Our own Brandon Goforth witnessed the Moore, Oklahoma tornado as it entered town and moved just to his north just to the east of I-35. This was a devastating tragedy, it’s impact is just now sinking in for many people. We are shocked and saddened by the events in Moore. Personally feel this has to change chasing for everyone, too many deadly tornadoes. We aren’t chasing today, need a break to really let ourselves process things. Chris, Brandon Sullivan, Brett Wright, and Josh Ward witnessed tornadoes near Duncan, OK as well yesterday — but what’s more important today is the victims of the tornadoes of the last week. We are going to be forwarding donation info to everyone soon. Our thoughts and prayers go to all of the victims.
To lend help, check out the City of Moore’s website for the latest on what they need.
A tornado outbreak occurred over central Oklahoma on May 19, 2013 with myself, Brandon Goforth and my wife Sara intercepting 7-8 total tornadoes from several tornadic supercells. Two of the tornadoes were particularly violent — the Shawnee tornado (first tornado) and the Luther wedge tornado (second one). Also in the video are a couple of clips of the Edmond tornado but not pictured are another satellite rope type of tornado near Edmond and two tornadoes near Prague — I will have much more video from this day soon! – Chris
An absolutely breathtaking image by Brett Wright of the (likely) violent Shawnee, Oklahoma tornado from earlier today. This tornado did serious damage to the west of Shawnee, with fatalities and numerous injuries reported. A very sad moment and a very intense tornado.
Last Friday presented a relatively good opportunity to get out and intercept storms across West Central Oklahoma along an advancing cold front. While myself and Josh got a late start, we managed to get on the Putnam supercell as it neared Thomas. By then, however it was apparent that storm was gusting out so we tried to pump south ahead of the new supercell to our south and west. Unfortunately, we were unable to ever get ahead of the gust front which continually surged south and east. We literally could not find a way to get ahead of it for more structure. Thankfully (as you can see below) Eugene Thieszen managed to be ahead of it for an awesome view near Burns Flat. Read More
The atmosphere certainly knew how to show itself off on Saturday evening in Oklahoma. An isolated supercell blew up west of Lawton and another west of Chickasha during the evening hours, with beautiful structure at sunset and beautiful lightning throughout the entire event. Josh Ward, Eugene Thieszen, and Michael Furrer were all out and about taking pictures of the amazingly electric atmosphere on the evening of March 30. Read More
The Titans team watched the setup on March 29, 2013 very closely, as we took note of several boundaries placed across central Oklahoma. Somewhat rapid supercell initiation was expected across the risk area somewhere just W and N of OKC. At 5PM or so, we got our wish, with a supercell rapidly taking shape just to the east of El Reno. Read More