1:16 PM Looking back north at overshooting tops
North of I-40. Tornado reported, 5 WSW Vici, Oklahoma at 1:20PM.
Rapid development of CB, TCU SW of Reed, Oklahoma.
2:00 PM continued rapid development just south of Reed, Oklahoma. As the
updraft passes overhead, it was already strong enough to calm a 25 knot
2:33 PM Sunburst over flanking line looking SW, near Reed, Oklahoma.
2:41 PM from east of Reed, Oklahoma looking North into flanking line of
fully developed supercell at right. 1 inch hail at 3:17 PM as storm passes
over Willow, Oklahoma.
3:22 PM Mature supercell thunderstorm near Retrop, Oklahoma producing 1 inch
3:31 PM from the NW side of supercell looking SE toward Retrop, Oklahoma.
This is the area to watch for wall cloud development.
3:32 PM 5 E of Retrop, Oklahoma looking NNE at funnel cloud, underneath
the right rear flank and rain free cloud base.
3:44 PM small funnels observed along with rotating scud.
Note the appearance of RFD from left.
3:58 PM the business end of a classic supercell
thunderstorm. 1 inch hail moving into Burns Flat, Oklahoma.
4:11 PM underneath the storm we find moderate rotation and the RFD punching
in from the West
4:15PM rotation is centered in the photo with RFD coming in from West.
Looking N from 10 miles South of Clinton, Oklahoma.
4:26 PM another funnel cloud observed to WNW of Cordell, Oklahoma
4:38 PM In an area of rotation this heavy downpour must be watched carefully
before driving into it.
5:04 PM A person who stops before he pulls over! Driving safety is most
important. Chasers who do not practice safety can be more dangerous than the
5:19 PM as sirens wail in Weatherford, Oklahoma funnel clouds are observed
just south of I-40.
5:27 PM South Weatherford, Oklahoma wall cloud and the tail cloud are
5:55 PM Severe supercell departing the Weatherford, Oklahoma area to the
NE. Note: overshooting top reappears.
6:44 A last look at a supercell thunderstorm about 6 hours after birth on
the convective currents of SW Oklahoma. At 6:48 PM a tornado touched down in
Canadian County, 2 miles south of Okarche, Oklahoma. Fortunately, this one
storm only manages
to scare a lot of people, inconvenience a few more, and for some provide
study material, both on pixels and memory.