This was the quintissential Oklahoma mid-May storm chase with supercells off othe dryline likely with tornadoes expected towards the late afternoon. Unlike the April 19, 2023 chase, I felt like the entire team had a much better handle on this day and what needed to be done. We were deep into streaming storm chases and also we had many of the kinks in the workflow worked out.
Leaving the hotel on this morning, I knew I was going to have a realy good chance to see a tornado. It was both hot and humid, with dewpoints well into the 60s and even into the low 70s. With moderate wind shear and strong to extreme instability, it was pretty obvious a dominant supercell would be quite a spectacle.
Little did we know the small community of Cole, OK would suffer their second tornado impact of the year.