Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Tulsa finally saw a little action last night. The setup for the day was very impressive in terms of instability. Most of the area was in 5,000 to 6,000 cape with an area of 7500 southwest of OKC. Not much happened around the Tulsa area until around 9:00. I initially had some interest in getting out to shoot lightning but as things progressed I started getting a pretty good show just to the west of my apartment. I was able to get at least one decent shot but I still have some practicing to do. It was kind of nice to be able to set out on my porch and drink a beer while everything passed over the top of me.
Thursday, June 07, 2007
It looks like I'm finally going to get a chance to get out on a decent setup for once. All year I've sat in my office while storm after storm has fired out west. So until today I've been a storm chaser that hasn't chased anything all year. I'm looking forward to what the evening might bring us. SPC moved the moderate risk area down to include northeastern Oklahoma at 1630 and everything else looks to be falling in place as well. I also take it as good sign when the mets at the station I currently chase for are calling to see if I'm going to be out tonight. Maybe I'm getting overly excited but it just feels good that there's a decent chance of seeing some action around my neck of the woods for once.
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
The probabilities have increased in the second run of the Day 2. Hopefully the front will come through between 5pm and 12am for once. It seems like the very few storms that have come through the Tulsa area have been while I'm working or in the middle of the night midweek. I haven't gotten a chance to chase anything this year due to the fact that I don't have any vacation time until next month. I'm keeping my fingers crossed and will be wishcasting this one.