Brief Tornado Near Abilene: March 28, 2017

I followed an isolated supercell in the warm sector of a southern High Plains storm system Tuesday afternoon, southwest of Abilene, TX. As this supercell approached town, it briefly produced a small/narrow tornado. Similarly to tornadoes witnessed two days earlier, this tornado lifted within seconds.

After that, a cluster of semi-discrete supercells continued north across western North Texas and I came across some near-tennis ball sized hail just south of Goree, TX. The hail was widely scattered and none of the stones that made impact with my vehicle were large enough to do any damage, thankfully.

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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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