Start – Oklahoma City,OK
End – Del Rio, TX
Distance– 669 miles (664mi captured on GPS track)
DRAFT – map and more photos to be added soon
07:00 – Wake up call; packed my gear; morning chores
07:30: Light breakfast with a couple of my fellow travelers
08:15: Pack my gear in the #2 Tempest van
08:30: Morning briefing : We are heading to South Texas, as it is the only area with a slight risk of storms.
09:00: Depart Oklahoma City on I 44, possibly the bumpiest the interstate in the country
11:01 – Depart Wichita Falls on US277S.
15:59: Anvil Time! South of Junction, TX (and I-10), we choose our first storm for the day. We are in rugged territory south of interstate 10. The road network here is very sparse, so we have to choose carefully. The cost of a mistake is missing a storm and ending up several hours travel from the next one.
1850: Decision Point! First storm fizzles, so choose our second storm of the day. Daylight is running out, but there is still atmospheric energy to fuel a good storm.
20:40: We briefly see a conical lowering that could be a funnel. Our storm gets tornado warning, probably for this feature which might be interpreted as a developing Tornado.
21:10: We arrive at the La Quinta motel in Del Rio, TX. We grab our gear and pack it in for the night