Friday, November 07, 2008

11/5/2008 Chase


Things shaped up nicely for a chase on Wednesday. Steve Miller OK and I met up with Aaron for what was to be a mud slinging good time. We started out by heading to Morrison, where we met Aaron, then headed towards I-35 and up N of Perry to catch a cell developing there. At this point it was still early, so not much rotation yet. We then decided to head down I-35 towards Guthrie to catch the monster cell headed there from El Reno. We intercepted it just N of Edmond, and followed it from there, the whole time watching cyclic wall clouds. This led to the mudding adventure through back roads S of Langston, S of HW 105. After Steve got over his white knuckles (the Dodge is rear wheel drive : ), we jetted E on 105 to catch up to it again (didn't take much - these storms we slow moving for Nov). Staying on it as it had more lowerings, up to Cushing and E on 33, it never did produce any funnels. Finally we called it in Drumright as it was past sunset.
All in all, a fun day, nice to be in the weather again. It's also good to know Steve can be forgiving when I keep saying "The road ahead should be paved", as road conditions worsen. I have video of a stern faced Steve for $30 / sec if anyone is interested. j/k :)

3 comments:

Joseph T said...

The muddy road s of Langston didn't happen to be Indian Meridian road did it? Our group had some fun on that POS road last year (10/17 i think) after Delorme showed it to be paved... it wasn't...

Hans said...

Yes, the one and the same. I tried to tell him Delorme said it was paved. ;)

Dewdrop said...

Sounds like y'all are chasing in GA... I thought only we could combine storm chasing and mud-boggin' in one outing. Only $30/sec for Steve's video, eh? What a deal!