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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Photos from today's chase (near Amarillo)

Due to a wobbly rear-tire I was forced to stay in the Amarillo area. I tried to go east-to where all the tornados were dropping (dozens I hear) but my car had other ideas.

Still- I took a few photos of the storm that blew through the north side of Amarillo and chased it up HWY 60 almost to Panhandle - but once it turned into a wall of white, I was forced to give up the chase.

Hail fog NE of Amarillo:

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These are photos of the two very brief land spouts in that storm that came up from the Umbarger area. They were very short lived (twenty-to thirty seconds) and dissipated as the storm gained power. I saw about five of these. No warnings were given-and in reality-they are very weak and probably didn't show up on radar.

I was surprised that AES didn't report them-but they were a tad late getting out to where I was.

Lots of dime sized hail NE of the city - pelting my car. Grabbed a snap out the open window before it hurt too much.

The "Big Boys" building off to the east. These thunder-bumpers dropped large hail and quite a few tornados in neighboring counties.

The road not taken - and after seeing all the great tornado footage on the TV - I should have risked it:


Tina said...

Great pictures! I enjoy reading your blog and I love the pictures. I refer lots of family & friends to your site. The Eagle was soooo cool!

Steve Douglass said...

Thanks Tina- It's good to get some feedback. Hardly anyone comments. Nice to know you like my work!

-Steve Douglass

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