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:
Click to enlarge:
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: