United States of America Storm Chasing expedition Exploring & Filming in 6 different States during May 2015

If your into  Weather or Geography or History or even Aviation  read this wealth of  information I have put together to explain a 10 day  trip I did in May 2015 to go Storm Chasing in America.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storm_chasing 

 If your thinking of doing a storm chase holiday watch everything ive listed , it might take you a day or 2 to see everything but it will at least prepare you for what its really like. 99% of the time you will be driving and not seeing Tornados so enjoy seeing America as you travel huge distances.

Written by David S  from Cambridge England   from 14th March 2019 onwards as I look through I note book I used in 2015.  I Dont know why its taken me this long to get round to writing up my notes and thoughts.  Excuse the many typos im sure I will make  ! if I make any errors as I try to recall events of this epic trip please  email me and correct me,( about times/dates/locations not about spelling errors )   id like to make this as thorough as I can before the good memories fade. This has been like putting together a 1000 piece puzzle while blindfolded, putting 1000 videos in order of when I filmed them while trying to work out where I filmed them has been a huge effort.

The Holiday was with  a company called Weather Holidays ,  https://www.weatherholidays.com/    they have a blog on that website here   https://blogs.weatherholidays.com/   there is also a Facebook group run by them called Storm Slags and there is also forum for people who have been on their trips or thinking to go with this company, https://www.netweather.tv/forum/forum/168-storm-chase-usa/  

 it’s a useful way to chat to other people who you will be travelling with before you go so you can arrange to take the same flights etc. Also helped with knowing what immigration forms you need to fill in online before you go to USA and the hotel address to put on these forms.

 They are British storm chasers who have been going to USA for a few years now doing about 3 or 4 tours per year back to back for paying customers im May / June each year.  They compete with a growing number of USA based Storm chase holiday companys. Im not sure how I found this company maybe I Googled Storm chasing holidays and found them I honestly cant recall. As im British also I opted to try this company.   I paid £1850 for the holiday plus flights that cost £1000 . plus you will need spending money  for  meals etc on top of that plus of course any extra photography equipment I needed for the trip so it was not a cheap holiday ! , ( Paul who for some reason I thought was  an ex footballer but now I don’t think that’s correct  who maybe sells jewellery ?  was tour leader/ main weather guru , Tom Lynch an elderly slim man was a  comedian and was a driver for us , Ian  a tall IT salesman and the IT guy on the trip to fix all the equipment used to track Storms was  another of our drivers and I think he owns the company )

Other paying storm chasers I shared the trip with  but didn’t know before the trip  are .

Mike  age 23 from Manchester a web designer,

Steve a vicars son from Manchester who works in Greggs food bakery shop ,

Maddy Mads Madeline a tube train driver from London born in 1975  she came with

Holly who is Mads sister and  works in Somerset on a farm,

 Elise from Birmingham a middle aged lady , and knows Coventry / Warwickshire etc

Jeremy who drives vehicles around the country for a living and has done farm work etc. I believe this was the first time any of us paying customers had done a USA storm chase so we were all newbies.

I took thousands of videos while on this holiday  using a Full HD ( high definition) 1080p Camcorder , it was a Panasonic V550  Camcorder which I loved . https://shop.panasonic.com/support-only/HC-V550K.html  plus I took some photos using the Camcorder .

 when I got home I spent about 2 months labelling them all and uploading them to my Youtube account    it was a massive chore to do !  ( My ISP must have struggled to cope with the amount of data I was uploading ! )  the original videos  look even better than on Youtube as Youtube compress the original videos so they can stream them quicker to you. Throughout this article I will insert the videos I took into the correct timeline of my trip, its up to you which ones you watch. You can use Youtube to leave a comment on any of the videos if you have any questions about a specific video . or email me at filmstorywriter@yahoo.co.uk    copy and paste a link to the video you have a question about and then ask away .

what I call the best 114 videos I filmed are in this playlist called “storm chase 2015 best vids 20may15”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V3whij21uI&list=PLiVKwaUJvwmVtyldfFKnMaEphpRtfq8mf  

the rest of what I filmed ( another 847 videos) are here “ storm chase 2015 videos “  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNGS4BU_p-Y&list=PLiVKwaUJvwmW9ADN5Ge0jGRtI4rj2UVBo   I have put the date and time they were filmed in the title of each video to help you know when each video was filmed. ( not sure if I changed the time zone from uk time to usa time)

I also just created a 3rd playlist for videos I had  not added to a playlist before “ USA storm chase 2015 videos “  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiVKwaUJvwmW-NuNM_9eax9_e91wUVUMk  plus as I add videos to this article I am improving some of their titles so those ones will be added to this playlist also.

“ storm chase 2015 aviation vids ok “ contains 41+ videos I filmed on the trip of planes/ what I filmed from my flights to and from USA   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiVKwaUJvwmX7SAChF9IptV_2do2DbeuT  

Anyway here we go , here is what happened on the awesome 10 day trip  listed as accurately as I can time and date wise . use CTRL ( key on your computer hold it down  ) plus right  click your mouse to get any of the links to open up and play a video or website link.

Holiday Day1 as I count it, Friday 8th May 2015,   I David get a taxi from Cambridge to London Heathrow Airport for about £195  Return.  Its about a 1hr50 drive to the airport.I met the taxi driver while at Fowlmere an RSPB reserve not too far from Cambridge and he had given me his details a few weeks ago.  His son does up VW camper vans,  the trip goes fine and   Im dropped off outside Terminal 5 which is British Airways newish terminal I think by something like 8 or 9am .  After checking in and having my suitcase taken I then had ages to kill in the airport, im sure I sat and filmed for a while  from inside the terminal planes landing and taking off on both runways Heathrow has ( runway 09R was doing take offs and runway 09L was doing landings . Terminal 5 is at the West of the Heathrow site .

Here are the videos I filmed while waiting for my flight ( skip past them if you wish )

920am  LHR London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 plane spotting 8 May 2015 920a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mC4od_9O_oI 

945am   London Heathrow  Terminal 5 plane spotting 8 May 2015 945a   # a video youtube has but wont find its unlisted for some unknown reason,

1003am   Heathrow Terminal 5 planes 8May15 1003a https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCAv6yqb670  Delta plane takes off etc

1009am   Heathrow Terminal 5 planes 8May15 1009a https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuEKW2UNbKg  fire engine with blue lights on etc,

1012am   Heathrow Terminal 5 planes 8May15 1012a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGQpz5clxIY   

1016am   Heathrow  Terminal 5 plane spotting  8May15 1016a Heathrow Terminal 5 planes 8May15 1016a

8 May 2015 1020am  Heathrow Terminal 5 planespotting 8May15 1020a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjZgACJ5ZNo  

1024am  LHR London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 plane spotting 8 May 2015 1024a   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnFqwvQAXrc  

1156am My plane is being pushed backwards by a tug vehicle away from its stand , a recorded message tells us about seat belts and life jackets, flaps on the wing extend  http://aviationknowledge.wikidot.com/aviation:parts-airplane 

1204pm masks for air info is explained by recorded message, my plane slowly moves forward, my plane was parked not that far from the Air traffic Control tower at Heathrow, Virgin 787 birthday girl taxiing near us , church spire at 4mins41 into this 7min42 video is likely this https://earth.google.com/web/@51.45662362,-0.48011522,21.62424663a,498.40029587d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXc2cjdzNG4YASABKAI  St Mary the Virgin Church of England in Stanwell England .  im at area N8 09R by 5mins50, 6mins35 I film the extended flaps ,

1204pm  British Airways Boeing 777 G STBE taxiing Heathrow 8 May 2015 1204p go 2 DFW  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sp7j1-43jM 

1209pm Kuwait Airways taxiing near us, I see a few planes taking off just before its our turn,   British Airways Boeing  777 G STBE taxiing Heathrow  8 May 2015 1209p go 2 DFW  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlsvCJHX7KE 

1210pm   KLM plane Heathrow 8May15 1210pm  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10ipDq1wYlU   im onboard my plane just a few minutes away from taking off .

remember use the scroll wheel on your mouse or the plus and minus signs when on any  Google Earth or Google Maps web page links  to zoom out to see where these places are in relation to the rest of America if you want.

Here is a link to see Heathrow   https://earth.google.com/web/@51.46915119,-0.47951044,22.50140483a,2453.45365498d,35y,11.08422688h,29.64398892t,360r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXc2cjdzNG4YASABKAI

 I recall when my taxi arrived seeing a great vantage point for 09L there were even 2 or 3 people there in lawn chairs ! plane spotting. I looked around some shops too.  

8 May 2015  The flight I was on was  a British Airways Boeing 777 plane which took off from London Heathrow Airport at 1222pm local time by my watch on Friday 8th May 2015  , the video of the take off as filmed from on board  is here  

1226pm   British Airways 777 full Take off onboard view Heathrow 8May15 1226p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V3whij21uI  skip to 4min04 to just watch from the point where we get lined up on the runway , looks like I took off from runway 09R  https://www.google.com/maps/@51.4653523,-0.4831065,15.79z?hl=en   see 09R painted on the runway here https://earth.google.com/web/@51.46553942,-0.48162421,20.87136836a,1113.17170242d,35y,0h,0t,0r     use that to work out the building I saw after I was in the air , at 6min28 into my video that might be Twickenham Stadium, 

Using the playback feature of Planefinder.net  I think I was on G-STBE Flight BA193 which was to be 4749.1 miles see https://planefinder.net/flight/BAW31F/time/2015-05-08T11:20:00.000Z/speed/20   that’s 1123am GMT so was the time on 8 May 2015 on GMT+1 ?  if yes then that’s my flight and thanks so much Planefinder for letting us see flights that far back in time, Flightradar24.com only let you look back a week.

My boarding pass shows it was flight BA0193 from Heathrow Terminal 5 to Dallas Fort Worth Texas terminal D ,  I was on seat 29A, I was told to clear security by 1115am, gates close at 1130am and departure time was supposed to be 1150am. I was in  World traveller Class.

The ticket cost me just under £1000 return for a standard  Economy ticket I think it definatly wasn’t 1st class or business class etc !  ( I bought it online from British Airways website the 1st time ive used their website )  as I opted for a window seats for both journeys. ( BA charge you an extra £30-40ish per trip for the privilege of choosing your own seat ! ) it was about a 10 hour flight to Dallas Fort Worth Airport in Texas USA from London Heathrow , the weird noises of hydraulics as we taxi to take off is something ill never forget, and I chatted to a friendly young  American man between watching movies on the screen on the back of the chair in front of me.  ( film about an artificial  intelligence lady robot I think)  , Ex Machina 2014 was the film  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0470752/   

 I possibly also watched The Departed a Jack Nicholson film,   I  briefly met Jeremy another person paying to do the same holiday as me. He was sitting some rows behind me so I had a brief chat whenever I got up to use the loo.   I had a bad back before the trip so 10 hours sitting on my arse wasn’t great. I wasn’t too comfortable for the last few hours of the flight. The food they served seemed fine.

If not interested in what I could see from my flight skip past these links

1232pm  British Airways 777 9mins after take off onboard view Heathrow 8May15 1232p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyVda_IhCIc  

1244pm  British Airways 777 22mins after heathrow take off view 8May15 1244p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIBbE59MJ1k   another plane is to my left

1pm   British Airways 777 37mins after heathrow take off view 8May15 1pm  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz0f8RRbm0A  

124pm   British Airways 777 1hr02mins after heathrow take off view 8May15 124pm  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlC6iUZ6H7I  

130pm   BA 777 1hr05 mins after heathrow take off view sea etc 8May15 130pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBeIaIHbRZs  cloud shadows over the sea

152pm  British Airways  Boeing 777 meal  90mins after London Heathrow take off   8 May 2015 152pm LHR 2 DFW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gd28XzANH4s   

you can see the food I was served,

235pm   British Airways Boeing 777 2hrs12 after Heathrow take off 8May15 235pm LHR 2 DFW Dallas Fort Worth  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMK-Ks0qIAY 

243pm   British Airways Boeing 777 sea 2hrs21 after Heathrow take off 8May15 243pm go DFW Dallas  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKrEFnpOEow   

252pm   British Airways Boeing 777 sea 2hrs30mins after Heathrow take off   8May15 252pm LHR 2 DFW Dallas  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsQDSji_-Bg  

311pm   British Airways 777 other plane near us Rouge 2hrs50 after Heathrow take off 8May15 311pm 2 DFW  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HyGmlDellA   

347pm   British Airways Boeing 777 sea & ice 3hrs26 after Heathrow take off 8May15 347pm LHR 2 DFW  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPr1adFxaDs  

356pm   British Airways 777 sea & ice 3hrs34 after Heathrow take off 8May15   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nz9xG6GHAqU   

430pm  British Airways 777 wing flap 4hrs08 after Heathrow take off 8May15  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOKgXUpJxiE     I film the flaperon part of a wings control surface now made famous after flight MH370 went missing  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flaperon  

458pm on camcorder   Amazing views British Airways 777 Newfoundland ice 4hrs36 after Heathrow take off 8 May 2015 2 DFW  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAZslhaRGb0   9mins57 bradore bay    https://earth.google.com/web/@51.4582555,-57.24368788,14.72312875a,60936.36368816d,35y,-1.88717524h,18.59996623t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFjbGc2M3p3cRgCIAEoAg    lac goyelle by end of video   https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lac+Goyelle/@50.8527337,-61.1092054,9z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x4c810ec18dd9b255:0xec221cf0062590c9!8m2!3d50.7833333!4d-60.75 

8 May 2015 508pm uk    British Airways 777 canada Glaciers after Heathrow take off 8May15 508pm  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FqI2jEhIpg  im over Quebec 

514pm   British Airways Boeing  777 Cote Nord Canada 8 may 2015 514p Newfoundland & labrador

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvPGrKgtNgQ     so im flying over newfoundland and Labrador  https://earth.google.com/web/@51.35932939,-61.28394562,632.02631991a,1296638.77771944d,35y,-0h,0t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDV3bnF3GAIgASgC    

523pm   View from BA Boeing 777 over Quebec Canada 8may15 523pm LHR 2 DFW Dallas Fort Worth Texas   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gshwcSUHI_0    anticosti island 1min into my video   https://earth.google.com/web/@49.60922227,-63.41142815,144.34378927a,738254.82318364d,35y,-0.00769478h,1.30279757t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDExdnhsGAIgASgC    cape de gaspe by 7min23 into my video   https://earth.google.com/web/@49.34714191,-63.94301527,-165.01831407a,534819.12535474d,35y,-0.00010158h,1.65700486t,0r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMGRkYjV2bhgBIAEoAg 

543pm   British Airways Boeing 777 over lakes & coast Canada 8 may 2015 543p LHR 2 DFW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KPCozANdyI    doing 578mpd at 36,000 feet, somewhere near the Gulf of St lawrence  https://earth.google.com/web/search/Gulf+of+St+Lawrence,+New+Brunswick,+Canada/@46.95766198,-63.81501353,10.22285393a,925201.75283968d,35y,0.00288383h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCaAjTE_W4UdAEd36FIREDEVAGZDgNYHiD1DAIX2WwLpOM1TA by 3min07 screen shows Baie de Gaspe  which is in Quebec Canada   https://earth.google.com/web/@48.79819112,-64.37593488,14.90368357a,131335.66725936d,35y,0.00012634h,5.54558218t,360r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMDVwZDlocRgCIAEoAg  7mins22 shows were near Chaleur bay  New Brunswick  https://earth.google.com/web/@47.90676483,-65.35103707,21.5147169a,173727.25173293d,35y,0.00010595h,3.26053989t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMGo5bDkYASABKAI

608pm, British Airways 777 over sherbrooke Quebec Canada cloud & coast 8 may 2015 608p LHR 2 DFW Dallas  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZPg-FTY0nk  

were somewhere around this area  https://earth.google.com/web/@45.51431826,-71.07170086,503.34726369a,144399.99519043d,35y,0.00010619h,3.24593112t,360r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMGo5bDkYASABKAI

613pm  BA 777 over Sherbrooke Canada road & coast 8may15 613p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4JCawf61DI   id love it if anyone can work out where all those rivers are at the start of this video. Im at 36,000 feet.

