JUNE 3, 1996
FRIONA, TEXAS CHASE
Gene Rhoden and Tim Marshall
Time Odom Town/Heading Remarks
10:33 702 LEWISVILLE- A trip to west Texas today with Gene. I-20 W.
12:15 819 Pit stop at the Ranger Loves station.
12:45 819 Back on the road.
1:29 875 ABILENE: Line of towers extends E-W to our N. Clear S.
2:12 928 Rt. 84 NW. Cirrus NW. Line of towers still to our N.
2:37 958 FM 1673/84-3 picts. of cannon-ball cu. Horiz., vertical, horizontal.
4:06 037 Stopped and watched TWC.
(TORNADO WATCH BOX issued 80 WSW AMA-20SSE CDS)
4:15 046 LUBBOCK- I-27 N. Cirrus mushy to the north. SE wind at 17.
4:49 086 PLAINVIEW- Rt. 194 NW. Cb with long anvil to our NW. Sharp edge to anvil. (Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Carson Co. - a cluster of storms was located from Bridge to Masterson moving southeast at 25mph.)
5:44 127 DIMMITT- Rt. 86 W. Cb NW. Cb's distant SE.
Stopped to watch a wall cloud N. Nice Cb in Kansas to the north.
6:11 135 Looked at TWC. Tornadic storm is in southern Kansas. Leaving.
Anvil NW is harder now with scallop coming out of it.
6:25 150 Rt. 214 N. Cb NW - Mid-level accas in bands. SW winds.
(Severe Thunderstorm Warning near Claude and Wayside in Armstrong Co.)
6:47 Stopped to watch high base shelf cloud to our north.
7:01 Took numerous pictures. Kink in shelf cloud.
7:19 170 Leaving film site.
7:33 182 FRIONA- Rt. 214 S. Shelf cloud passes. Light rain.
7:50 197 Turning around.
8:07 212 FRIONA- Rt. 60NE.
10:05 285 AMARILLO - Stopped for the night.
Trip Summary 583 miles, 11.5 hours.
Best looking storm was in SW Kansas.