May 3rd, 2001 Morton, Texas HP
After a quick return southward from the Glenville, Minnesota chase, the Texas panhandle was the place of choice. Rapidly returning moisture from the gulf on southeasterly winds pushed the dewpoints to near 70 at Lubbock. An old stationary front and an approaching short wave trough would be the fuel this day to kick off a large HP supercell thunderstorm. This storm produced over a half foot of rain near Morton, Texas as well a copious amounts of baseball sized hail. Further a small fairly weak tornado did occur and I was able to catch it on film.
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