Please accept my apologies for the hiatus from blogging we seem to have taken! Rachel and I flew back to Vermont to attend our graduation from LSC…we are both now degree-holding meteorologists! Also congratulations to Rachel for being selected by the Alumni Council as this year’s recipient of the Outstanding Graduating Senior Award! I mention this because in the time we were gone, not much happened for the Team out in the field. There was a lot of driving across west Texas and eastern New Mexico, and a couple of storms that produced large hail, but no tornado intercepts by the armada. We flew back just in time, though…the weather situation became much more conducive for tornadic storms today. We positioned ourselves well early in the day and deployed on a long-lived supercell north of Amarillo for several hours. There were several tornado reports associated with this storm, but we were not so lucky to be able to see a tornado from our locations. Thick curtains of rain obscured the tornado from view.
Wednesday also looks like a favorable day for operations, and of course we will be on the prowl once again.
I was able to capture this photo of a weak funnel today…and until next time, enjoy!