625pm  Views from BA Boeing 777 over Montpelier Canada river & land 8 may 2015 625p LHR 2 DFW Dallas Fort  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwC_zC3lhFI    could that be ski runs at the start of this video ?  , mountains by 2mins25 which ones ? ,

 Im past Sherbrooke & near Montpelier by 5mins59,  https://earth.google.com/web/@44.68010548,-72.37325678,448.45985513a,337838.53950921d,35y,4.89373138h,15.29877099t,360r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMDQ3ZGx6MxgCIAEoAg   531mph by 9mins25  so we have slowed a bit,

631pm   BA 777 over Vermont Canada cloud etc 8may15 631p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5dQZzfabRE    so im somewhere near Utica New York  https://earth.google.com/web/@42.99145474,-75.01183386,350.41433237a,949769.242744d,35y,0.47337831h,0t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMGxwazMYAiABKAI   I wish the maps the airlines provide were more exact.

645pm,  BA Boeing 777 over Syracuse New York airport houses etc 8may15 645pm LHR 2 DFW Dallas Fort Worth  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWz3AI14xU4  

Near lake Ontario  area https://earth.google.com/web/@43.48469715,-75.35032551,309.95472833a,659800.12233362d,35y,-0.78071328h,20.30258713t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFjbGc2M3p3cRgBIAEoAg  what airport is that at 4min19 ?  by 5mins35 Oswego is to our right  https://earth.google.com/web/@43.33396082,-76.5628812,114.52946493a,332063.68747115d,35y,-0.15828578h,12.05983657t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDFkbGpyGAIgASgC  

651pm    View from British Airways Boeing  777 over finger lakes   8 May 2015 651p LHR 2 DFW Dallas Fort Worth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlUrYhtBc4U  see a fire at the start of the video,   past Fulton and Syracuse by 2mins50    https://earth.google.com/web/@43.01911529,-76.33443523,312.44074185a,193651.08105071d,35y,-1.45912802h,0.54050266t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDExcTVuGAIgASgC    Seneca lake by 3mins51   https://earth.google.com/web/@42.59936978,-77.05630769,313.88603719a,193649.62141821d,35y,-1.45912211h,0.54050251t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDExcTVuGAEgASgC   

719pm   BA 777 over USA wing moves 8may15 719p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDBp9yfkydY   tip of the wing is really bending ,

742pm UK  BA 777 over Cincinati USA 8may15 742p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMbAOA_9fl8  see an airport at 1min04, 2min04 screen shows im near Dayton and have another 1hr54 to go  https://earth.google.com/web/@39.82112838,-84.13157813,3836.14926352a,583873.07775937d,35y,0.85267089h,0t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMDI5Y3IYAiABKAI

815pm   British Airways Boeing 777 food scone etc 8 may 2015 815p LHR 2 DFW Dallas Fort Worth  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81JDKJxwjks   

854pm   British Airways Boeing 777 high cloud over USA  8 may 2015 854p

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIbzZlSlLz4   strange looking cloud, says 854pm on my watch  id mistakenly labelled this as 654p when I uploaded it.

859pm  BA 777 big clouds & buildings USA 8may15 859p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAO7CrBlRAM   what are these buildings and where ? see ice on my window.

915pm uk BA 777 over land & clouds USA 8may15 915p Boeing 777 on way 2 DFW Dallas fort Worth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1zbq2Zh-F4   were at 17,000 feet loosing height to land,

8 May 2015   we landed 930pmish USA time  , here’s the full video of my landing which really is worth watching you will see a lot of the buildings and areas around Fort Worth as we come down to land   British Airways 777 full landing Dallas fort Worth Texas USA 8may15 933p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_f6gCGL5Gc  

342pm usa  British Airways 777 parks Dallas Texas 8may15 942p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jQUp2hy0uQ  

Went through Security and had to place hand on a screen to take your fingerprints…  the system didn’t seem to want to work for me so I was called over to a Staffed security line & was asked questions. I explained I was here to go Tornado chasing !

Later on in the trip I found out Mads had also had an encounter with security at the airport and had told the person she thought he was on a power trip !   anyway they let her into America .

8 May 2015   After we got off the plane I waited for my luggage on the baggage claim  carousels https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baggage_carousel     then made my way towards the place we had  been told to go to in the airport  to be collected by someone running the holiday. Tom ( one of the trips drivers) met me and Jeremy and hustled us to catch a bus just outside  really quickly. Lugging my large heavy  suitcase onto the bus I was surprised when Tom said as soon as we got to the waiting car  in a few minutes we were going out chasing even though this wasn’t supposed to be a chase day ( id just got off a 10 hour flight all I wanted to do was freshen up and rest !) .So I never saw the hotel we would call our base for 10 or so days. I was never even asked if I needed to freshen up/ go to the loo etc. The airport seemed massive as we left much bigger than Heathrow with way more runways etc. Not sure exactly where they had parked in the Airport outskirts but the bus dropped us off somewhere on the outskirts of the Airport.

 We got into large Hired Chevrolet vehicles like Range Rover sized cars ( 2 front seats and room for 3 adults in the back) and then boot space for all our luggage, and drove to try see lightning storms ( all of us fit into 2 vehicles) . We Were in hired  Chevrolet Tahoe vehicles I guess 2015 model ones  https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/chevrolet/tahoe/2015   says they have 355BHP !   5.3ltr V8 that gets about 23mpg on motorways. Its 5683Lbs in weight without people and baggage I think, itll do 0-60mph in 6.7sec ,  though with 5 adults plus baggage it wont get anywhere near that time !  , I think it was Ian driving , I was in the back with mike and steve. Not sure if Jeremy was up front ?

OK so from now on to open any of the links use Ctrl + Click it , you choose which ones to look at , if I tell you a video is worth watching watch it .

459pm   Storm Chasing drive after landing Dallas Texas 8 May 2015 1059pgmt  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqlhZ0pIKiQ  so 459pm usa time. We are on our drive to get further north before day 1 begins .

503pm usa Haltom city Texas USA 8may15 1103pgmt  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3l_P3wdxPA     https://earth.google.com/web/@32.82530178,-97.27304143,203.77960428a,27533.74201166d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEwOWMzGAIgASgC that’s part of Dallas Fort Worth area , so were south west of the Airport,

505pm   GR level3 radar to storm chase Texas USA 8may15 1105pgmt  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_WoKUAw83A   lots of info on the laptop to take in .

517pm  BNSF Train pulls lot of containers Texas USA 8may15 1117pgmt  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNBkZiX0qMA   double stacked shipping containers !

535pm BNSF Train pulls lot of containers Texas USA 8may15 1135pgmt  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sht1uj0eijE   

539pm   Hail shields & Whataburger etc Texas USA 8may15 1139pgmt  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKlcfoHvjag   covers car dealers use to protect their stock.

542pm Chevrolet Tahoe acceleration sound Texas USA 8may15 1142pgmt  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n56eKD0ELYg  

552pm   Oversize load on truck Texas USA 8may15 1152pgmt  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-A2aCHxu60   

559pm   Bridge scene in Twister Texas USA 8may15 1159pgmt  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLIy0uHPaKc     https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117998/?ref_=nv_sr_1   erm this bloke says Kaw lake Oklahoma is where the bridge scene was filmed  https://www.flickr.com/photos/47966491@N00/2566197850   that’s near Ponca city and we were no where near there so someones wrong  !  Paul can you explain this ?      https://earth.google.com/web/@36.70380052,-96.88904145,347.06231711a,81763.74705601d,35y,5.71633575h,0.49766518t,360r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDRidF92GAEgASgC   blue sign in my video shows we were in the City of Runaway Bay  which is here with a road over Lake Bridgeport   https://earth.google.com/web/@33.19507481,-97.85621704,257.80148071a,22287.76496515d,35y,-6.07828421h,24.42479868t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEwY2JxGAIgASgC  were heading north west I had no idea where we were going at the time.

616pm  Lightning @50sec Storm Chasing Holiday Texas USA 8 May 2015 616pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJOUvnryhm4 

618pm   Burned down building Texas USA Storm chasing Holiday Tour 8 May 2015 618pm  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc0PlEn9i4U   were on the 281 road  https://earth.google.com/web/@33.57708182,-98.30902717,331.09715996a,139355.73075151d,35y,0.00505337h,6.41921984t,-0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHo5cG4YASABKAI  at 57seconds green road sign seems to say go right to head to Henrietta , were on the 281 rd so where does that put us ? I think ive worked out its Jacksboro  https://earth.google.com/web/@33.22009162,-98.15871858,334.86841276a,0d,90y,284.0107669h,93.42231501t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHo5cG4YASABKAIiGgoWTFJZalR1VFRvV0I2TEcyX1Itc0dLURAC    coker funeral home at 59seconds so were here https://earth.google.com/web/@33.22724454,-98.16308152,326.48242251a,0d,60y,353.10821393h,91.26822626t,0r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXRneDcwNl8YASABKAIiGgoWaDRDUG5XWVJKZHI5S3U5U3FZeXEwQRAC so St Marys Catholic Church Jacksboro is where we stopped to film lightning to the west of us https://earth.google.com/web/@33.24322131,-98.1631997,325.93092282a,499.1945922d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXRneDcwNl8YASABKAI      

625pm Multiple lightning strikes v68 Texas USA Storm chasing holiday tour 8 May 2015 625pm  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7TrnSEJt58   this is the place I remember we stopped at to film lightning, my 1st stop on the holiday to get out and film weather, Bethel Assembly of God , bird at 1min23, so St Marys Catholic Church Jacksboro is where we stopped to film lightning to the west of us https://earth.google.com/web/@33.24322131,-98.1631997,325.93092282a,499.1945922d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXRneDcwNl8YASABKAI      

632pm   Red & Blue bird & lightning v69 Texas USA storm chase holiday 8 may 2015 632pm  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkv5ChrGCJU  

636pm   lightning near North creek ranch Texas USA Storm chasing Holiday 8 may 2015 636pm  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqT3NKp-QmU  established 1924, where on a map was this ? a rough guess id say were somewhere near Antelope https://earth.google.com/web/@33.58800562,-98.38111776,328.96029889a,119356.58202348d,35y,0.00202604h,0t,0r 

638pm  Bird in Wichita falls Texas USA storm chasing holiday 8 May 2015 638pm  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rsAa9trX0U  

Im sure I remember driving through a place called Scotland that’s about 17 miles south of Wichita Falls https://earth.google.com/web/@33.73332145,-98.44559319,308.87904202a,83739.79278406d,35y,0.00000003h,0t,0r 

702pm 102pm  12miles from Wichita falls Storm Chase lightning 8 May 2015 702pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9x5cLfQ4xjQ

https://earth.google.com/web/@33.91652075,-98.51661575,-83.72159774a,131498.69515568d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEwYnhoGAIgASgC  confusing to label this on 9april 2019 as date on it was 102am 9may15 so camcorder was still on uk time so 6 hrs ahead of the USA time I needed for this article !

710pm   Big Lightning bolt @1min10 Texas USA storm chasing holiday 8 may 2015 710pm  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8MVuFa6Qk4  

756pm  Rainbow Texas USA storm chasing holiday 8 may 2015 756pm  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNGS4BU_p-Y     attbury grain silo  http://www.attebury.com/       heres someone elses video of the silos  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElTnlz4sLik     here it is  Attbury Grain is here  ( found it 11apr19_)  kell E Blvd and Bluff st  https://earth.google.com/web/@33.89866335,-98.48988919,301.92484941a,556.83473227d,35y,34.18779117h,43.94093017t,0r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXRqbDZiMG0YASABKAIoff  

803pm  Rainbow by Quality Inn & bird Wichita Falls Texas USA storm chase holiday 8 may 2015 803pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpGHi6W1nhs  so we have arrived at our first Motel of the trip. I spelled Wichita Witchita so many times arrgghh

 We drove to Wichita falls Texas eventually sometime before 8pm,  , https://earth.google.com/web/@34.09252286,-98.94496507,542.78124111a,517102.41464294d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEwYnhoGAIgASgC which is almost into Oklahoma

 we stopped and saw lightning during daylight in the afternoon , we stayed at Quality Inn and Suites, 1740 Maurine St, Wichita Falls, TX 76306, USA   https://earth.google.com/web/@33.93638914,-98.51504123,293.2475305a,0d,36.47159379y,332.81853796h,93.13089303t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFjcnY4cWx5NhgBIAEoAiIaChZ4akRnZnFuSHBLVG1ndmw2cGdTZ0p3EAI

8 May 2015        we saw a rainbow. We went near the bridge in the movie “ Twister “ in Wichita falls   see / click this link https://earth.google.com/web/@33.41075592,-97.92033456,387.80494664a,278719.53101601d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEwYnhoGAIgASgC   its north west off Dallas,  https://www.travelmath.com/drive-distance/from/DFW/to/Wichita+Falls,+TX  says its 122miles trip from Dallas to Wichita falls. About a 2 hour drive if we hadn’t stopped to see lightning.

