My 2022 storm chase season began in the Texas Panhandle on April 22. A trough with strong winds aloft was passing overhead, but that also created strong southerly winds at the surface. With strong drought conditions present, that created a dusty mess of a day which made chasing storms…difficult.

Still, despite what I thought were a little too dry low-levels and so-so shear until sunset — the SPC issued a 5% tornado risk and I decided to give it a go. The day was a tough one to chase, but the ending scene at blue hour was one I’ll remember for awhile.