This is what a supercell may look like just before it produces a tornado. In this case, this storm was only 30-40 minutes away from producing a few tornadoes in rapid succession south and west of the Oklahoma City metro area.

At this time, the storm almost looked like it might be dying, with a flat base and a trend towards a smaller storm tower. I was admittedly beginning to think if I had busted a classic May dryline chase day in Oklahoma. But, persistence in sticking with my forecast (and the low-level jet) paid off in a big way, with a few tornadoes from Dibble to Noble, Oklahoma. It was a day from this past season I won’t forget. (May 11, 2023)