There’s not much else you can say about May 24, 2011 except that every index you look for to get tornadoes on the Southern Plains was at or near max levels. Deservedly, the Storm Prediction Center issued a high risk for this day, and the results bore out the absolutely incredibly maxed out atmosphere from Southern Kansas all the way to North Texas.

Our target on this day was west of Oklahoma City. Everything pointed towards big tornadoes close/near the metro area on this day. After seeing the EF-5 form near Hinton, we moved south fast to capture two more violent tornadoes. Had the raters been a bit more ambitious, we might’ve been some of the only people ever to see three EF-5 tornadoes in a single day.