Sunday, May 25, 2014
Woke up in Midland, TX and headed west to get out of the clouds. Leisurely drive with stop at the Odessa Meteor Crater Museum, and on to Kermit, TX, which was my target for initiation. We hung out and watched roadrunners, including one with a lizard in it’s mouth. Photos not following – they are fast! Spent most of the day on a back road in Kermit and at the convenience store for bio breaks. Watched clouds try to develop, watched them fail. About 5 miles out of Kermit, we came across buggy racing on sand dunes. We had a blast watching this for awhile.
Suddenly, we spotted a storm that had developed on the dry line about 75 miles away and the chase was on.What a beautiful LP supercell that we watched for quite some time about 28 miles SW of Hobbs, NM.
Classic day of chasing – hurry up and wait, then a gorgeous, peaceful storm with beautiful backlighting and lightning. Exhausted, late night, back to Midland.