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Day Three Of Our Local Chase Adventures.

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Small Ragged Wall Cloud 30 Miles West-Northwest Of Artesia.
Zoomed In A Little Closer. Rain Foot To The Right Or North.
Wall Cloud Becoming Blocky Looking & Becoming Rain Wrapped.
T-Storm Outflow Winds Kicking Up Blowing Dust North Of Artesia.
Looking South Along US Hwy 285 North Of Artesia Near The County Line.
Looking South Along US Hwy 285 North Of Artesia Near The County Line.
Looking North Along US Hwy 285 North Of Artesia Near The County Line.
Cumulonimbus Mamatus Clouds East Of Carlsbad - Shot From C-Hill.
Cumulonimbus Mamatus Clouds East Of Carlsbad - Shot From C-Hill.
Cumulonimbus Mamatus Clouds East Of Carlsbad - Shot From C-Hill.
Cumulonimbus Mamatus Clouds East Of Carlsbad - Shot From C-Hill.
Day three of our storm chase adventures was just as much fun as the two previous days, although my wife didn't get to see a tornado. We left Carlsbad and headed north towards Roswell yesterday afternoon. Radar was already painting a nasty supercell thunderstorm south of US 70…

Two Days Of Storm Chasing With My Wife.

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Thursday, May 23, 2013.
Just East Of Loco Hills, NM Looking South.
Looking West At Virga On St. Hwy 529 And A Three Vehicle Wreck.
Looking North, Just East Of Hobbs, NM, At  A Virga Bomb/Blowing Dust.
Halfway Between Hobbs, NM And Seminole, TX Looking East.
9 Miles South Of Brownfield, TX.
Between Brownfield And Lubbock, TX.
Diane and I left Carlsbad around 2:30 PM MDT Thursday afternoon and headed north up US Hwy 285 towards Artesia, New Mexico. A LP Supercell Thunderstorm had already produced golfball size hail at Lakewood by 2:40 PM. When we arrived in Lakewood at 2:43 PM there was still penny size hail left on the ground. We then headed east of Artesia on US Hwy 82 towards Loco Hills. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was in effect for Eddy and Lea Counties, with a Tornado Watch in effect for much of west Texas.
By the time we got to Loco Hills the storms had pretty much fallen apart with lots of debris clouds and virga everywhere. We encountered virga bombs with pockets of blowing dust…

Moore, Oklahoma Tornado - May 20, 2013.

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Blog updated @ 7:00 AM MDT, Thursday, May 23, 2013.

Mile Wide Wedge Tornado Plowing Through Moore, Oklahoma.

Courtesy Of KOCO TV, Oklahoma City, OK.
Moore, Oklahoma.
Moore, Oklahoma Hospital.
Moore, Oklahoma Hospital Parking Lot.

Moore, Oklahoma.

Briarwood Elementary School Courtesy Of Tim Marshall. 

Moore, Oklahoma Courtesy Of KOCO.

This Large Steel Tank Was Picked Up And Carried 1/2 Of A Mile
And Drooped Into A Residential Area Of The WestMoore
Subdivision Of Moore, Oklahoma. Courtesy Of Tim Marshall.

Moore, Oklahoma. 
Preliminary Damage Path.

Courtesy Of The Norman NWS Office.











Animated Radar Loop Of The Moore Tornado.

Latest information via the Norman, OK NWS Office.

Update 10:00 PM MDT, Tuesday, May 21, 2013- A lot has changed concerning the details of the Moore, Oklahoma tornado since I updated this blog at 5:30 AM MDT this morning. First, I talked with my dad who lives in Tucson, Arizona this morning, and he informed me that my uncle was there visiting with him and was fine. One of my cousin

Oklahoma & Kansas Tornado Outbreak May 19, 2013.

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Blog updated @ 5:50 AM MDT, Monday, May 20, 1013.

Courtesy Of Storm Chaser Brandon Sullivan.

Carney, Oklahoma 5-19-2013. 

Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Courtesy Of Brent Wright & Tornado Titans. 
Destructive Tornado Outside Of Shawnee, Oklahoma. Note The Tree At The Top Of The Tornado.

Carney, Oklahoma.

Carney, Oklahoma.
Update- At least one person has been killed and 21 injured during yesterdays tornadoes in Oklahoma.

Violent tornadoes ripped across Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa, and Illinois today. I missed this outbreak since I was working, and this is just a taste of the results. Piles of rubble are everywhere in more than one community tonight as search and rescue efforts are underway. Preliminary storms reports from the Storm Prediction Center indicate at least two dozen tornadoes today. Monday looks to potentially just as bad if not worse than today. More today's outbreak later.
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My Resignation As Skywarn Coordinator.

Good morning everyone,
I have made a decision to resign my position as the Eddy County Skywarn Coordinator, and as the Regional Skywarn Coordinator, for the Midland National Weather Service Office County Warning Area of responsibility. I feel like that I have done all that I can do with the National Weather Service Skywarn Program here in Eddy County, and as well across west Texas.
I have enjoyed working as the Eddy County Skywarn Coordinator for the past 81/2 years, and as the Regional Skywarn Coordinator for the past 21/2 years. I have been lucky enough to make many new friends via the Skywarn Program and I am very grateful for this.
My thanks and gratitude go out to Pat Vesper, and all of the staff at the Midland National Weather Service Office, for their time and help with the Skywarn Program over the past 81/2 years. It has been a pleasure working with all of the forecasters and staff at the Midland National Weather Service Office. When I first met Pat over 10 years ago he was …

Granbury & Cleburne, Texas Tornadoes.

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Blog Updated @ 2:55 PM MDT Friday, May 17, 2013.






Photo Is Courtesy Of Kevin Rose. Large Wedge Tornado Near Rio Vista, TX Yesterday Evening.
Shared By Reed Timmer. Massive 1-Mile Wide Tornado Rolling Into Cleburne, Texas Yesterday Evening.
Cleburne, Texas Tornado Courtesy Of CBS11 Dallas/Fort Worth.
Courtesy Of Paige Buress & Texas Storm Chasers. 1-Mile Wide Wedge Tornado North Of Rio Vista, Texas Yesterday Evening.

Cleburne, Texas This Morning.
Nothing But The Slab Left After Granbury, TX Tornado. 
Granbury, Texas. 
Granbury, Texas.
Cleburne, Texas. 
Granbury, Texas.
Granbury, Texas.
Granbury, Texas.

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