Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Video of Alden and Ft. Cobb, OK Tornadoes 11/07/2011

Close approach to the Alden tornado:

Video clip of Ft. Cobb Tornado:

Chase Data:

SW to C Oklahoma Autumn Tornadoes 11/07/2011

Eric Sipes and I left Cordell at approximately 9:30 am for Will Rogers Airport to pick up Ben McMillan who was flying in to join with us on the chase.  Our morning target was the Vernon, TX to Altus, OK to Snyder, OK triangle, a target that verified even though we didn't end up there.

After picking Ben up we blasted down I-44 toward Lawton with the intention of heading W from there.  However, after checking data on the way, we felt it might be better to head for a more northern target (around Hobart) with the option of heading south toward our original planned target.  As we approached Hobart a storm went tornado warned near the TX border to the WSW of Hobart and a couple more had developed near Altus moving NE so we felt our target had verified although we kept an eye on the storm just S of the Red River on radar.  After aborting an intercept of the western storm which was rapidly weakening we noted some rotation on the storm just W of Hobart.  We pulled off and observed this funnel cloud with weak, intermittent ground circulation at 3:03-3:05 Pm CST.