805pm  Rainbow in Wichita falls Texas USA storm chasing holiday 8 may 2015 805pm  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjWYd60-mQI 

806pm   American bird in Wichita falls Texas USA storm chasing holiday 8 may 2015 806pm,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2IOZwV_v9E  

811pm   Full bright Rainbow & Bird Wichita falls Texas USA storm chasing holiday 8 may 2015 811pm  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDfg5JmzX0Y  

8 May 2015   That evening  We ate in an Applebee’s restaurant  that we drove to from the Motel , https://www.applebees.com/en/restaurants-wichita-falls-tx   2911 kemp Blvd Witchita falls , Texas 76308, I got that address on 15mar19 I guess that’s where we went  , we all sat around a  table I guess getting to know each other a little bit but mostly talking about the food we had picked .  I spent $18 on a Cowboy burger and 1 bottle of Budweiser Beer, im sure we all paid for our meals separately, ( I must have taken a load of USA currency with me that I changed in a bank in Cambridge before I left for the holiday) 1 person on the trip didn’t think to bring much cash with them and ended up borrowing money all the time from lots of different people including the tour staff !

1009pm   Applebees restaurant Wichita falls Texas USA storm chasing holiday 8 May 2015 1009pm  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmIV29ck5_A  we leave after our meal, https://earth.google.com/web/@33.91089864,-98.47706564,308.1299882a,43008.44237397d,35y,0h,0t,0r   

We got back to the Motel by 1045pm USA time. ( to my body it felt like 5am ! )   I ate so many burgers on this trip ! I never really went out of my comfort zone and tried too many different meal types but with all the driving we were doing I didn’t want to risk too many different meals.

Holiday day 2 :  Saturday 9th May 2015 ,is Tour 1 day 1  we begin in Quality Inn and Suites Wichita Falls, Texas , its raining with some lightning in the morning  https://earth.google.com/web/@33.93648214,-98.5146675,293.12775491a,0d,60y,302.04174443h,98.38253099t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFjcnY4cWx5NhgBIAEoAiIaChZQTkFFa2FvNDF1TVZLaGt3bUcwcGZBEAIits

9 May 2015    I slept till 4am USA time when I guess the time zone difference/body clock kicked in and I woke up far earlier than needed  ! , I took an alarm clock with me for this holiday as I didn’t ever want to be the person who overslept and causes us to ever leave late etc ! , Christ I did a lot of planning for this holiday I tried to think of everything id need hence I had the biggest suitcase I think on the trip, Jeremy turned up with  a small sports bag I wouldn’t have found big enough for a 1 day trip anywhere.

9 May 2015     Were due to leave for Kansas at 10am ,

543am Quality Inn Wichita Falls room 221 is $130 for 2 people per night I film the room , shower was good, coffee machine we never used, dark green bed covers, view out of our room was to the car park  which has big pickup trucks.   Quality Inn room interior Wichita Falls Texas USA storm chasing holiday 9 May 2015 543am  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXmpAt5vhRw  

640am 

706am   Lightning & strong wind rain am in Wichita falls Texas USA storm chasing holiday 9 May 2015 706am  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6szGMQDRKH4 

716am good Exellent Lightning Wichita Falls Texas 9may15 716am    ( video seems to be unlisted as in youtube cant find it )

722am   Thunder & Lightning @3min06 & 3min18 Wichita Falls Texas storm chasing holiday 9 may 2015 722am  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oY6PAfbNwdw 

724am  Lightning @1m21 & 2min16 & bird good Exellent Lightning Wichita Falls Texas 9 may 2015 724am us  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAG7d2HJDuM 

737am Bird with long tail Wichita Falls Texas storm chasing holiday 9 may 2015 737am  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmQRYxnQpW4   

742am I remember I need to change the time on my Camcorder to USA time !   thank god I did otherwise trying to match my written notes to the videos I recorded would have been even more of a chore than it was,

In the morning as we waited to leave in the lobby of the motel I heard an American man complaining to the lady at reception about a number of things allegedly wrong with his room such as the toilet  , I got the feeling he was trying to get away with paying less for his stay and was making stuff up but who knows.

Paul was getting Tom to do Bruce Forcythe poses ! and going on about Chicken George some toy mascot thing they found funny.

823am   Undulatus Asperatus cloud Wichita Falls Texas 9may15 823am  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSxcncOrqN8   

901am   Cloud in Wichita Falls Texas storm chasing holiday 9 may 2015 901am  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7CzWLtzpI8  

  In my car Ian is driving with Elise up front, I am in the back with Holly and Mads.

 1034am we head for Childress which is 60-70 miles away, https://earth.google.com/web/@34.43327437,-100.19224564,570.85908526a,32023.08799587d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMF9fMW4YAiABKAI  so were heading north west, we see wind turbine blades being transported on huge long lorrys, ( Harold Texas is about 70 miles from Childress so maybe we are about there )

1042am Mads tells us she tried to book with Silver linings Tours a rival company before she booked with the company were now using .  

1045am   Wind farm blade on truck Texas 9may15 1045am  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-iF6Y5hXN0  bloody hell those blades are massive .

1051am   Train & milk talk Texas 9may15 1051am  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdWmNh2buCw   mads at her best !  men can produce men .

1058am  Nodding donkey & flame Texas 9may15 1058am https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Z3v5AkG0M 

 we pass a placed called Harold Texas by 1102am,  https://earth.google.com/web/@34.08413856,-99.00852809,392.45645907a,39951.11750564d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMF9fMW4YASABKAI  In my car Ian is driving with Elise up front, I am in the back with Holly and Mads. ,  https://www.google.com/maps/place/Wichita+Falls,+TX,+USA/@34.040117,-99.0799219,10.75z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x865320927062daf5:0x1d06facbefea5200!8m2!3d33.9137085!4d-98.4933873   so were getting closer to Oklahoma

1106am   Power Station & Electricity pylons Texas USA storm chasing holiday 9 may 2015 1106am  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfrjxI9yVwg  

 

1113am Huge long Train BNSF Train with 50 plus Carriages Texas storm chasing holiday 9 may 2015 1113am  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIClp-tWQyY 

BNSF Train with 50 plus Carriages https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passenger_car_(rail)  

1131am  Cumulonimbus Cloud   35kft high & tree down Red River Texas Storm chasing holiday 9 May 2015 1131am  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Fbcsz5ikBg  Cumulonimbus Cloud   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud    Ian explains thunder is hail crashing into itself. Our internet streaming isnt working Verizon isn’t working, were 2 miles from Red river   https://www.google.com/maps/place/Wichita+Falls,+TX,+USA/@34.2732062,-99.467768,11.25z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x865320927062daf5:0x1d06facbefea5200!8m2!3d33.9137085!4d-98.4933873    

1134am Red River in Oklahoma USA 9may15 1134am  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eAMqvSBOJM     We cross the state line into Oklahoma   on the 283 road over the Red River which has been dry the last 7 years but we see it full of muddy water, ,  1min08 sign for Oklahoma, https://earth.google.com/web/@34.43678631,-99.35197835,408.61379347a,13113.86791736d,35y,0h,0t,0r 

9 May 2015        we pass Oklahoma Red River by 1135am

1136am   Mountains in Oklahoma USA 9may15 1136am  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnYGawvqrIU  

1141am  Train & wrecked barn Oklahoma USA 9may15 1141am  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DX2Q0qu6K2w   

1143am   sign for a Western Sizzlin place  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Sizzlin’    were somewhere near Altus Oklahoma  https://www.google.com/maps/place/Wichita+Falls,+TX,+USA/@34.6353679,-99.3517593,12.5z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x865320927062daf5:0x1d06facbefea5200!8m2!3d33.9137085!4d-98.4933873    1mile to highway 62 puts us here   https://earth.google.com/web/@34.62565886,-99.33236864,419.97595625a,2530.94545526d,35y,0h,0t,0r     

1143am   horror film talk 1143a Altus Oklahoma USA 9 may 2015 storm chasing holiday  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGztVoiswrA  

1145am Huge Building & cloud Oklahoma USA 9may15 1145am  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0RE42P-VNU      https://earth.google.com/web/@34.62250401,-99.35331968,415.27680013a,1667.09518915d,34.73839789y,0h,0t,0r   huge building is Oklahoma cotton C0-OP Association buildings,

1158am  City of Altus Oklahoma USA 9may15 1158am

I film as we drive through Altus https://earth.google.com/web/@34.65155751,-99.33742211,435.84570241a,12386.44953044d,34.73839789y,0h,0t,0r  we see mikes classic card at 51sec, we cross the railway by 1min   https://earth.google.com/web/@34.63073003,-99.334063,423.03740651a,274.90074487d,34.73839789y,0h,0t,0r    Reynolds stuff and junk shop by 1min37, were on main street, City of altus established 18 91 sign at 1min51, by 8min14 you can see a long line of cloud that’s the cold front, 10min27 USAF plane with no wings ! that’s Altus \ Quartz Mt. regional Airport  https://earth.google.com/web/@34.69708325,-99.33279372,434.22229503a,1537.72014728d,34.73839789y,0h,0t,0r   

We stop at a place called “  All American “ in Blair Oklahoma  it’s a gas station and shop  on the 283 highway heading north.  https://earth.google.com/web/@34.78298641,-99.33544382,451.06863403a,0d,68.84614232y,290.99081079h,97.38403108t,0r/data=CgAiGgoWdTgwOW5WNUZ5b1h5OEFSSE43R3pYdxAC 

 , I buy Reeses choclates $1.29, f hillard orange juice $2 ish, at a petrol station with old rusty cars by it at 1213pm.Seems like real America to me.

1201pm lightning & Cold Front cloud Oklahoma USA storm chasing holiday 9 may 2015 1201p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgpoPRi-n4Q

1203pm good Old cars in Blair Oklahoma USA 9may15  1203p    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahbjZcKvYoQ   

1205pm  Old cars in Blair Oklahoma USA 9may15 1205p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgxZZEknDnA 

  Blair Oklahoma https://earth.google.com/web/@34.77620859,-99.33389875,409.29176881a,51514.64952297d,35y,-0.00000026h,1.72440223t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHo2anEYAiABKAI  rain and lightning  by 1217pm , were on the 283 north road , were heading for west Kansas.

 Many times on this holiday I remember not really having a clue of where we were heading ( final destination)  so im really glad I bought a large USA map book so I could constantly look at it while we drove.

1220pm Heavy Rain on windshield in Oklahoma USA 9may15 1220p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGX08ZdkbZU 

1230pm Magnum   https://earth.google.com/web/@34.87553697,-99.50106572,487.82302302a,24059.26188912d,39.04465379y,0h,0t,0r   good Magnum Oklahoma storm chase trip 9May15 1230pm  ( another video that seems to be unlisted on youtube so I cant find it )

Heading for Jester Oklahoma https://earth.google.com/web/@35.00787818,-99.66528377,506.90685016a,44416.40625423d,35y,-0.0000001h,3.54397364t,0r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMDRiajY5ZhgCIAEoAg by 1237pm,

1246pm   Volcanic hill Oklahoma storm chase trip 9May15 1246p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9UwvfsXHrw       somewhere around here  https://earth.google.com/web/@35.20172751,-99.53319687,545.19002258a,67340.35886681d,39.04465379y,-0h,0t,0r 

1256pm   CJ energy services Oklahoma storm chase trip 9May15 1256p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFZNFafZoHc   Mads doesn’t like northern Ireland, tornado watch imminent in western Kansas ,

1256pm  Sayre Oklahoma storm chase trip 9May15 1256p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWazpCRH2Uk   tall white storage tank wth Sayre on it .

9 May 2015   Sayre by 1257pm https://earth.google.com/web/@35.29517432,-99.64198152,562.25977264a,14979.40285166d,35y,-0.00000011h,3.5277236t,-0r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMDRiajY5ZhgBIAEoAg 

102pm   Route 66 Oklahoma storm chase trip 9May15 102p , were on part of the Route 66 , Pucketts food by 26sec https://earth.google.com/web/@35.29532167,-99.64009019,562.77015209a,265.10663307d,35y,0h,2.18240099t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMGtwdzMYASABKAI   north 4th street is part of the historic Route 66  the old east to west coast route across USA https://earth.google.com/web/@35.29758461,-99.63990426,569.83697725a,125.17432217d,35y,0h,2.18235307t,-0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMGtwdzMYASABKAI    silence of the lambs precious chat, 2mins46 welcome to Sayre, pauls seeing Mammatus clouds, were 22 miles from cheyenne,  Historic Route 66 Oklahoma storm chasing holiday trip 9 May 2015 102p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4-oecNAX24 

 

104pm  Ranch like Dallas tv Oklahoma storm chase trip 9May15 104p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-7tYdSsMQs    oil rig or fracking , “ maybe they worship it “ got a good laugh

106pm    Wrecked barn Oklahoma storm chase trip 9May15 106p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRQF5DOqp7k   I liked seeing this barn, silence of the lambs chat.

111pm   Wind farm & oil talk Oklahoma storm chase trip 9May15 111p

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fBPdIkp96o      Ian lives near the south downs , Gatwick oil !

118pm   Red creek & plains Oklahoma storm chase 9May15 118p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51kj00qZQEQ   

122pm Bates motel Cheyenne Oklahoma storm chase 9May15 122p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvbBONsZGHg   so were north of Elk City, Cheyenne home of the bears, tennis court didn’t see many in the usa,  https://earth.google.com/web/@35.61250478,-99.72098414,602.53729599a,118592.24487294d,35y,0.02614503h,7.10995483t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHo5cG4YAiABKAI   the girls joke a hotel looks like the Bates Motel from the 1960  movie Psycho !   https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054215/?ref_=nv_sr_1   hill or bluff in distance.

131pm  Green near Cheyenne Oklahoma storm chase 9May15 131p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvyV4JoIHUM     El Nino affecting weather patterns . you wouldn’t get your post out here. Mads has been to the Moldives.

