Saturday, 30 May 2015

May 29th report

Hello. Today brought a slight risk of severe thunderstorms to parts of the western Plains. We targeted developing storms in New Mexico and found a picturesque supercell close to Conchas Lake and Dam park. The scenery was very beautiful and having a storm around made it even better. The storm was not especially powerful and began to fall apart somewhat as storms to the south left a cooler boundary layer in our storm's path. At first we saw no other chasers but a little later we saw a few.

We drove back to Tucumcari and let the storm move over - it had heavy rain, gusty winds, and fairly frequent lightning. We then drove back to Amarillo for a third night! We had some mid-evening thunderstorms move over with some decent cracks of thunder. We ate burgers at Red Robin - a new venture for us and highly recommended!

The next few days look much quieter for storms so we may well undertake some tourist activities.

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