Weather Photos
April 13, 2002

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It appeared that North Texas would be under the gun on this day, and Scott Blair and I targeted the Seymour area. Starting the day off in Plano, Texas, we encountered the morning MCS near Henrietta and encountered some decent mammatus over Jolly.1. By 2 p.m, we were in our target area. However, after reviewing data, it became readily apparent that the target had shifted significantly to the west. Blasting west into the Texas panahndle and meeting up with Eric Nguyen along the way, we intercepted a beautiful LP supercell, which featured a well-developed vault and updraft, near Lockney.2. As we moved in close to the LP, the meso intensified and became nicely striated.3. Tracking the cell southeast to Cone, the cell began weakening substantially. However, our attention shifted back west as another supercell formed west of New Deal. However, by the time we reached the cell, it was obviously splitting and weakening.4. Upon reaching New Deal, we decided to let the cell go and head north to Plainview, where we ended the day with a beautiful sunset behind a Texas mesonet.5.

Mammatus over Jolly, TXLP Vault and Updraft

LP MesocycloneSplitting Supercells

Beautiful Sunset with Texas Mesonet

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