I left my home with VERY low thoughts on May 31, but with big hopes. There was just enough turning of the winds, lots of instability, maybe…just maybe May could do May things and I could see something interesting?!
I started the day near Memphis, Texas (this was the town of 2022 I think for me) watching storms take shape slowly. Eventually, the cap fully eroded and storms went EVERYWHERE. This meant I was able to witness a slow evolution from an LP supercell into an HP monster and then into a linear segment over the course of a few hours with the initial wave of storms that formed along a boundary.
To the west, more storms formed off of the dryline and I made my way there to find a mature supercell that had a bowled base which can always get me excited. However, it became clear this storm was pretty outflow heavy, but it produced some very convincing gustnadoes and eventually gusted out itself at sunset — but it left behind incredible skies to gaze at.
This won’t be on any of my all-timer lists to be sure, but it was certainly a fun and low-key storm chase in the Texas Panhandle.
0:00-0:22 – Today’s Setup
0:23-1:50 – The First Storm Towers
1:51-2:43 – HP Shelfy Thing
2:44-3:05 – Tornado Warned
3:06-3:25 – Driving West (New Storms)
3:26-5:21 – Supercell Transition
5:22-8:11 – Beautiful Sunset Storm
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