September 21, 2006 Tornadic Supercell
September 21, 2006 Tornadic Supercell


I really didn't expect much out of this day because the cap was expected to be very strong, but the potential was there none the less. Me and Matt left South out of Norman in a hurry that afternoon to head for Ardmore. I could hear Reed yelling at Matt over the phone for us to get South fast. We got to Ardmore in record time only to set there till almost sundown when some very tilted updrafts began to rise above Ardmore and the chase was on.

We ventured east between the 2 cells that developed following the northern cell at first but as the sun went below the horizon the southern cell exploded in front of us. It was a spectacular supercell. We could see inflow bands from the west side of the storm. We tried to stay with the storm as it approached Atoka but lack of roads made us watch the storm race east into the night.