May 23rd 2011

Where to begin?

We’ll Joplin had been virtually wiped off the map barely 18 hours prior, I was feeling the effects of sleep exhaustion between driving, forecasting, late nights and relatively early mornings.

Today by all accounts was going to be a good chase day with dryline driven storms and a warm front pushing north.

The shear environment was good, not perfect, but very good. The energy values were again off the chart!

With Joplin so fresh on my mind and most chasers retreating west for today’s Oklahoma storms I think another Joplin scenario was hanging over everyone’s heads as a possibility.

There were real concerns that today could be the day Oklahoma City was the target!