Saturday 9 June 2012

2012 Position Day 3 - Vidor (TX) to Okarche (OK)

Sat 09 Jun

Today we woke up at 4am to make the long drive (10 hours or so) to Okarche (OK) from Vidor (TX). This allowed us to pick up Pete, our new chasing partner, and to position ourselves ready for Sunday's storm potential which at the moment looks to be somewhere around and to the north/east of Wichita (KS).

Majority of the journey went smoothly, but an accident on the I35 south of Norman (OK) meant we had to leave the interstate for a brief section to avoid the quasi-stationary queues, and rejoin the interstate further North.

During the first part of the drive (5-6am) a few cells over the Gulf offshore from Texas produced lightning which initially lit up the sky, but as the sun rose this became increasingly only visible in the cloud structure themselves. Nevertheless, although technically not close to us, this makes it the 3rd day in a row where lightning has been visible...

1 comment:

  1. 3 days of lightning! The shield has broken! Jacquie