Laverne-Woodward, OK Supercell & Canadian, TX Supercell (3 July 2017)
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About This Shoot
Date: 3 July 2017
Location: Northwestern Oklahoma & Northeastern Texas Panhandle
Shoot Type: Storm Chase
This was a long chase day, starting in Overland Park, KS after spending a couple days with family and friends over the weekend. I targeted Laverne, OK and intercepted the first storm that developed very rapidly late in the afternoon north of Laverne. The structure was HP in nature, but the storm had a ton of deep aqua color. I followed it south to Fort Supply to just outside of Woodward before breaking off of it due to too much outflow and not much photographic interest. I blasted southwest to a tail-end Charlie storm in the northeastern Texas Panhandle that was moving very slowly. It slowly organized into a supercell as I approached it near Canadian. I found a place to photograph this storm from the SSW, overlooking canyon terrain between Canadian and Miami, TX. The storm structure was very nice with a wonderful field of mammatus above. The storm eventually became too outflow dominant, mainly due to the other storms' outflow from earlier on farther northeast. I continued to follow the storm and newer development out ahead of it along Highway 60 down to Pampa, TX before calling it a chase at sunset. I photographed the last small storm in the series just west of Pampa at sunset looking off to the east.

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3 July 2017

Laverne-Woodward, OK Supercell & Canadian, TX Supercell

Wed, 5 Jul 2017 11:43:39 -0500
HP Supercell with field of mammatus above, near Canadian, TX. 3 July 2017
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