by William T. Hark
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Last modified: July 23, 2000
May 19 - May 23 (W. TX: unexpected storm, mammatus, rainbow, storm structure, butterflies, hiking; OK: supercell with overshooting top, OKC Memorial)
May 24 (Arnett, OK and Norman OK: sunset, wild CG's)
May 25 (Vega, TX: severe storm, roll cloud)
May 26 (Throckmorton, TX: brief tornado, rotating wall clouds, funnels, beautiful storm clouds, chaser convergence)
May 27 (Jacksboro, TX: funnel almost to the ground, dust storms; Dallas, TX: amazing roll cloud)
This chase vacation was a great way to improve my forecast skills. Obtaining data was difficult as I had to depend on finding libraries and Kinkos with internet access. A laptop would have made life easier. Tim Vasquez of the Weathergraphics Chase Hotline was very helpful with data interpretation and real-time radar updates. I would also like to thank the following for help with supplying weather data and on site reports: Jim Leonard, R.J. Evans, Steve Sponsler and Chris Kridler.
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