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An Eventful Weekend

By: UMTornadoCamp13 , 9:14 PM GMT on May 21, 2013

Hello again! We're back in Lubbock after a long weekend of chasing in the southern plains.

As mentioned in our previous blog entry, we headed from Kansas into Oklahoma on Sunday. We hovered around the border, south of Wichita, and saw some impressive storms pop up throughout the afternoon. However, due to the hilly and tree-covered terrain, we were unable to retrieve the tornadic data our team was after.

On Monday, we focused our chase south of Oklahoma City and into extreme northern Texas. We followed a promising storm near Marlow, OK that had an impressive structure and wall cloud drop, but we had to eventually relocate because it moved out of our range. As soon as we moved, a tornado dropped - unfortunately, we were not able to find a good vantage point to take measurements and had to abandon the storm.
We then found a new target supercell right on the OK/TX border - however, it merged with another severe cell coming from the south, went outflow dominant, and lost its appeal for us. After a lucky and successful first chase day, we had two disappointing (albeit exciting) chase days this weekend.

Marlow Wall Cloud (UMTornadoCamp13)
Wall cloud that dropped from a supercell near Marlow, OK on 5/20/2013 at 2:51pm local time.
Marlow Wall Cloud

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2. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
10:41 PM GMT on May 22, 2013
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1. Skyepony (Mod)
9:18 PM GMT on May 21, 2013
Thanks for sharing the pics & chase.
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