Wednesday 15 May 2013

2013 Day 8 - Dallas (TX) Tornadoes, chase partner swap

Today served as a rest day more than anything else - the two Chris' departed early in the day and headed south to Houston to fly back to Heathrow, while myself and Matt were stranded in a hotel near DFW airport with no vehicle, waiting for the 2 Hannahs to arrive later in the afternoon where we'd pick up our hire car.

Unfortunately today happened to produce several tornadoes just west and southwest of Dallas, and naturally Matt and I were very gutted we couldn't chase these. But hey ho, this weekend looks good for a more widespread outbreak of severe storms. We did get treated to some very gusty winds, heavy rain and close lightning while at our hotel during the evening, and thankfully all the hail and tornado-warned cells stayed to our south as I was slightly nervous about our hire car getting hail damage on our first evening ha!
Our new stormchase vehicle, 'Avenger' (named because it's a Dodge Avenger)

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