Arnett 24miles away by 133pm ( as in at 133pm we were 24 miles from Arnett https://earth.google.com/web/@36.14279778,-99.78510447,755.22131626a,42837.82854209d,35y,0.00000004h,6.57276957t,0r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMDIwcHpnMxgCIAEoAg population 524 ,so that puts us near a place call Roll   https://earth.google.com/web/@35.79366373,-99.70652292,698.26717002a,31242.64148666d,35y,358.37620388h,0t,0r 

138pm   River in Oklahoma storm chase 9May15 138p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWLWfjic4vE   our car tyres make a funny noise,

141pm    Hills & Plains Oklahoma storm chase 9May15 141p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pvm2eFJoSKo   perfect for a western,  must be somewhere around here   https://earth.google.com/web/@35.89470663,-99.75468749,638.60388211a,17094.1863519d,35y,358.37620268h,0t,0r 

143pm Truck like Spielbergs Duel Oklahoma storm chase 9May15 143p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zX-eWobQNug 

9 May 2015 157pm   Old house Arnett Oklahoma storm chase 9May15 157p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHsHzCIDgD8    loads of tractors and farm equipment to buy or rent.

2pm   Gopro hurt Schumacher Oklahoma storm chase 9May15 2p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZAN-zXDgMI    also a house surrounded by trees perfect for a horror film, talk of how f1 racing driver Michael Schumacher ended up severly injured while skiing.  

204pm  Water well wind mill & Llamas Oklahoma storm chase 9May15 204p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1bvFW28ZTk 

210pm Shattuck Oklahoma & el tipi shop storm chase 9May15 210pm  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxNgPzYFLeU    weather vanes chat, and we pull into the gas station for a short stop.

217pm   Long Train Oklahoma storm chase El Tipi quick stop Shattuck 9May15 217p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1myn6PaDX9A    we have stopped at a gas station, I liked this area , shipping containers say SWIFT on them and some UPS ones, lots have grafiiti on them, ,     sandwiches etc available at this gas station area I bought some kind of sandwich that looked freshly made maybe beef or ham etc , Jeremys doing Pauls head in lol. https://earth.google.com/web/@36.26004679,-99.88150107,700.47072297a,0d,46.81999673y,264.47324452h,88.04802511t,0r/data=CgAiGgoWVDNNMGNCc0djdVVId3gycEJfelhodxAC  we stopped at El Tipi Quick Stop Shattuck which has a     Tipi design as part of the building      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tipi  not to be mistaken for a     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wigwam  

243pm   Shattuck wind mill Museum Oklahoma storm chase 9May15 243p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScC8ogvnunY    lots of wind mills, Newman hospital, we pull over for some reason.  https://earth.google.com/web/@36.28873653,-99.90572784,683.91485766a,73470.06773874d,35y,0.00536825h,6.43362182t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHo1c20YAiABKAI  

245pm   Dove bird Oklahoma storm chase 9May15 245p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWZrWP7gSPY   hollys laughing about something

248pm we drive through Shattuck , SNB bank, grannys good times, we pass over 3 railway lines  https://earth.google.com/web/@36.27726114,-99.88137686,682.51164119a,372.36255018d,35y,358.37620061h,0t,0r    Holly told someone shes a lesbian , Tornado sirens in Shattuck Oklahoma storm chase 9 May 2015 248p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oA4HYVDEwk     someone left a comment saying .. Indeed that would be an outdoor warning siren! That one is a Federal Signal 2T22. Unique mounting!  

251pm  Yukka plant flowers Oklahoma storm chase 9May15 251p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U46VOSoR12M      mads grew chilli plants.

302pm   Plains & road Oklahoma storm chase 9May15 302p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TITsT_FG4bo 

305pm   Electricity pylons & snake chat Oklahoma storm chase 9May15 305p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkUdXkOmftQ    Elise has eaten snake in China, people eat rattle snakes,

310pm Tom cruise chat in Oklahoma storm chase 9May15 310p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQmcBAmEFiQ  scientology ,

315pm I think I saw a Kyote animal

323pm Paul hates internet Oklahoma storm chase 9May15 323p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsBrV34ZkAc   paul says strong tornado risk between Dallas and Wichita Falls ( no good for us now weve got north )

331pm   Plains & cloud Oklahoma storm chase 9May15 331p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx4VxUIvyrE  Elise would paint a barn red, Ian says Nebraskans do that ( reminds me of Clint Eastwood film “ High Plains drifter “  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068699/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1    where he gets them to paint the town red  , great movie.

332pm  Oversize load truck Oklahoma storm chase 9May15 332p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mH7r4So62iQ   theyre bring back the X-files tv show chat.

338pm its 55miles to Guyman https://earth.google.com/web/@36.63755294,-100.76857041,881.18935602a,121830.26749766d,35y,359.06435906h,0t,0r  

 Elmwood Oklahoma at 339pm,  https://earth.google.com/web/@36.63440978,-100.53786047,921.93254713a,27630.20235926d,35y,0.00000001h,10.67675695t,0r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMDJybmxnXxgCIAEoAg which is in Beaver County Oklahoma,

9 May 2015       Guynon is  55 miles away at 339pm,

343pm  Nodding donkey & cloud Oklahoma storm chase 9May15 343p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnBywKVAOOA  Mads was in the Army.

were 18miles from Turpin at 354pm https://earth.google.com/web/@36.86049856,-100.79447163,862.0050239a,135831.63202425d,35y,0.00000003h,2.63076927t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDhqa3BjGAIgASgC  so on road 83 I guess, its dry and sunny and 78degrees F, blue sky and white clouds so 26degrees C, by 407pm were at Turpin  https://earth.google.com/web/@36.91091283,-100.86400876,864.04149453a,53675.49303202d,35y,0.00000009h,0.34234922t,360r   near the border of Kansas,

402pm   Cloud Oklahoma storm chase 9May15 402p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sV5nz4rT8Js  

404pm Cow feeding area Oklahoma storm chase 9May15 404p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGIRwdKXXHM  thousands of Cows.

407pm   Cloud in Turpin Oklahoma storm chase 9May15 407p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL7Qw4gmYKQ     motel with Setee’s outside ,

9 May 2015      Liberal is 10 miles away by 410pm, https://earth.google.com/web/@37.0390125,-100.9228042,876.79947702a,17401.27878901d,35y,0.00000035h,0.34041654t,0r     a prius car had a tornado tailgate sticker on it,

420pm   Liberal Kansas Dorothys house sign storm chase 9May15 420p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR7DzOOXcgM    Veterans of foreign wars memorial highway, Groendye, we see a road sign saying visit Dorothy’s House and the Mid-America Air Museum , in the film this is where Dorothy came from, The Wizard of Oz  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032138/?ref_=nv_sr_2

422pm Dorothys house The Wizard of Oz Kansas storm chase 9 May 2015 422pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xxvlH6ojIU    we arrive.

424pm   Dorothys house Wizard of oz Kansas storm chase 9May15 424p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cp-VHONb0Vk    statue of Dorothy, fake flowers , info and were going to go look in the gift shop.

426pm Dorothys house Wizard of oz yellow brick rd Kansas storm chase 9May15 426p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ka3bA_iCg0  

428pm  Dorothys house Wizard of oz tin man etc Kansas storm chase 9May15 428p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1NSi-gEDuE   yellow brick road,

434pm  Coronado Museum Liberal Kansas storm chase 9May15 434p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4A27wVZIKjg     governor of Kansas in 1885 info, something about in 1540 don Francisco Vasquez de Coronado was governor of Mexico.

438pm Tree at Dorothys house Wizard of oz Kansas storm chase 9May15 438p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtOKT-KJq1s   what kind of tree ? 

9 May 2015      We went to Dorothy’s House and the Land of Oz in liberal until 443pm,   https://earth.google.com/web/search/prius+oklahoma/@37.03690413,-100.91668357,866.01546858a,15090.1213167d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCUs0Km_mikJAEb_eeYihfEJAGZN2lDEUMFnAIe70HjHVQVnA  a touristy stop with a gift shop and models of the characters from the Wizard of oz movie. Very robotic speech by young lady running the shop I remember. Don’t think I bought anything in the shop but I did look. Were now 66 miles from Garden city. That’s straight north for us up road 83,

444pm  National Beef packing co & USA flags Kansas 9May15 444p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHhdtVyRuE0  we drive over a bridge over a railway , were heading north on the 83 rd  https://earth.google.com/web/@37.05095287,-100.90496291,862.96623479a,1583.35897276d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFiOHY0bWgzcBgBIAEoAg   

447pm   Farm Buildings & cloud Kansas storm chase 9May15 447p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXrnX1QsZdg   our gr on wrong radio station

454pm  Cloud & dome thing Kansas storm chase 9May15 454p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hgp0REHPtg    a nodding donkey and simpsons chat,

were 15 miles from Sublette by 5pm  https://earth.google.com/web/search/prius+oklahoma/@37.44111748,-100.80395613,904.71616393a,49240.66076151d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCUs0Km_mikJAEb_eeYihfEJAGZN2lDEUMFnAIe70HjHVQVnA Im drinking Dr Pepper in the car and I find it makes you thirsty !

At 511pm I see a bird with red on its wings it was Blackbird sized I didnt film it.

9 May 2015        33 miles to go to Garden City by 512pm,

518pm   Cattle pen Kansas storm chase 9May15 518p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChFEKQn91-0  

527pm   Dairy Cattle near Colorado Kansas storm chase 9May15 527pmt  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uR9M0sM4KBY   my watch says 627pm but weve changed time zones,   https://earth.google.com/web/@37.58187743,-101.79121442,991.95118469a,125758.56575735d,35.11894883y,0h,0t,0r   chasing what could potentially turn into a Supercell,

529pm were 12 miles from Satanta https://earth.google.com/web/search/prius+oklahoma/@37.43296122,-100.94184736,905.93783539a,33496.80060663d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCUs0Km_mikJAEb_eeYihfEJAGZN2lDEUMFnAIe70HjHVQVnA  or see https://www.google.com/maps/place/Satanta,+KS+67870,+USA/@37.4779881,-100.9555409,11.75z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x87084a9a4b684317:0x166e44ebfdd1c494!8m2!3d37.4377489!4d-100.9877657?hl=en  were on road 83, 615pm Johnston ? ,

529pm  Power station & cloud Kansas storm chase 9May15 529p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsX7j_pkrxE    8 thin rusty looking chimneys ,

530pm   Power station Tyre mountain & dairy farm Kansas storm chase 9May15 530p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9ciUvcsnkY    brokeback tyre mountain, huge dairy farm,

534pm   High cloud grows Sublette Kansas storm chase 9May15 534p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqlcgjmYT_I  so were south west of Dodge City, https://earth.google.com/web/@37.48447115,-100.82196161,882.08356173a,137507.63427213d,35.11894883y,-0h,0t,0r  so were in the lower left area of Kansas , rooster necking clouds, im pointing at rd 83 on the map, at 1min44 huge grain towers of Ulysses COOP in Hickok so were on the 160 rd going west  https://earth.google.com/web/@37.56142577,-101.2322333,930.03136768a,640.25183947d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFiYzVjaDA4MBgBIAEoAg  

9 May 2015         Syracuse by 537pm  https://earth.google.com/web/@37.98307019,-101.72968667,1008.01848473a,68245.69295651d,35y,-0.00000017h,1.0198942t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHQ3NWsYAiABKAI  14 miles from Coolidge by 537pm, 637pm on my watch cos we changed time zone , we see Cloud 9 tours going the other way ( a rival storm chasing company) This is where I came up with the name Crockalypse for a cloud that looked like a crokodile, this was 555pm, or 655pm on watch. We stop and chat to a news 39.com  person called James  ?

541pm   Dinosaur Ulysses Kansas storm chase 9May15 541p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gv0NGZUhg5E     https://earth.google.com/web/@37.68756143,-101.26828194,953.89641166a,127483.97003844d,35y,0.00537249h,6.48742429t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHo1c20YASABKAI was cool to see Bison animals https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bison   of Buffalo , dinosaur is a Sinclair gas station logo.

546pm   Ulysses S Grant sign Kansas storm chase 9May15 546p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh0nKk_j6m8   18th president of United states    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulysses_S._Grant      my video starts with the sign saying welcome to Ulysses , 32seconds Market,

overall map of where Ulysses is  https://earth.google.com/web/@37.59133134,-101.32176012,963.4192329a,168085.7958648d,35y,-0.28975343h,31.21521675t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHQ3MDAYAiABKAI     

huge grain silos,   https://earth.google.com/web/@37.57663988,-101.3639289,930.36672546a,499.7688404d,35y,257.73196705h,0t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHQ3MDAYASABKAI  puts us on the 160 rd going west , Pizza Hut at 1min26, another silo building at 1min54 , 3mins37 we change direction and go up north rd H https://earth.google.com/web/@37.57697175,-101.40001928,938.66663512a,950.20202823d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHQ3MDAYASABKAI  

 

 

 historic Adobe Museum here I don’t recall seeing  https://earth.google.com/web/@37.5765437,-101.35491973,932.63549805a,0d,48.84546858y,313.0434407h,86.12288436t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHQ3MDAYASABKAIiGgoWNjNqRzNvaDgtM1dpVWhzVE1vLTdJZxAC

550pm   Cloud we hope goes Supercell Kansas storm chase 9May15 550p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEmhY2hSG4A  we are stopped and out of the cars. Id guess somewhere about here  https://earth.google.com/web/@37.58710437,-101.39995101,943.88340342a,0d,60y,346.43231675h,88.30435833t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHQ3MDAYASABKAIiGgoWdUJuVVFPbm1VQVpjYW1sdXZIWGRpQRAC just outside Ulysses

551pm  Fire Ants Kansas storm chase 9May15 551p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opgZdOhz9eM   were out of the car .

