(9 June 2011)
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About This Shoot
Date: 9 June 2011
Location: West-central Oklahoma from Strong City to Foss Lake, OK
Shoot Type: Storm Chase
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Synopsis:
Intercepted a high-based supercell storm that formed in a strong-shear, but high temperature-dewpoint spread environment with early evening temperatures a little above 100 degrees and dewpoint temperatures in the upper 50s to lower 60s. This provided for clean storm structure with good visibility despite next-to-zero tornado potential.

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9 June 2011


Fri, 10 Jun 2011 00:56:57 -0500
Prelim crudely processed images of the high-based supercell Strong City to Foss Lake, OK
I don't have much time to process images the way I like them, plus the
fact I'm on my laptop with crappy color gamut so it's tough to work
with these. In due time, I'll post better versions of these,
especially the saucer-shaped updraft at sunset overlooking the pond.
These will require some more involved dynamic range increasing using
several exposures... fortunately I was shooting on a tripod at that
time. That was taken just west of Foss Lake (~ 5 miles southeast of
Hammon, OK). This was a very photogenic high-based supercell --
exactly what I was hoping for!

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Thu, 9 Jun 2011 21:55:00 -0500
950pm chase update: done chasing. very successful supercell photo shoot! Fine sunset light once again around Foss, OK. Heading to Amarillo for the night.

Thu, 9 Jun 2011 19:46:18 -0500
743pm. very slow moving high based supercell with awesome precip shafts beneath updraft. this could get good at sunset. its Oklahoma and I dont see any other chasers

Thu, 9 Jun 2011 18:59:13 -0500
656pm chase update. near strong city, ok high based supercell in the making here I believe... nice inflow tails from the east. incredible rainfoot earlier.

Thu, 9 Jun 2011 18:05:51 -0500
600pm chase update. cell data reception is poor around cheyenne, ok. there is a storm forming to my northwest from cheyenne OK. monitoring from a hill W of town

Thu, 9 Jun 2011 16:52:49 -0500
447pm chase update. hard towers going up to the south along tx-ok border near canadian river

Thu, 9 Jun 2011 14:47:49 -0500
June 9 storm chase target: NW Oklahoma -- Woodward to Arnett or thereabouts. Hoping for a repeat of yesterday, minus the wildfire. After this chase, may be heading to Raton NM