posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 10:35 PM
I am on the Texas / New Mexico state line, and I had the scare of my life tonight. In the 10 years I've lived in Texas, this was the first time I
was really, truly scared. We had a nasty supercell roll through here a few hours ago, and because there is nothing around us but flat plains, we got
a really good look at this storm as it formed. The cloud was a hideous grey / green color, lightning was shooting everywhere, and dark funnels were
forming off of the wall cloud.
The local storm chaser that works for KCBD Lubbock was parked on our road because it was the best place to see this storm play out, so we got to have
our property on TV as he was filming, waiting for the funnel to touch down. I believe the only reason we didn't get a tornado touch down is because
the dew point was just a few degrees below what is necessary for tornadoes to form (must be a dew point of at least 60 degrees, and we were at 58).
It was an insane storm with golf-ball sized hail and it really scared me....But the reason I'm writing this thread is because this nasty weather is
heading eastward. It is slow moving and rather mean. As it goes eastward, the dewpoint will rise, thanks to the Gulf moisture, so tornadoes are a
definite threat for Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, and Illinois, starting tomorrow.
Please keep the weather on, or at least keep your eyes on the skies, because if it got ugly out here in the desert regions where it is drier, it can
only add fuel to the fire when it hits areas of greater moisture.
Please be careful and don't let your guard down!!! Be safe!
Tomorrow's ingredients for the severe set-up
Tomorrow's area of risk: