2003 was the first
year I drove for Silver Lining Tours and I've loved every second of it since. May 15th was my first big tornado day, seeing 5
of them out on the
Texas Panhandle. That was also my first day driving in intense storm
conditions so that was quite a trip! At the time, it was all I could do
to keep the van on the road! These days it's a piece of cake but it was
quite a baptism by fire!
We got to see a lot on the tour, between extensive tornado damage at Moore, Oklahoma to the big panhandle day to several more big supercells, it was my best year yet.
2003 Photo Album:
Chase Day Pages:
May 15, 2003: Tornadic supercells near Boise City, OK, Stratford, TX, and Sunray, OK.
May 18, 2003: Large HP supercell with shark-toothed shelf cloud near Limon, CO.
May 19, 2003: Classic supercell with nice wall cloud and golf ball+ hail near Healdton, OK.
All pictures (C) Richard Hamel 2017.
Return to Boston Storm Chaser Home Page