There were no tornadoes near us at all yesterday. There were a few hail reports and wind reports. The Storm Reports graphic from the Storm Prediction Center is shown below.
We started the day in Andrews, TX, and headed to Hobbs, NM. When we arrived in Hobbs, it was past breakfast time, so we were hungry. I found a restaurant on Google, but couldn’t find it in real life. I called and found the Holidaze, which was listed as “Baker Brothers” in Google. Anyhow, I had a nice chicken fried steak there, totally worth the stop.
We hung out in Hobbs for quite some time. Cumulus kept popping but dying in the cap. Eventually, a cluster of storms fired to our north, but I wasn’t quite ready to bite on a cluster two or three hours north when we were still having cumulus popping up.
We did head a little north. We stopped near the TX border a few times to watch small cells start to anvil. However, soon after they’d form, they would disappear.
The northern cluster was moving incredibly slow, so as we worked our way up the line of popping and dying cells, we eventually found ourselves in striking distance of the cluster.
It was also experiencing the pop and die mechanism as well. We followed the cluster along US-60 east. It was severe warned when we caught it in Hereford.
Normally, I wouldn’t trek north of a cell, but this one was so slow that we were able to skirt along the northern edge and get in front of it.
By the evening, it was dying as well, and there was one lowly cell that kept trying to look mean, but died before reaching us in Umbarger, TX.
We left the cell to die in peace, driving to the La Quinta in Amarillo for the night.
This was our route:
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