April 16th Texas Panhandle Tornado and Supercell
April 16th had good potential, but a tad limited moisture. Mid 50s dewpoints raced north on a strong low level jet and storms exploded on the dryline by mid afternoon. We interecepted the southernmost cell not far from Groom, Texas. Appearing outflow dominant and linear, we pushed ahead of it and watched as the tail end updraft become a rotating beast and produced a tornado. As the storm continued northeast, the structure was quite pretty as it tried again to produce several times, but just couldn’t stay focused long enough for that to occur. Overall, beautiful supercell and a great chase!
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