Today, we started the day under cloudy skies, cool temperatures and extremely windy conditions in Amarillo, TX. We loaded up around 9:30 and headed east, originally targeting Shamrock, TX.
Once in Shamrock, we decided to skip it and continue heading east. We stopped for a quick restroom and snack break in Erick, NM. After that, we continued a little farther, to Sayre, OK, finding a Sonic and a park. I’ve never tried to order food for seven people at the Sonic window, but it seemed to work out.
Soon after the Sonic, we fueled up, and then went to a pleasant park near Sayre. The high school students played at the park to let off a little energy while we waited for storms to fire.
After about two hours, we loaded up and headed back west, stopping in Shamrock again. This time, we lingered about Shamrock for another hour or two, watching the cumulus field to our west.
Soon, a few cells began to fire to our south. We drove back through Erick, OK, and turned south on OK-30. From there, we followed OK-30 to US-62, and turned west. These storms were moving slowly (under 30 mph), so we had time to get close and investigate. At some point, these storms were all severe warned.
There were three, high-based cells. These cells quickly deteriorated, one right after another. We retraced our route, u-turning and heading back through Erick. We went north past the interstate, and ending the night in Woodward, OK.
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