Misc. 1995 Chase Photos by K5KJ



Looking west at a funnel near Reese AFB, on June 4, 1995. I was chasing with Al Moller, Chuck Doswell Michael Cohen and Bobby Eddins. This funnel developed over a housing addition. A debris whirl never appeared.

 

 

 

 

Looking west from a location SW of Lamesa at a weak tornadic dust whirl. Note the small funnel at cloud base to the upper right of the dust whirl. These two features appeared to be connected.

Looking west at inflow clouds streaming into the updraft base near Lamesa, Texas on June 4, 1995

Chuck Doswell was entranced by the storm structure.

 

Looking NW at a lowering on the storm that would eventually hit Ardmore, Oklahoma. Al Moller and I chased this storm from near Santos, Texas to just south of the Red River on May 7, 1995.

 

Looking WNW at a "shed" meso. The meso that was producing the tornado that would strike Ardmore was 8 to 10 miles to our north, concealed behind a thick veil of wrapping rain.

Tree damage produced by the tornado that would eventually strike Ardmore. These trees were located 8 to 10 miles south of the Red River, which marks the border between Texas and Oklahoma. The tornado reached its maximum intensity as it crossed the river and was actually in the rope dissipation stage when it struck Ardmore. The tornado caused fatalities occurred a few miles north of the Red River in a rural area. May 7, 1995

Looking WNW from Turkey, Texas on June 6, 1995 at a low forward flank wall cloud.

RFD lifted dust as it blew across the Red River Valley towards Turkey, Texas.

Looking east at dust plumes that were lifted from freshly plowed fields SE of Turkey.

 

Looking south along a dirt road leading to Pampa, Texas, within minutes after the town was struck by a devastating tornado. Emergency vehicles were converging on the damaged area. June 8, 1995.

The main east-west highway through town was blocked by debris. A slick muddy road south of town was the only route to the tornado that was on the ground NE of Pampa.

This was the best view of the Hoover tornado that I got. The right side of the tornado is barely visible through the haze. Al Moller, Chuck Doswell and I started this chase from La Junta, Colorado earlier that day. I was delayed when the driver's side window of my van was broken out, apparently by a piece of concrete thrown from the road by a car passing in the opposite direction. This incident occurred on one of the worst kept highways in the nation, U.S. Highway 287 in the Oklahoma panhandle. It appeared as though the folks in Oklahoma City forgot they are responsible for this stretch of highway. It was littered for miles with pot holes and large pieces of concrete and black top. I stopped in Dumas to get the window replaced, eventually settling for Plexiglas and duct tape to close the opening. June 8, 1995

 


Copyright 1995, 1996- Samuel D. Barricklow - All rights reserved.


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