553pm  Cloud & Subaru Impreza Kansas storm chase 9 May 2015 553p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCz03kQBHOw     lovely boxer engine sound , 44seconds I recon is about here https://earth.google.com/web/@37.59023038,-101.39998436,943.66119385a,0d,90y,358.18679262h,83.30131274t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHQ3MDAYASABKAIiGgoWMkZTem82Tm1tOXhTNnlHZHppTjl5ZxAC

Before 603pm were driving again

615pm Johnson City Kansas storm chase 9May15 615p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QKefzuW_lI    ( 43sec video _)   https://earth.google.com/web/@37.56983587,-101.7465271,1027.49878174a,74528.7937769d,35y,359.06435638h,0t,0r   so were very close to Colorado. , 36seconds into my video is here as we pass a water tower with Johnson written on it and a tall USA flag,  https://earth.google.com/web/@37.57740181,-101.75135979,1023.1909464a,0d,60y,190.71953759h,89.83862255t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHQ3MDAYASABKAIiGgoWX2pJNk04dHNPdVBGVDdtcGFtSWpXQRAC 

620pm Cloud covers sun Kansas storm chase 9May15 620p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0j450yLZqS8  

527pm Mountain Time / 627pm   Dairy Cattle near Colorado Kansas storm chase 9May15 527pmt   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uR9M0sM4KBY    Paul reads out Tornado risk info .

631pm   Crocnado cloud shape begins Kansas storm chase 9May15 631pnotmt  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl6jVCG5U0Y  

633pm Crocnado cloud shape & elephant Kansas storm chase 9May15 633pnotmt   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7-J41SLmR8 

638pm  River in Syracuse Kansas storm chase 9May15 638p notmt  Crocodile face cloud https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C66JYCy5zVA   bit of Crocnado cloud too .  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crocodile  river on our left, mads sees a golf course, https://earth.google.com/web/@37.98214702,-101.74753326,985.18904194a,4514.13489027d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFiYzVjaDA4MBgBIAEoAg 1min17 silver tower thing, 1mn26 we cross over 2 rail tracks, Porkys the movie chat as we see a place called Porkys parlour so were here https://earth.google.com/web/@37.98013622,-101.75284188,986.17871094a,0d,60y,12.37720165h,82.65554369t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFiYzVjaDA4MBgBIAEoAiIaChZFSml4czFqU3pGZUM2LVVjQ0RWOEZBEAI on the 27 rd about to turn right onto the 400 road at the southern part of the city pf Syracuse.

639pm   Indian painting Syracuse Kansas storm chase 9May15 639p notmt  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vV4xkm_mR8   it’s a painting on a building wall, keep your tank filled sign, link to overall view of Syracuse https://earth.google.com/web/@37.99213118,-101.73926042,1039.30673396a,101614.40487804d,35y,0.00515134h,4.40035043t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHQ3NWsYAiABKAIwwere

Davis motors a Ford car dealership https://earth.google.com/web/@37.98093977,-101.75345976,987.34368896a,0d,60y,266.39283863h,92.81541949t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHQ3NWsYASABKAIiGgoWaTRnaDBJMGNtYldVbmg5b012R2ZXURAC so we went left on Ave A when we passed porks parlour which is rd 400

Were on Ave A when we pass wood lumber place,  https://earth.google.com/web/@37.98253967,-101.76054432,989.21400217a,367.18101242d,35y,255.32967148h,0t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHQ3NWsYASABKAI   city of Syracuse government organisation mads says. We then turn right onto road 27 Mc Dow St, which heads north towards Tribune  https://earth.google.com/web/@38.13802749,-101.72769187,1046.39013162a,159057.36365564d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHQ3NWsYASABKAI  ( were almost half way to Nebraska )

I found a museum with old wagon outside here https://earth.google.com/web/@37.98042719,-101.75155423,988.55889893a,0d,60y,8.09144077h,81.53199641t,0r/data=CgAiGgoWeU80V0lEQnpBQy1UTFJJa1ZubjhsURAC  we didn’t see this as we didn’t turn right from rd27 I simply found this when trying to work out which way we went.

646pm Cloud bubbles up & Crocnado Kansas storm chase 9may15 646p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAN9gew9U1o   were on road 27 going north   towards tribune https://earth.google.com/web/@37.72989935,-101.68757211,1022.39514555a,74533.90249064d,35y,359.06435551h,0t,0r  

652pm   Cropalipsenow Crocnado Kansas storm chase 9may15 652p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NgrjrXjxxE   Apocalypse Now used to make the name Cropalipse now !

654pm   Cropalipsenow Crocnado Kansas storm chase 9may15 654p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K85gU3Rm7zY   looks like a crockodile or dragon,  so were somewhere around here  https://earth.google.com/web/@38.06585564,-101.71099687,1062.06810926a,69525.28631207d,35y,359.06435411h,0t,0r

656pm   Crocnado cloud shape Kansas storm chase 9may15 656p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0JBcMlHOTk  

702pm Crocnado cloud ends tap now Kansas storm chase 9may15 702p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVovp6sn95w   

710pm   Crocnado goes Tribune Kansas storm chase 9may15 710p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIUjFWKU6Sg    crocodile shape is going now. We are stopped and out of the cars .

712pm   clouds Kansas storm chase 9may15 712p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6d8wXelEHZU  were out of the cars for a few mins. Were near some phone lines. Id guess were somewhere near Tribune Kansas  https://earth.google.com/web/@38.47103329,-101.73984777,1094.51814668a,28256.2037299d,35.11894883y,0h,0t,0r  

714pm  Birds near Tribune Kansas storm chase 9may15 714p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-tJKpIFt9w  

728pm   Face shaped cloud Kansas storm chase 9may15 728p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThoVajBmyIg    

734pm   Rotation markers Kansas storm chasing holiday 9 may 2015 734p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry1IrGW7-pU    were driving so I film throught the window it looks like crocknado is sucking in a load of dark clouds, at 1min43 briefly see some building..whats that to help work out where we were ?

736pm    Tribune sign Kansas storm chase 9may15 736p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqXP5m1Yj3E     established 1887 , we cross a railway track, I film the shops as we drive,  railway line we crossed is here on road 27  https://earth.google.com/web/@38.46711897,-101.75228719,1099.49025919a,661.66089529d,35y,0.22172672h,0t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFnZ3M4azY1bhgBIAEoAg   church at 1min20 is here   https://earth.google.com/web/@38.4731588,-101.75247071,1103.3788416a,0d,60y,278.92810235h,91.34343634t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFnZ3M4azY1bhgBIAEoAiIaChZQWEtfamV1eGlqam1yRFdBX2hhUFRREAI    

1min38 kind of looks like a funfair wheel,   so you can see the clouds were chasing are to our west , west of tribune https://earth.google.com/web/@38.49857979,-101.74257387,1136.94002528a,41095.36258113d,52.84522204y,0.00000002h,6.1959757t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHQ3MmcYAiABKAI    

9 May 2015        we head north to Tribune by 737pm  on my watch https://earth.google.com/web/@38.46518596,-101.75292511,1115.88724801a,34095.83437686d,35y,-0.00000002h,1.01448633t,360r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHQ3NWsYASABKAI   

745pm   Almost a Tornado & Dolphin Kansas storm chase 9may15 745p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaCqSqKwEbY    at 2mins41 is the dolphin shape, near crocknadoes mouth

754pm  Almost Tornado Kansas storm chase 9may15 754p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5N2xASJZGxQ  I film out the car window as we drive and see orange light arch under cloud.

757pm   Storm cloud supercell Kansas storm chase 9may15 757p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrCcopOzdow  

758pm   Jester hat shaped cloud Kansas storm chase 9may15 758p

9 May 2015 808pm Sharon Springs supercell & bad grandpa Kansas storm chase 9may15 808p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYVDYb5xrwA   (8min18 video so by 808pm were 4mins past Sharon Springs )  donut like clouds, we chat about the movie Bad Grandpa https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3063516/?ref_=nv_sr_2    1min20 tractors etc, 1min32 were here by a petrol station  https://earth.google.com/web/@38.8863684,-101.75148898,1050.88342285a,0d,90y,346.18191587h,91.33241401t,0r/data=CgAiGgoWRXUwb2R2S2lCVHBPcS15cmU4T1Y1ZxAC  2min27 we drive over the rail line by the grain silos https://earth.google.com/web/@38.89451001,-101.75142062,1048.99777463a,478.81207226d,35y,0h,0t,0r    3min22 we pass Holy Ghost church  https://earth.google.com/web/@38.89899032,-101.7517192,1063.04219164a,0d,60y,291.74244945h,89.84219751t,0r/data=CgAiGgoWYnV0UXk4cFB3UkRlRmZBRW9ZVTlldxAC    3mins50 we pass Wallace Co elementary school , 4min20 we turn left onto highway 40   https://earth.google.com/web/@38.90198212,-101.75171137,1059.16289002a,370.89244141d,35y,0h,0t,0r    4min15 lovely engine sound from our car, 6min20 can here Paul say other chasers are in this area,

6mins45 other chasers,  https://earth.google.com/web/@38.90529616,-101.76923278,1075.43500369a,57796.87219047d,35y,0.00000001h,42.49929587t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEwNmwyGAEgASgC  ( Sharon Springs is northern Kansas ) https://earth.google.com/web/@38.89970846,-101.793447,1068.0486446a,10735.28254383d,35y,0h,0t,0r

808pm  nice blue cloud Kansas storm chase 9may15 808p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y43dwcTwwOs 

810pm   Blue cloud structure Kansas storm chase 9may15 810p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03Llb7FU-gE   just 42second vid as we drive

814pm ive been awake since 345am cos of Jeremy who woke up at that time and woke me up !

816pm Elise says J peed on the car yesterday  !

818pm  USA Bird storm chase Kansas 9May15 818p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=764Wwi3Z9og  our car is stopped im guessing were here  https://earth.google.com/web/@38.86747647,-101.96633921,1174.62845517a,5547.3206973d,35y,0h,0t,0r  

820pm  Cloud & slagging off USA storm chase Kansas 9 May 2015 820p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dVWQOREm-k  we get to see the backside of America !    were driving again, not sure exactly where we are but id guess we are near Weskan  https://earth.google.com/web/@38.86770047,-101.96237086,1170.88522307a,3206.998759d,35y,0h,0t,0r  

822pm  Under dark cloud storm chase Kansas 9May15 822p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLrsqZW50no  

828pm   Purple cloud we stop storm chase Kansas 9May15 828p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZPkWetKDn4   at 54seconds is like a Camel with 2 humps,

833pm  Almost a Tornado Funnel Cloud etc storm chase Kansas 9May15 833p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEg5Dryx6F8   watch this 3min video, this really looked like we were going to see out first Tornado of this holiday it was really exciting , I really didn’t want to leave this spot .

846pm    Supercell almost a Tornado storm chase Kansas 9May15 846p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VbklecLeG8   were driving and seeing cool things in the sky. 11min long video. , I work out someones not got their seatbelt on, 1min26 Sharon Springs someone says not sure if that means we have turned around and are near it again ?  , funnel at 2mins, 3mins23 we think were about to see a Tornado, 4mins06 girls say its down, were driving to get to a good viewing spot. 7mins its really dark behind us, little bit of lightning before 8mins,  https://earth.google.com/web/@39.0421043,-101.55444417,1001.03582823a,147821.55176802d,35y,0h,0t,0r    10mins see a grain storage elevator building. 10min43 shelf cloud ? end of video we stop the car and get out to look.

9th May 2015 901pm, Awesome Supercell Lightning Sharon Springs storm chase Kansas 9May15 901p  is it a shelf cloud ? anyway one of my favorite bits of footage I captured  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BANH5aCRTAg&list=PLiVKwaUJvwmVtyldfFKnMaEphpRtfq8mf&index=3       

This is where we see an amazing Super cell formation I filmed 3x lightning,

906pm   Supercell structure & lightning storm chase Kansas 9May15 906p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm-aJ_svFQE   shelf cloud ? I film as we drive its an awesome blue sky. This is again stunning blue sky with huge lightning bolt at 2min49, worth watching this video.  At 46seconds is a road sign for Nighthawk road saying its to the right , https://earth.google.com/web/@38.88845192,-101.72856345,1035.3965948a,1871.80141548d,41.91791125y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChYaFAoML2cvMXMwNHc4ZnBsGAEgASgC  so where exactly were we filming from ? ( I guess were just south east of Sharon Springs )

were seeing the cold front , 3mins45 lightning strike, & 4mins22, & 6min42, & 7mins54 CG & horizontal, 8mins33 hear a Subaru Impreza car go past us, 9mins29 I see a triple ground strike, im told to use Premier pro CC software,

909pm the storm ahead of us by 25miles the rotation markers have now stopped on it , its very dark now,

914pm  Supercell Lightning & stream storm chase Kansas 9May15 914p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I92bBcPcSlc    ( 1min42 video )  we are driving, lightning is high up in the clouds, see our live streaming info on the laptop

926pm Constant Lightning in Supercell storm chase Kansas 9May15 926p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qekz_hvIUxI    8mins49 of lightning, Elise is in car Ian is driving, Hollys in car, by 1min were near some towers grain towers ? not sure where we are now , were possibly near McAllaster https://earth.google.com/web/@38.96844107,-101.53876263,1015.29395776a,32653.07665528d,41.91791125y,0h,0t,0r   Ian says were going to be at the Budget Inn tonight, at 2mins10 Ian and Holly think they’ve seen a Tornado in front of us as we drive in the dark, at 3mins08 on my video if you pause it at exactly the right point you might see something ! but it was extremely hard to see , I guess were within 30 miles or so of Rexford by now  https://earth.google.com/web/@39.61732618,-100.84079618,907.2429906a,172002.67813699d,41.91791125y,0h,0t,0r  camcorder cant film the green and white road signs in this poor light at night as we drive past them. 4mins35 white clouds lit up by constant lightning look awesome, 4mins45 lightning explodes in multiple directions !  5mins52 we pass some big building maybe a grain tower,

941pm Mads is dealing with an insect in the car

945pm the storm were on is 10 miles east of Colby so were pretty close to Colby https://earth.google.com/web/@39.38717857,-101.07217333,975.89514027a,30829.56548993d,35y,359.06435337h,0t,0r    

956pm were out of the cars

1001pm  Bit before we saw night Tornado Colby Kansas 9may15 1001p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6NUYqPIIqY   ( 3mins33 video) 3mins27 I say I saw a mouse on the road , other than that theres little to see in this video .

1009pm   2 Night Tornados near Colby Kansas 9may15 1009pm  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7XoWsfElHk    6mins35 of footage what can you see ?   it was cold by now. Jeremy says there is one showing as rotating on the laptop,  pause at 3mins41sec to see a Tornado ! glad I got something on video , at 4mins Paul says we can see the funnel, 5mins35 he says it’s a very large Tornado on the ground, Steve agrees that were struggling to see anything !  this was not filmed at Colby as my title suggests.

