13 May 2016 / Western Oklahoma and Local Storms

Looking east from 8.2 miles west southwest of Okarche, OK (7:51 pm CDT)

Storms formed across northern and western Oklahoma during the late afternoon.  There did end up being a few supercell storms that moved almost straight south.   I first drove west on I-40 to the Erick exit and considered following storms that were just across the border over the southeast Texas Panhandle.  Unfortunately, these started moving almost due south and it looked like there would be very little chance of them getting into Oklahoma.  For the situation, I couldn’t see myself ending the day south of Childress.  I started back northeast and kept an eye on storms that developed over Dewey and Major counties.  These were only mildly interesting and I continued to work my way back toward home by way of Watonga.  East of Watonga, one of the more interesting storms of the day became visible to the east.  This storm was a high based supercell that was tracking south southeast across eastern Kingfisher County.  I stopped about 8 miles west southwest of Okarche and shot a few pictures of the storm before returning to town.