(29 April 2012)
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About This Shoot
Date: 29 April 2012
Location: West Texas from Levelland to Wolfforth, TX (near Lubbock)
Shoot Type: Storm Chase
Rating:
Synopsis:
The first supercell formed northwest of Levelland, and I followed it north of town about 6 miles. The storm had menacing High-Precipitation supercell structure as it approached me. I had to bail back south to Hwy 114 near Opdyke as the rear-flank gust front was approaching me. I was in an inflow jet of 50mph with blowing dust reducing visibility at times to near zero! I continued east watching another storm develop just south of the main storm along Hwy 114. I then noticed the next significant supercell form off to the southwest. This storm appeared to be headed for Lubbock, so I drove to Lubbock and south of the city. I photographed long-exposure storm structure from about 8:45 to 9:05pm as the storm rolled through the Wolfforth area just southwest of Lubbock. The inflow dust was rather amazing! I followed this storm east to near Wilson before giving up on it around 9:45pm.

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29 April 2012


Mon, 30 Apr 2012 00:47:07 -0500
-Wolfforth Supercell 2012- Long exposure image of HP Supercell after sunset at 9pm CDT southwest of Lubbock near the town of Wolfforth looking northwest
  
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Sun, 29 Apr 2012 21:49:32 -0500
chase recap LP supercells Levelland to south of Lubbock

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Sun, 29 Apr 2012 19:49:29 -0500
wild!!

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Sun, 29 Apr 2012 19:22:52 -0500
Supercell developing near Levelland, tx 720p
  
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Sun, 29 Apr 2012 17:54:45 -0500
chase update 550pm

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Sun, 29 Apr 2012 16:28:41 -0500
chase update 430pm

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Sun, 29 Apr 2012 15:08:00 -0500
chase update 305 pm

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Sun, 29 Apr 2012 14:43:43 -0500
Cumulus field percolating west of Midland TX. I think a storm will form here in a few hours
  
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Sun, 29 Apr 2012 11:38:47 -0500
chase update 1135 am

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Sun, 29 Apr 2012 09:36:33 -0500
Chase Day 4/29: Target southern portions of West Texas. Plan to stage at Big Spring, TX early this afternoon
  
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