Sunday, May 25, 2014

5/24/2014 Evening convection northwest of Pecos, TX

Saturday was my first chasing leading College of DuPage Trip 3. We awoke in SPS to a southward surging outflow boundary that ended up ruining our southern target option.  We changed course and set our sight on Pecos, TX to wait for initiation near the Guadalupe Mountains.  Convective initiation was quite delayed, but we were still able to catch a storm northwest of Pecos, TX, about 20 miles from the New Mexico border (I think we watched the storm below for about two hours near the intersection of TX Highway 652 and Pipeline Road).  We watched the storm light up the night sky under a glorious display of stars and planets, all while listening to select tracks from Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" album.  It was quite an experience for the trip participants and I was excited that they were having a great time. Today (5/25) looks like more of the same for our region.

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