By the time it was pitch black we saw 2 Tornados , I must admit this was extremely difficult to see, I could hear Paul shouting about them but the only time I could see them was when there was lightning in the distance. It would be a very good idea for tour organisers to get a good laser pen to point out exactly where to look. And a good torch so we can see where were walking at the edge of roads and fields. I tried filming in the correct direction im not sure what I captured. These were confirmed online as tornados. This was in Grinnell Kansas https://earth.google.com/web/@39.11918784,-100.60403898,903.35277986a,34019.53594482d,35y,-0.00000018h,1.01447442t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHQ3NWsYASABKAI     met up with other storm chasers one who chatted to me maybe James who works for news tv.  It was a mix of excitement and frustration for me as filming/seeing stuff at night is almost impossible. 

1019pm  After Rexford Kansas tornados storm Chase 9May15 1019p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-NV524dkyo   its pitch black other than when lightning goes off , were seeing the updraft of the storm

1055pm  mad blue lightning, were outside the Motel  , Mad blue lightning we get room 101 Colby Kansas tornados storm Chase 9 May 2015 1055p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ap2Ll-0ufJ8   ( 26 second video )

 We got to the Motel we had booked by 1110pm. Some of the group went to a McDonalds but I chose not to.( ive seen Supersize me the brilliant Documentary & don’t want to eat any  McDonalds food )   We stayed in Colby Kansas  https://earth.google.com/web/@39.39489428,-101.03877633,959.65902978a,16178.76388759d,35y,-0.00000003h,1.01164919t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHQ3NWsYASABKAI    which motel  does anyone remember ? could it have been this  https://earth.google.com/web/@39.39587706,-101.06401736,967.7980957a,0d,75.82498906y,335.15907072h,95.37648574t,0r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMGRkYjV2bhgBIAEoAiIaChY5bDNnQ0JOYXAyaXBjVG03a1FGRlFREAI  Budget Inn & Suites ?     (, 1 of the motels we stayed at was dodgy quality, a towel in or bathroom had stains on it so I didn’t dare use that, and it looked like it was last painted in about 1980 ,im guessing it was this place )

1144pm my bed has a green and orange squares cover, they have left a note saying who our housekeeper was , lime green bathroom tiles, pink bathtub, yep this was the place with dirty looking towels. Budget Inn & Suites motel room Kansas tornado storm Chase 9 May 2015 1144p

this is in the top left of Kansas. Had a shower to freshen up. Jeremy my assigned room mate got back at 1155pm from McDonalds. He plans to get up by 630am, im aiming for 7am. There was no breakfast available at this Motel ! 

Day 3 of the Storm chasing  holiday Sunday 10 May 2015 , Tour 1 day 2 , Brief summary of what happened :  Tom is driving, Paul is up front, me Mads and Holly are in the back. Start off in Colby Kansas , leave by 8am, heading for Omaha Nebraska

807am  Thomas County Colby Kansas Tornados storm Chase 10 May 2015 807a   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkJ5FJiyTd8     https://earth.google.com/web/@39.35084105,-101.055832,974.19566609a,143811.2088871d,35y,0h,0.0000045t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMG5wMTcYAiABKAI   ( another video I had mislabelled as 9may15) Kansas National Guard, Paul hopes Neil doesn’t track us down today. Dead Prarie dog,  were on S Range Ave ( going south)   https://earth.google.com/web/@39.38789985,-101.05495692,966.53561286a,0d,60y,242.10012577h,85.51289054t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMG5wMTcYASABKAIiGgoWX3RIS2FtV094Z3RHWno3RGpLNUl6URAC

10 May 2015   842am  were at Discount Smokes I have an orange drink outside it maybe were getting fuel and or drinks for breakfast.  https://earth.google.com/web/@39.3668799,-101.05543371,980.32570166a,0d,60y,263.65294096h,89.09499747t,0r/data=ChYaFAoML2cvMWhjMmZxcGgxGAEgASgCIhoKFnRJWklDUFgyeFpWOUZDNFRiY3gtSlEQAg theres a McDonalds next to it.  Discount Smokes fuel etc in Colby Kansas Tornados storm Chase 10 May 2015 842a https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8ioFI7NsCU 

855am  Car scrap yard Kansas tornados storm Chase 10May15 855a

10 May 2015   its 36degrees f at 730am so cold. Were in Colby Kansas I get up at 7am, but been awake from 630am, all but 1 of my big Camcorder batterys has charged overnight by 730am ( one of my 3.5hr batterys still isn’t charged. Plan on taking lots of batterys and have a way to charge them all.. buy lots of battery chargers and you will need u USA plug socket plug extension device to plug all your electronic devices into . I find I have a large bite on my left lower leg most likely from a Mosquito insect last night when Tornado watching or a chigger .

Watch some sporting arguments thing on tv with John McEnroe etc . We did see small amount of tv while in USA mostly in Motel room at night and sometimes in the morning.

856am  xxx shop Kansas tornados storm Chase 10May15 856a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xD0RgedMhaY  ( 16 sec video ) KXXX I see it says now,  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KXXX   so it could be a radio station I filmed lol , there are 2 or 3 horses outside the building .

901am East Nebraska Tornado risk Kansas tornados storm Chase 10May15 901a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNVYvmaiJvk 

Paul shows us on his phone were heading for east Nebraska/ west Iowa , Mads wants to go to new Orleans on a day off and Holly wants to go to Graceland !

903am  Rexford Kansas where we saw 2 night tornados storm Chase 10May15 903a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-Y3EKQXuTQ   https://earth.google.com/web/@39.47853702,-100.75431479,902.84160627a,70128.83248276d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChYaFAoML2cvMWhjMmZxcGgxGAEgASgC  

913am  Town of Rexford Kansas where tornados hit storm Chase 10May15 913a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP-ZzqfqJIU  

10 May 2015   We are at Seldon by 923am so heading north east from Colby  https://earth.google.com/web/@39.56489578,-100.54225199,889.52353076a,108722.11499088d,35y,0.00000021h,1.02630408t,360r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHQ3NWsYASABKAI  dead squirrel ? cant tell what my notes say ! , well be on the 383 road soon  https://earth.google.com/web/@39.62422144,-100.35258822,811.46625684a,43742.74135575d,35y,-0.00000012h,1.01601423t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHQ3NWsYASABKAI 

Dresden is 7 miles away by 925am  https://earth.google.com/web/@39.62145342,-100.41916053,834.2146821a,16793.7779636d,35y,-0.00000011h,1.01174663t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHQ3NWsYASABKAI  

were on the north road 383 Jennings by 940am, 7 miles from Clayton  https://earth.google.com/web/@39.68213156,-100.29479892,760.60042295a,9447.58852459d,35y,-0.00000001h,1.01058331t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHQ3NWsYASABKAI   https://www.google.com/maps/@39.7511936,-100.1432221,11.22z  spped limit is 65,

956am Mads says she has a copyright app for her photos

 remember use the scroll wheel on your mouse or the plus and minus signs on these map pages to zoom out to see where these places are in relation to the rest of America if you want.

Rexford is where we saw 2 Tornados last evening https://www.google.com/maps/place/Colby,+KS+67701,+USA/@39.4669988,-100.7572832,13.96z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x870acbe7f4a97a1f:0xba77014e4963936!8m2!3d39.3958369!4d-101.0523773  they were 4 miles away ish from where we saw them. We are heading for Omaha Nebraska well maybe get there by 1-2pm, Were using Threatnet on the laptop.  https://www.baronthreatnet.com/ 

10 May 2015  were at Norton by 946am  https://earth.google.com/web/@39.83193981,-99.89646334,698.5172011a,29442.62684444d,35y,0h,0t,0r  Laptop needs a reboot as we have no internet. We had many Internet problems on the trip but most were resolved fairly quickly.

1007am, Norton Kansas & train storm Chase 10May15 1007a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obPID6GMmJE     Paul thinks we will see all sorts of weather on this trip, 2mins15 huge goods train, Pauls got no internet, Southern pacific train

1010am were having computer problems/ internet problems  and Mads is using her phone as a wifi hot spot so Paul can get internet on his laptop ! ( she had some expensive monthly package for data etc , way more than I paid for my deal )

1011am were on road 383 north were 6 miles from Almena https://earth.google.com/web/@39.86604092,-99.72615091,682.29100673a,12314.48030312d,35y,0h,0t,0r    

 Were 6 miles from Almena by 1012am, were 27miles from Alma by 1017am which is near Harlan county lake on this map https://earth.google.com/web/@40.04247243,-99.44550008,639.88869022a,45163.32275026d,35y,0h,0t,0r

1020am Pauls computer isn’t seeing the puck , wifi problems still so hes told to use network2,

10 May 2015  We are live streaming our journey to the internet for anyone that wants to watch, im pretty sure they mute the sound though so as not to broadcast swearing and private info. ( I assume the stream is on Storm Slags Facebook group ) 

By 1026am were at Long island on the 383 road https://earth.google.com/web/@39.94667893,-99.54146977,637.37066243a,10688.19827055d,35y,-0h,0t,0r   Nebraska is now just 2 miles to the left of us,

By 1036am were in Nebraska now 7miles from Alma  https://earth.google.com/web/@40.09039363,-99.36243733,599.72318522a,11558.53678111d,35y,0h,0t,0r

1036am  Nebraska road sign storm Chase 10May15 1036a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMyQWiFQA6E   Phillipsburg is 17 miles from where we are, we are now going into Nebraska https://earth.google.com/web/@39.9990065,-99.3689759,610.93231261a,3881.64453349d,35y,0h,0t,0r were on the 183 north rd, Nebraska … the good life

   Holdredge is 27 miles away  by 1040am, so now were going north up the 183 road https://earth.google.com/web/@40.4279071,-99.36175226,700.17478012a,24687.79833286d,35y,-0h,0t,0r    at 1045am we get pulled over by a police car behind us which I didn’t see anywhere before it caught us. They told Tom he was doing 51mph in a 35 zone , we stayed in the vehicle and didn’t film in case this annoyed the young female Police officer who already looked extremely pissed off that day ! it took 5 to 10mins for Tom to blag his way out of a ticket, a second cop car waited a bit further back ready to back up his buddy I guess.

1044am  Cops pull us over Nebraska storm Chase 10May15 1044a   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yupUFDV2Tv8    I have to say both Tom and Ian’s driving was excellent on the trip .

10 May 2015 1051am Robin bird Nebraska storm Chase  10 May 2015 1051a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8QRXbWu-pk    I must have filmed this while were were stopped at the side of the road for speeding.

1052am    Cops state patrol Nebraska storm Chase 10May15 1052a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJfe1U6epKY   in this video you can see a sign for Harian County lake https://earth.google.com/web/@40.10223398,-99.30303461,648.88403724a,139032.34501831d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMDUxd3lyORgCIAEoAg   which will help me work out roughly where we were when we got pulled over. Just to baffle me id labelled this 9may15 when it was the 10th.   So my best guess is we got pulled over in Alma  here https://earth.google.com/web/@40.1005212,-99.36998912,606.69616699a,0d,61.78585183y,2.12412148h,94.24668586t,0r/data=CgAiGgoWb0FyTE9TV2RpaXNLSnA0ekpTckhtdxAC 

1055am   Tornado risk info Alma Nebraska storm Chase 10May15 1055a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZLkIlVafOs    laptop info says there is a Tornado risk today Paul reads it out  , https://earth.google.com/web/@40.1048455,-99.36107393,617.47991672a,7108.64166691d,35y,3.38984376h,20.4561227t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHg3NTQYAiABKAI 

  Were 7 miles from Orleans by 1056am https://earth.google.com/web/@40.14406044,-99.39394983,638.96464052a,32062.55740795d,35y,0h,0t,0r  now Holdrege is 22miles away. https://earth.google.com/web/@40.47998017,-99.29865871,751.98508031a,152689.60415041d,35y,-0.00000021h,3.36932274t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHg4cWQYAiABKAI

10 May 2015    We look at the storm prediction Centre on the laptop, a Tornado warning has been issued. Were now heading for North Lincoln 2 hours away  which I guess is this area https://earth.google.com/web/@40.65584875,-96.75770593,427.0919357a,267190.33299644d,35y,0.60714868h,0t,0r  were 10miles from Holdrege by 1106am  https://earth.google.com/web/@40.37525831,-99.39408112,720.43922333a,42205.1401559d,35y,0.60714868h,0t,0r 

1108am    Hills & Cows Nebraska storm Chase 10May15 1108a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dydOovzNffM    https://earth.google.com/web/@40.12447668,-99.36894115,632.08541529a,9232.32833204d,35y,0h,0t,0r   

At 1111am a great moment for me was getting to see the TIV ( Tornado intercept vehicle)  with Sean Casey onboard  come up behind us and over take us !    ive seen this vehicle on many episodes of Storm Chasers a Discovery Channel tv show  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sean_Casey_(filmmaker)     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storm_Chasers_(TV_series)   I watched as many episodes of this as I could before booking this holiday to understand what I was getting myself in for !

1111am   Sean Casey in Tiv Nebraska storm Chase 10 May15 1111a   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfpLZtls5yc    Holly laughs at his vehicle,

But getting over taken by this large heavy vehicle frustrated me as it showed we were plodding along , I really wanted us to keep up with their pace and just follow them but we just kept going at our own pace and they disappeared ahead of us . Holly was laughing her head off when she saw the TIV and thought it looked like a piece of crap ( she had not seen Storm Chasers before going on this holiday ) Marcus s Gutierrez was the TIV driver ,

1117am  1117am  Roof damage South Dakota had Tornado already Nebraska storm Chase 10May15 1117a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ycz2aP0aHXY  were in Holdredge Nebraska  https://earth.google.com/web/@40.43630678,-99.37525361,728.22430452a,10643.52817601d,35y,4.94973813h,23.06882875t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHg4cWQYAiABKAI 

10 May 2015   we got to Hodredge by 1117am. The TIV was at least 800 metres ahead of us and speeding.  https://earth.google.com/web/@40.64146508,-99.33557014,1140.79773879a,267229.11412653d,35y,0.96025994h,2.67287768t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHg4cWQYAiABKAI  ( middle of Nebraska )

There was a Tornado reported by 1045am somewhere north of us in Sioux Hills , do they mean Sioux Falls which is here ?  https://earth.google.com/web/@43.10187823,-97.56602987,372.72997306a,903589.12872255d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEzbDZsGAIgASgC  its 13degrees C, a half mile wide wedge Tornado is on the ground. We do not get to see this which is frustrating.

