If you are, like us, traditionally a storm chaser of the lower plains and southeast US — the High Plains are oftentimes a bit of an afterthought in your seasonal plans.
But they shouldn’t be.
From a growing library of experience, the High Plains may be amongst the most magical places to chase storms if you are into the photography side of this stuff. In this chase case, I hope to convince you that even the most marginal severe risk days can be worth your time. Todays subject: a supercell in a meager environment this past Spring in NE New Mexico.
If you are a chasecationer, you’ve no doubt faced a decision on whether or not to skip a marginal risk somewhere from E NM up into SE WY and waiting on the atmosphere to recharge on the lower plains. I can remember a lot of sequences like this where the High Plains did something photogenic while a lot of people even dedicating whole weeks to chasing skipped out on the setup *raises hands as a guilty party*.
So today, let’s take a look at what these days can produce when it seems the ingredients are truly marginal and what we can look for to distinguish between the marginal days that might not work out versus the marginal days that do!
I love your videos, very educational..thank you
This was my first time chasing in the high plains. Pretty sure I saw Raychel out there!
good job friend. Barbara storm in my country now. one video in my channel
Good as always :D Beautiful little sc!
Beautiful video – nice graphics!
You need the weather radar for sure. What's the best connection SAT? In Michigan we get allot of straight line winds. Water Spouts. Tornados are down for 4 minutes if we're lucky to spot one not sure if it was a Tornado or wind damage. NWS has to investigate. Been a spotter for 10 years and can't be 100% if I ever seen one on the ground.. But this spring I'm headed S West again and try my luck. I spent 4 weeks last 2 weeks June and 2 weeks July and only seen 1 for sure. But we stayed in Memphis TN and headed out from there.
Love the commentary!!
love new mexico.