Saturday, June 25, 2016
A somewhat iffy start to the day for severe weather and tornado chasing potential finished spectacularly with this view of the HP supercell that had been chasing us all the way through the Texas panhandle on the evening of Monday, May 16, 2016. Camera position here was a safe distance of about 19 miles ESE of the most intense part of the storm, at a cell phone tower lot along US Highway 83 in Hemphill County, and about 11.5 miles northwest of the town of Canadian. Time for all three images posted today was 8:18 pm CDT. The supercell's shelf cloud can be seen low along the horizon in the distant background.
A vertical view of the scene. The setting sun created brilliant color and shade contrasts.
Panorama image. At right watching the scene is Alan Broerse of News 9 Oklahoma City outside his Storm Tracker 9 vehicle, and Ryan Alliss in the foreground. The storm's heavy rain finally caught up with us as we entered the town of Canadian and continued unabated all the way to our night lodging destination of Woodward, Oklahoma. Nikon D7200 DSLR camera.
Radar screen capture of the moment with our position indicated with a target icon.