1131am we cross a river the Platte River   https://earth.google.com/web/@40.68273314,-99.38208137,684.09292591a,6911.94877107d,35y,0h,0t,0r  

We are now 3 miles from Elm Creek  Nebraska on the 183 rd, at 1132am on 10th May 2015 , https://earth.google.com/web/@40.68354245,-99.3152737,675.53902687a,33724.44097482d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEzbDZsGAEgASgC   were 17 miles from Kearney at 1132am, which is east of Elm Creek Nebraska  https://earth.google.com/web/@40.70174816,-99.22152537,671.32115122a,25553.02367959d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEzbDZsGAEgASgC   were told we should follow David Ewold on Facebook , this is the man that taught Paul our tour leader how to chase.  https://www.facebook.com/david.ewoldt.1   

  Paul spent a lot of time on Facebook as we drove these huge distances, none of the paying guests on the tour used Laptops as we drove, some had mobile phones which were occasionally used as wifi hot spots or something to help the 2 cars communicate when we had technical issues. But 1 person also used their mobile to surf for other stuff which ended up using up all our tours data allowance they had paid for for the day which caused problems !    , Mike had a laptop he used at night to edit/upload his videos, I didn’t bother taking mine as I didn’t want to be using Computer on my holiday !

Fort Kearney was 8 miles away by 1142am  https://earth.google.com/web/@40.67496734,-99.04787133,639.1797735a,22741.37988111d,35y,-0h,2.66850477t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDRxMDV6GAIgASgC   Kearney 1 mile away by 1143am, we hear there are injuries to people in Douglas South Dakota.

10 May 2015 1145am  Great Platte river rd archway Monument Nebraska storm chase 10May15 1145a https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aM9u4Mxvesk   explore the trail west, Great Platte River Road Archway Monument , so were on i80 heading east https://earth.google.com/web/search/Great+Platte+River+Rd+Historical+Marker,+Kearney,+NE,+USA/@40.6698996,-99.04028033,649.2114861a,2457.10737174d,35.47167664y,-0h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCRHZmtqO_0JAES7ZyyVG-UJAGRL8c7tubVnAIRgZjuFKclnA   near Kearney .

I should point out that as I made notes and filmed constantly im sure Paul / the other tour staff thought I must be some undercover reporter or something !  but none of them ever asked if I was . ( just a bit OCD ! )   

Were 13 miles from Minden by 1150am https://earth.google.com/web/@40.58392976,-98.92966638,639.09902505a,47586.01898921d,35y,-0h,0t,0r    ,

10 May 2015 :   next we stop at a Shell garage to get fuel etc, they get $118 of fuel ,  I get an orange juice, pringles, 4x reeces, 2x maps.  The area were heading for has now been upgraded to a 10% Tornado risk. Were 5 miles from Gibbon ( population 1833)  by 1207pm.  https://www.google.com/maps/place/Gibbon,+NE+68840,+USA/@40.6981929,-98.9309543,11.25z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x87994285bb801469:0x316d3657b90116b8!8m2!3d40.7493637!4d-98.846579    Delmont South Dakota has had an EF4 tornado by 1211pm we find out.

1212pm  Cold front & injuries info Nebraska storm chase 10May15 1212p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icyTzu5YfWg   the cold front were chasing towards , Omaha has storms on laptop  https://earth.google.com/web/@41.7514103,-95.87001937,459.22680283a,414238.19647238d,34.76599884y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXRmNWY4MXMYASABKAI  

 By 1219pm 10may2015 were 106 miles from Lincoln which is to the east.  , someone mentions the film called “ Into The storm  “ 2014 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2106361/?ref_=nv_sr_1   if it’s the film im thinking of it was crap. 

1223pm  Storm chase vehicle Grand island Nebraska storm chase 10May15 1223p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o7yCJEUDDI  looks like something out of mad max 2, storms are north of Grand Island on the laptop, so were heading for north east Nebraska,

At 1224pm another TIV type of vehicle passes us. By 1226pm were 16 miles from Grand Island Nebraska https://earth.google.com/web/@40.85381478,-98.49308014,599.51290591a,38979.7409789d,35y,0h,0t,0r  we have now done 1000 miles driving so far I think. By 1233pm were 84 miles from Lincoln Nebraska, At 1239pm I see an Eagle but I didn’t film it. 

There wasn’t a huge amount of wildlife that we saw on this holiday so we were glad when we did see stuff.  By 1240pm were 31miles from York https://earth.google.com/web/@40.82159504,-97.73699155,492.12697264a,101442.88025921d,35y,0h,0t,0r 

1246pm   Contrail & 2008 Tornado area Nebraska storm chase 10May15 1246p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42tBIGui8Cw     this is where Paul was hit by a Tornado in 29 May 2008 EF2 hit, ITV documentary called ? about this .

67miles to Lincoln by 1247pm,

10 May 2015 1248pm  MCS clouds storm chase 10May15 1248p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvoP6z0lRIA     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesoscale_convective_system      Mesoscale convective system

  were 3 miles from Henderson by 1251pm, https://earth.google.com/web/@40.78595592,-97.82325378,540.54985878a,28436.06486766d,35y,0h,0t,0r  so I assume we were on the i80 road.

1258pm a Kia car cuts us up it has Arizona plates , we don’t crash.

10 may 2015 101pm   York past Grand Island Nebraska storm chase 10May15 101p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km0sdDTbTeU   see the storms on the laptop near Omaha

 102pm were in York  (  population 7766 ) https://earth.google.com/web/@40.84813067,-97.60294266,499.68998369a,22471.62377525d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHhjNG4YAiABKAI  by 115pm were near Beaver crossing https://earth.google.com/web/@40.79554311,-97.27244685,464.08220136a,30212.58002002d,35y,-0h,27.70675742t,360r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHhjNG4YASABKAI  were 1 mile from Milford by 123pm  https://earth.google.com/web/@40.78280632,-97.0340304,441.63358447a,21593.61626061d,35y,0h,27.67087208t,360r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHhjNG4YASABKAI 

10 May 2015  by 129pm were just 12 miles from Lincoln, which is the capitol city of Nebraska https://earth.google.com/web/@40.80808142,-96.80544914,361.99936624a,38419.83247975d,35y,0h,27.7409315t,0r Wahoo ( population 4508) is 22 miles away by 145pm https://earth.google.com/web/@41.18450582,-96.58804626,387.48822165a,60497.49491718d,35y,-0h,21.86685007t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHg5ajkYAiABKAI   Mads is looking at dodgy stuff on her phone today.

140pm  NOAA storm prediction Nebraska storm chase 10May15 140p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw5QaYA5LWM     https://www.spc.noaa.gov/   storm prediction center national weather service website were using. It shows the tornado risk areas for Sunday 10th May 2015 ,

150pm  Waverly Nebraska storm chase 10May15 150p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmCgP0P8j3M  which is south west of Ashland,

Ashland is 5 miles away by 158pm https://earth.google.com/web/@41.04240244,-96.34679378,382.14386253a,33768.30411805d,35y,0h,21.77810769t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHg5ajkYASABKAI

202pm  Ashland near Missouri river Nebraska storm chase 10May15 202p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWOvFzoZVLc   sign for Eugene T Mahoney & Platte River State Parks exit 426 , ( Mahoney was a character in the police Academy films ) so were south west of Omaha, we cross a river, Military Plane with JJ 069 on the tail,     its part of SAC Aerospace Museum I work out on 4apr19  https://earth.google.com/web/@41.03870717,-96.2926153,328.16859152a,0d,26.02404499y,295.73138538h,88.80970176t,0r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXRmNWY4MXMYASABKAIiGgoWYTdZMndxYVI4UWxrQW44Z1BqZHV3URAC 

https://sacmuseum.org/    https://sacmuseum.org/what-to-see/aircraft/   shows that plane I filmed as an F-105 “ Thunderchief “  

10 May 2015 205pm   Strange building Nebraska storm chase 10May15 205p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJ_XLJgI_Ho    Holly thinks the Motel we stayed in last night was like the Bates motel from the movie Psycho ! lol , 44seconds into my video is the wooden building structure to look at.

then its 1 mile to Gretna by 206pm, https://earth.google.com/web/@41.13633417,-96.25376878,381.99860156a,19079.7671589d,35y,0h,21.72934097t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHg5ajkYASABKAI 

207pm its 22 miles to Omaha Nebraska

Omaha Nebraska which is on the Missouri river ( a stop on the lewis and Clark national historic trail) is 22 miles away by 208pm, https://earth.google.com/web/@41.24276118,-95.96003759,349.44585176a,21480.39387316d,35y,-0h,21.73731154t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHg5ajkYASABKAI    near a fake bird nest black by 210pm,

210pm Holly says im blue ( some song) was on when she had her child Henry

212pm Memory tablets & Ditch witch Nebraska storm chase 10May15 212p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6y3jZdHqms   Mads forgets something, and Victory motorcycles,

 we see the Paypal companys headquarters by 216pm. 

215pm  Paypal building near Iowa on Nebraska storm chase 10May15 215p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Nb6F2EbCs8    Mads  saying she has a ukulele  !    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukulele  

Were 1 mile from Irvington by 225pm https://earth.google.com/web/@41.30939605,-96.04590213,328.63372763a,11401.53283557d,35y,0h,22.42757622t,-0r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMGJtY3ZtYhgCIAEoAg   so must be on the i680 road,

 Were in the state of Iowa by 231pm and we crosses the Missouri river over a large  green metal bridge here https://earth.google.com/web/@41.34536213,-95.95987075,315.00382779a,0d,60y,87.16521804h,87.38993158t,0r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMGJtY3ZtYhgBIAEoAiIaChZ3bjMxTzNRQVJQYWVwcE5WMndReW5nEAI

230pm   Mormon bridge Missouri river & Iowa storm chase 10May15 230p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9O7OPV7Iuw  

10 May 2015 233pm  Bluff hill i680 Iowa storm chase 10May15 233p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf9EDTleses    were on the i680 at exit 61 b , as I try work out where 61b is I see Shelby is a place https://earth.google.com/web/search/Great+Platte+River+Rd+Historical+Marker,+Kearney,+NE,+USA/@41.4769488,-95.50667335,410.02360507a,85412.4366905d,35.47167664y,0h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCRHZmtqO_0JAES7ZyyVG-UJAGRL8c7tubVnAIRgZjuFKclnA  ( theres a car brand called Shelby ) , 61b must be around here not far from Lorah and the East nishnabotna river  https://earth.google.com/web/search/Great+Platte+River+Rd+Historical+Marker,+Kearney,+NE,+USA/@41.49702815,-94.93497064,363.29601234a,611.20196354d,35.47167664y,0h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCRHZmtqO_0JAES7ZyyVG-UJAGRL8c7tubVnAIRgZjuFKclnA  were going to find somewhere to eat.

10 May 2015 236pm  Stormview live storm chasers Iowa storm chase 10May15 236p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxiQjZO6-_M   ( 47 sec video )  some hills called Bluffs , truck with Storm view live logo on it and a webcam on the roof, were looking for somewhere to eat.

Keith Williamson a storm chaser passed us at 236pm, ( do you notice we got passed by other storm chasers a lot ? )   Des Moines is 2 miles away by 240pm ive written down but looking on the map its 117miles away so don’t know why I made that note ! .

10 May 2015  at 245pm we stop for food at a place called “ The Edge”  we stop In there until 414pm, I pay $13 for a Cheeseburger and some Pepsi.  It must have been this https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g38182-d4883619-Reviews-The_Edge_Sportsbar_and_Grill-Missouri_Valley_Iowa.html     3157 joliet Ave, Missouri valley, IA .    https://earth.google.com/web/@41.54999704,-95.92254317,309.25509829a,0d,27.42050956y,195.752141h,92.90594486t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFidzQzMXFrdBgBIAEoAiIaChZPakZrN2RrUWpqN2R5Smo2a0RCWXhnEAI which is just off the i29 road just 4.5 miles north of Loveland.  Mads tips the waitress $50 as they work hard she says  ! ( the waitress looked shocked but took it )  ,  I hear Snow Patrol Chasing cars   song either here or in the car and like it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GemKqzILV4w    After the food here   https://earth.google.com/web/@41.5495523,-95.91941856,305.8901934a,989.6464085d,35y,0h,0t,0r    I see a sign for Red River breach river i35 road the river is 30feet up on its usual level , James is going to film it ( news tv bloke we met) ,

251pm  Robin with worms Iowa storm chase 10May15 251p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9-xO_hwbws    im in the parking lot of The Edge

252pm  Robin with worms Iowa storm chase 10May15 252p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyBWKZbjWDM

We go order our food and eat our meal

404pm   The Edge Sports bar Missouri Valley Iowa storm chase 10May15 404p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3H0ooOSZOkI    shows the outside of it and its sign. I thought we were leaving at this point.

419pm  Baby Robins nest Missouri Valley Iowa storm chase 10May15 419p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdsbqxtxNC0  the adult even has to pick up the chicks poo in its beak yuck !

10 may 2015 427pm  Threatnet storms over Iowa storm chase 10May15 427p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbnsEmF_8IM   storms in the Sioux Falls area on the laptop.  https://earth.google.com/web/@42.0296345,-96.46153037,607.00100221a,999960.85407749d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXRmNWY4MXMYASABKAI   

438pm   American Robin nest Missouri Valley Iowa storm chase 10May15 438p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPoksDDyLms  

439pm,   American Robin feeds chicks Missouri Valley Iowa storm chase 10May15 439p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxP4V7czs-Y  

441pm  American bird Missouri Valley Iowa storm chase 10May15 441p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ow0t428zKeA   were just waiting around in the car park . ( I guess trying to work out if any storms will come our way ?? )

 ive wriiten something like withdrawn in my notes 456pm? , we have a long wait I guess doing nothing.

501pm   American Eagle attacked Missouri Valley Iowa storm chase 10May15 501p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pHJBd5DbQQ   smaller birds chase a bird of prey. , were still waiting in the car doing nothing.

