Monday, May 23, 2011
I have to keep this short as I got into Oklahoma City late last night and have to get ready for a busy chase day today. We intercepted two supercells, one of which came vey close to dropping a tornado in front of us. And then there is the question of whether we actually drove into a tornado or not. As we were driving to one of the storms, what appeared to be a deris swirl appeared right in front of us. If it was a tornado, it was a very weak one with no obvious condensation funnel (at least from our perspective). One of our group captured some video of it, so we need to give that a good look. A weak tornado was reported near our location…so, did we drive into a tornado? Maybe so. Today looks to be a very active chase day with possible strong, long-track tornadoes in Oklahoma.