THE WARN SECTOR.  A DIFFERENT STORY ALONG THE WARM FRONT WITH STORMS WRAPPING AROUND THE LOW.
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MAY 18
N TX SUPERCELLS QUICKLY DEVELOPED AND DIED RAPIDLY.  SO A FEW OF US WENT TO PLAY MINIATURE GOLF AND GO CARTS.   NICE SUNSET.
MAY 24 TX PAN GORGEOUS LP SUPERCELL WEST OF ALLISON, TX.
MAY 25 NW TX/W TX W TX SUPERCELLS THAT BECAME OUTFLOW DOMINANT.  EXCELLENT LIGHTNING SHOW.
MAY 26 NW TX/W TX HUGE SUPERCELL IN THROCKMORTON COUNTY AND EASTWARD.  1 TO 1.5 INCH HAIL OBSERVED.
MAY 27 N TX OUTFLOW DOMINANT HIGH BASED STORMS OBSERVED.
MAY 31 W IA NOTHING OBSERVED, BUSTED FORECAST.  ACCUMULATED 1080 MILES IN ONE DAY.
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JUNE 13
W KS SEVERAL SUPERCELLS, A BRIEF TORNADO NEAR LUKA, KS, AND OTHER SHORT LIVED WALL CLOUDS WITH OCCASIONAL BRIEF FUNNELS WERE ALL OBSERVED.  ALSO AN EVENING SUNSET BACKLIT ROTATING STORM.
JUNE 16 NW TX / SW OK TOWERS WENT UP AND DIED ALONG THE COLD FRONT.  BUSTED FORECAST.
JULY 20 SE CO/S KS STRONG WINDS, SOME HAIL, AND LOTS OF GUSTNADOES WERE OBSERVED.  ALSO DID SOME QUICK SURVEYING OF DAMAGE IN PRATT, KS AFTER A SEVERE DOWNBURST.
OCTOBER 31 TX PAN AMA TO PAMPA AREA, SOME LATE EVENING SEVERE STORMS.  GORGEOUS SHELFCLOUD AND PICTURESQUE LIGHTNING.   ACCUMULATED 580 MILES.

 

APRIL 29, 2000

Area Chased:  W TX

Discussion: I'm writing this a year later so forgot most of it.  Not much happened until night fall.  Amos, Clint, and I stayed in Aspermont, Texas.  At about 10pm a violent supercell moved southeast toward Aspermont developed.  We drove south to get out of its path and watched as it slowly moved SE over Aspermont.  It was an awesome striated tower lit up by lightning.  Large hail was reported by other chasers in Aspermont, including Jeff Piotrowski who reported a "roar" from the hail and wind.

Pictures:

000429-1b.jpg (12090 bytes)     000429-3b.jpg (15241 bytes)      A picture of a high based storm out in West Texas.   It showed a hook and rotation on radar but out here it was just too high based and inflow dominant.  Project MOCISE was around doing some transects.

MAY 17, 2000

Area Chased:  SW NE

Discussion: I met up with Scott Blair and Chris that morning.  We stopped at a truck stop off of hwy 80.  Inside we all tried our luck with our laptops to get data.  Piowtroski was inside as well having no luck.  Finally we got one to work and began sifting through current data.

When leaving, the chaser convergence began to increase dramatically.  We drove south a tad and waited.  Towers went up and quickly died while moving northward.  Anvils overhead were moving north too.  We got on a few severe storms (that did not verify) moving north at 50mph.  Later, a storm formed north of ours and moved into Brady, NE.   This produced a very photogenic tornado.   We should have gone north closer to the sfc low.  We finally gave up at 7pm and went south to our hotel in Salina, KS.

Pictures:

000517-1b.jpg (10669 bytes)     A tower that began as a little cumulus grew into a potentially severe storm as it moved off to the north/northwest.

JUNE 13, 2000

Area Chased:  W KS

Discussion:  Several supercells, a brief tornado near Iuka, Kansas, and other short lived wall clouds with occasional funnels were observed.  Also an evening sunset backlit LP storm.

Pictures:    
 
 
000613-2b.jpg (12062 bytes)     000613-3b.jpg (9797 bytes)      This is the Pratt, KS supercell that previously dropped a tornado.   I was driving at the time so no stills were taken of the tornado.  This is a new wallcloud that formed which produced a few needle funnels.  After this we left it for another storm to the SW.  Later in the evening Scott and I were treated to a gorgeous rainbow with a golden wheat field background.

 


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