Sunday, April 13th saw a sharp cold front move through the state and crash its way south, and out in front of it the ingredients for severe weather took shape and brought rain, hail, heavy winds, and even three small tornadoes. Oklahoma hadn't had a tornado warning in over 300 days, the last being the El Reno tornado day on May 31st. This time though it was much less of a risk, if storms fired at all. To the north in Oklahoma City a linear squall line broke out bringing pea sized hail and heavy rains, but to the south storms were expected to be more discrete as the dry line moved east ahead of the cold front. It pushed the triple point down to the Ardmore area and developed some impressive super cells that soon went linear.
As for my chase, I went south to Pauls Valley and hung around there for quite a while and then moved south and west to Ratliff City, then ended up east of Duncan somewhat. As the day wore on and storms were developing to the north I got impatient, concerned I wouldn't see any storms at all. I drove north and captured some pretty good photos at the south end of the line, but just as I caught tail end charlie, storms kept developing to the south and I quickly found myself along the front line of thunderstorms. Finally I dropped to the south and got on a tornado warned storm, but I was directly to the east and I couldn't get around to the south side before the storms filled in. Here are a few photos from Sunday's chase.
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