Panhandle Magic 9/20

A marginal severe setup worked out great, on a quiet day in the Texas panhandle with very few storm chasers out. A discrete supercell fired near McLean, TX in the afternoon and moved slowly southeastward. I stayed with the storm for over three hours, grabbing plenty of pictures in the way. Some are still being processed and will be added later on.
As the supercell evolved, it took on many unique appearances. Although clearly rotating for quite some time, there were no tornadoes reported or witnessed. Lightning was very frequent at times, even causing a small brush fire in an open field. Thankfully, rain quickly moved over the area to mitigate the threat.

The rotating supercell reached a climax shortly before sunset, putting on quite a show over Hedley, TX. As daylight faded away, so did the thunderstorm.

I put together a time-lapse of the entire chase as well, which is condensed from about three hours to under two minutes:

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Quincy is a meteorologist and storm chaser who travels around the country documenting and researching severe weather. He has on-air experience with stations such as WTNH-TV in New Haven, CT and WREX-TV in Rockford, IL. He was most recently a digital meteorologist for After achieving his B.S. degree in Meteorology at Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) in 2009, he returned as a University Assistant to help produce weather broadcasts. He also gave guest lectures and worked on website design. He has over nine years of professional weather forecasting experience and his forecasts have been featured in newspapers and on radio stations in multiple states.

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