Calculated risks are part of storm chasing. On this day earlier this week, we were faced with a tough decision: go forward and likely get impacted by a strengthening storm’s core (but likely only face heavy rain and small hail) or wait for the storm to pass and risk getting home at 2 a.m.

It seems silly to type this now, but it was a very easy decision for us tired storm chasers on this day. We had already successfully documented the eclipse and storms were turning out less than impressive in NW Texas. So we opted for the risky move hoping we’d be rewarded with a much faster trip home… #weather #science#hail #storm