(1 June 2012)
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About This Shoot
Date: 1 June 2012
Location: Oklahoma Panhandle from Forgan to Guymon, OK
Shoot Type: Storm Chase
Description: Marginally severe storms, photogenic full rainbow
This was another after work chase. I set out to intercept storms that first developed east of Liberal...hoping for an intercept near the OK-KS border south of Meade State Park. I did not get into the inflow sector of this storm before it crossed Hwy 23...and I received some quarter size hail on the north side of the storm as it passed just south of me. I let this storm go as it was moving into a more stable airmass...opting for new development back to the west and northwest. An isolated storm formed north of Guymon and I decided to intercept this storm. By the time I reached it, though, it was on a downhill trend. I wanted to get on the backside of the storm to capture anything photogenic with the lowering sun angle. I did manage to capture a nice full rainbow with remnant precipitation shaft and small cumulonimbus cloud above it. That was pretty much it for this chase.

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1 June 2012

Fri, 01 Jun 2012 23:00:00 -0500
This full rainbow followed a weakening storm I chased near Guymon, OK on June 1, 2012 overlooking a golden wheat field
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Fri, 01 Jun 2012 19:28:50 -0500
chase recap June 1

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Fri, 01 Jun 2012 19:12:19 -0500
chase update 705pm. Fairly photogenic backside to the weakening storm near Guymon, OK full rainbow over golden wheat field with the mushy convective Cb and remaining rain shaft.

Fri, 01 Jun 2012 17:36:24 -0500
Another after work storm chase June 1 in the eastern Oklahoma Panhandle. Northwest flow supercell or two likely through late evening