10 May 2015   At 529pm we leave the lunch place . see A Lewis & Clark trail sign https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_and_Clark_Expedition  Loveland is 3 miles away by 532pm, https://earth.google.com/web/@41.49807534,-95.88628509,330.81799847a,10505.71009096d,35y,0h,0t,0r   , cropuscullar waves : sun rays,

531pm   The Edge Sports bar Missouri Valley Iowa storm chase 10May15 531p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAlJm9niV9Y    I film the Bar as we drive away near the i29 road. It’s the white square building to the left of Burger King here https://earth.google.com/web/search/Great+Platte+River+Rd+Historical+Marker,+Kearney,+NE,+USA/@41.54949375,-95.92118726,306.08286579a,900.03504152d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCRHZmtqO_0JAES7ZyyVG-UJAGRL8c7tubVnAIRgZjuFKclnA   

533pm   Sunrays & weve missed Tornados Iowa storm chase 10May15 533p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5x0rTRBs4c   Pauls explaining mother nature has kicked our butts today as weve not seen any Tornados,

543pm Mads is going on about clouds with triangles on them, I have no idea what she means !

545pm   Woodman building & fb song Iowa storm chase 10May15 545p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AWqUag_nq0     terrible music

548pm   Damaged trees & fb song Iowa storm chase 10May15 548p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsswTONRXfY   more of the terrible music arggghhh get me some ear plugs.

549pm  Tipi building & fb song Iowa storm chase 10May15 549p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCG8qF0tFQc   you can hear an example of the kind of crap music I had to endure !  548pm,

Honey Creek is 8 miles away by 537pm, https://earth.google.com/web/@41.42983226,-95.86393353,333.54404767a,13157.75924456d,35y,0.00000001h,4.55509119t,0r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMDQwN2w1YhgCIAEoAg 

551pm Omaha buildings maybe Iowa storm chase 10May15 551p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miBqLo1hWXw   music on in car,

555pm  Casinos & Budweiser Iowa storm chase 10May15 555p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2S8G5mW_cc   Ameristar Casino Hotel, etc  , Horseshoe Casino,

10 May 2015    see a power station. Bellevue Nebraska ( population 50137)  is 1mile away by 601pm, https://earth.google.com/web/@41.16398835,-95.90716862,339.6126262a,29289.99141283d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHg5OXEYAiABKAI this is close to Offutt Air Force base ( I didnt know that at the time I think )   ,

601pm   Oil storage & power stations Iowa storm chase 10May15 601p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=639Kl_8u1E4   

 I hear Evenecense a singer with a nice voice in car cd etc, , Percival is 1 mile away by 623m https://earth.google.com/web/@40.7463916,-95.83232188,307.40169768a,30682.62915187d,35y,0.00000002h,7.56142084t,0r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMDQ4eWhoORgCIAEoAg  so were going south on the i29 road were trying for a potential storm. Pauls Youtube is something like hairyrusts22 .

628pm   Large Coffee pot off i29 near Percival Iowa on Missouri storm chase 10 May 2015 628p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhM7G-wJDYc  

629pm pass a road sign that says exit 10 Sidney Nebr City ( number 2 above the Sidney part) that’s east of Percival Iowa https://earth.google.com/web/@40.75036472,-95.72313485,317.43257176a,29656.19303261d,35y,2.17889994h,26.55023954t,0r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMDQ4eWhoORgCIAEoAg  

630pm   Power Station Missouri storm chase 10May15 630p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPPv4bAy-rg   18sec video Mads doesn’t sound to impressed todays chase didn’t work .

10 May 2015    Soda mountain stores drug sign, were near Hamburg Iowa  by 635pm https://earth.google.com/web/@40.59479622,-95.66397759,275.2732108a,18340.80744002d,35y,-0.00041686h,11.90219457t,360r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHN6bTEYAiABKAI it’s the most southwestern city in Iowa.

638pm   Were in Missouri Rockport & river storm chase 10May15 638p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VKilNOgaVQ     Rock port is 13 miles away and St Joseph is 76 miles away

Watson Mo is 1 mile away by 643pm  https://earth.google.com/web/@40.45714107,-95.60680858,307.87629691a,51723.81604652d,35y,-0.00041724h,11.96393542t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHN6bTEYAiABKAI   were in the state of Missouri , Rockport is 13miles away by 638pm, https://earth.google.com/web/@40.40199112,-95.52130981,322.66350962a,17807.18122603d,35y,-0.00041684h,11.90120738t,-0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHdzOXMYAiABKAI  population 1318.

10 May 2015  : It is 61 miles to St Joseph by 650pm, we are 545 miles from Dallas by 654pm. Corning is 1 mile away by 657pm https://earth.google.com/web/@40.24887612,-95.44420303,269.91968427a,30297.23573813d,35y,-0.00041699h,11.92430783t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHd3MXkYAiABKAI

702pm  Rainbow Missouri storm chase 10May15 702p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=somTYn9-8Os   mads is talking about rod jane and freddy ( childrens tv show in Britain called Rainbow ! )  

10 May 2015 703pm   Craig town & factory Missouri storm chase 10May15 703p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gVrS6Spy9Y    blue peter chat by mads ! OMG  https://earth.google.com/web/@40.19344414,-95.37218251,268.34710676a,8895.0768318d,35y,0h,0t,0r 

 Mound city is 1 mile away by 709pm https://earth.google.com/web/@40.1253386,-95.22840603,263.41979008a,31464.13775139d,35y,-0.000417h,11.92646604t,-0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHd3M24YAiABKAI   We are told Michael Fish the BBC weatherman did a tour with our tour company !   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Fish  he became infamous in 1987 when he failed to predict a huge storm/ hurricane that battered England on 15th October 1987. I remember that I would have been 12 years old.

10 May 2015   Kansas City is 88 miles away by 711pm.

Mads tells me about hardback books for photos by company called cewe, and about Woucher which is like Groupon. St Joseph Missouri is 27miles away by 718pm, https://earth.google.com/web/@39.77295652,-94.8705562,285.5936534a,59415.26642242d,35y,-0.0004173h,11.97816095t,359.99999785r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEzNXA3GAIgASgC   St Joseph is 17 miles away by 727pm,

10 May 2015  733pm  4 school buses rush2 Tornado hit school Missouri storm chase 10May15 733p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJSzXiSSCW8    exit 368   https://earth.google.com/web/@39.71899438,-94.79530762,321.67705118a,137449.35577461d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEzNXA3GAIgASgC 

10 May 2015    At 738pm we found out there had been a Tornado near where we had lunch today !    I cant tell you how frustrating it feels to be told something like that . think we were told it was near Fort Dodge which is east of Sioux City  https://earth.google.com/web/@42.52577794,-94.09485245,330.1531555a,168524.12469042d,35y,359.99861623h,0t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHQ0YzEYAiABKAI   that’s actually 108miles away from where we had lunch so not exactly a near miss .

10 May 2015    For us Kansas City is 55 miles away by 740pm, https://earth.google.com/web/@39.2811037,-94.40744213,266.87447352a,220595.68334576d,35y,359.99969736h,0t,0r 

We get to the Motel were going to stay at a few minutes before this happens..

10 May 2015 758pm  Uhaul crash Missouri storm chase 10May15 758p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcjCXZaZE1o  we hear a loud crunch and it someone driving a UHAUL vehicle into a gas station, not sure if his vehicle scraped the roof or if he hit something else.   ( a Sinclair gas station with a green roof )   https://earth.google.com/web/@39.77706111,-94.79586787,311.80388147a,0d,77.4075135y,323.2937857h,90.36006t,0r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXRmNWY4MXMYASABKAIiGgoWdC1EZ3JacjRMazBWUU9qekVGNEkzQRAC820pm

10 may 2015 820pm  Lovely sunset Missouri storm chase 10 May 015 820pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snM87Iw4i2M beautiful sky wortha view .

 

   we stay at a Motel 6  , we are  1 mile from St Joseph  ,   I found a business card ive kept from the trip that  I picked up in the Motel, we stayed at Motel 6, 4021 Fredrick Blvd, St. Joseph, MO 64506, it was $106 plus tax for a 2 person room, it was ok but had no shower shampoo etc, had what I called a turbo loo that seemed to suck the waste away very fast. We were in the 1st floor not the ground floor in room 208.  https://earth.google.com/web/@39.7782428,-94.79377419,303.17313631a,737.53652157d,35y,11.25881719h,32.3004443t,0r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXRmNWY4MXMYAiABKAI  exit 47 off the i29 road is how you get to it.

10 May 2015     for food we go to a Steak House just over the road from the Motel, its called Whikey Creek Wood Fire grill  , I seem to remember this was a place where there was a load of peanut shells or something on the floor but it was a very nice new looking place , I pay $26 so I guess I had a steak,  https://earth.google.com/web/@39.77604132,-94.79556801,314.91413545a,230.9211342d,35y,-101.99317344h,44.99644878t,0r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXRmNWY4MXMYASABKAI   its off Frederick Avenue , we had to run across 6 lanes of traffic to get to and from it.

 plus afterwards we went somewhere close and I got some type of  beer for $8  which took me a while to choose as so many American brands id not had before , Minute maid $2 Resses $2 ish, Girl with dyed hair serving us. Might be where I bought a white Texas cap from too. Ian said something rude. This must have been in the Sinclair gas station which has a Speedy’s convenience in it http://speedysgas.com/      

 I have $808 dollars left so maybe I took $1000 with me for spending money etc. I forget what the pound was to the dollar when I changed my money but it wasn’t as good as when I went to USA in 1997 back then I think I got about $1.70 to the £1 , this time it was only something like $1.40 to the £1 I think.

Day 4  is Monday 11th May 2015 ,its Tour 1 day 3  ( its going to be a travel day as our tour company call it )  Start in St Joseph Missouri . Denny’s for breakfast ,  Ian is driving and im in the car with Steve, Mike and Jeremy. 

921am I film our Motel room ( Motel 6 St Joseph Missouri)  theres a sign for Red Lobster outside our window , ive got my blue and yellow Soloman running shoes on, its $105.99 plus tax for our room with 2 people in it for one night, can see Drury Inn and Suites opposite our room, Conoco gas station to our right, were on the 2nd floor.  https://earth.google.com/web/@39.77857891,-94.79373539,302.86974948a,395.53940786d,35y,0h,0t,0r   so were right next to the i29 road.

921am   Motel 6 St Joseph my  room  Missouri storm chase 11May 2015 921a   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSFUUatfa2Q   

 I get up before  930am, have a shower etc. At 930am we got to a Dennys diner which is right next to our Motel   just a 1 minute walk to it   https://www.dennys.com/   for breakfast  , I film the menu see this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03e-qozyf1g  can hear Paul say Mads hasn’t attended any evening meals with the rest of us yet.  I have scrambled eggs & Bacon and pancakes with Orange juice for $19.26 ,

945am   Dennys Restaurant menu Missouri storm chase 11 May 2015 945a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03e-qozyf1g   I quickly film the menu . i wish I had filmed it more thoroughly now to see prices etc.

On the news we hear lake City Iowa had a tornado hit a school which ripped the roof off, 125 kids are ok though, this maybe to do with 6 school buses we saw driving somewhere. 

Day 4 Ian is driving and im in the car with Steve, Mike and Jeremy.

11 May 2015  , Kansas City is 52 miles away by 1108am,

1116am   Eagles & Faucett Missouri storm chase 11May15 1116a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JtKkIBAIsM   so were heading south on the i29  https://earth.google.com/web/@39.59857072,-94.80495815,296.9348183a,30659.21866399d,35y,0h,0t,0r 

1118am Airstream Excello caravan Missouri storm chase 11May15 1118a

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNuLHlcIwnI   the sort of thing a pirate radio station can use Jeremy says

1121am  USA Moon in day Missouri storm chase 11May15 1121a   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBe-Ky9kbxc   

1124am Vinyard Camden Point Missouri storm chase 11May15 1124a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJ6q74C7r_c   were 1 mile from Camden point  https://earth.google.com/web/@39.45694004,-94.73414409,280.14906142a,32019.93139226d,35y,3.12543176h,19.70869091t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHhoeGYYAiABKAI so I guess were on the  i29 road, Jeremy talks about cars. ( id mislabelled the video as 10may2015 when I uploaded it causing me grief as I put this article together )

1131am Platte City Missouri storm chase 11May15 1131a   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krn0GKEaWvc ( 1min15 vid)  bright orange water tower is unusual as every other town we have seen paint these white , in 1mile take exit 17 so we are just south east of Platte City  https://earth.google.com/web/@39.35630627,-94.76237641,302.99737006a,7406.78643814d,35y,0h,0t,0r  

by 1130am were on the i35 road to the right of Kansas city somewhere, Missouri river by 1141am,  https://earth.google.com/web/@39.17290196,-94.51940223,271.95631191a,56077.798917d,35.0510552y,0h,0t,0r  or this https://earth.google.com/web/@39.15753465,-94.65574564,228.95854104a,16800.65633341d,35y,-0.00000005h,2.98424237t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHQ3bnIYASABKAI

1133am  Running Horse tower & houses Missouri storm chase 11May15 1133a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwCFUagqmFQ  Prairie Creek near exit 29,   that’s somewhere around here https://earth.google.com/web/@39.40867598,-94.35143448,249.69090816a,4340.73084627d,35y,-0h,0t,0r 

1135am   Big dead Bird Missouri storm chase 11May15 1135a https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M628fmyd8MU  

1138am  American plane Missouri storm chase 11May15 1138a   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih0PToXwc7Y  

11 may 2015 1140am  Missouri river Kansas state line USA storm chase 11May15 1140a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZX5TvPrV9k   

Dionahoo rd 1 and ¾ miles away by 1141am ?  , river near Johnson county line, we have done 1383 miles so far on the trip !

1144am   Rocks Kansas city 435south USA storm chase 11May15 1144a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGvVIjFKLB0  

1146am    Kansas City fun park speedway & Great Wolf Lodge USA storm chase 11May15 1146a   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeZn9nKxthU   Cerner building, Kansas speedway, imin33 a Volvo s60 car, https://earth.google.com/web/@39.1035041,-94.55882151,266.56070348a,133934.05044314d,36.81231176y,0h,0t,0r    think I may have seen a tv show about that lodge undercover boss or something like that.

1148am   Fedex distribution Kansas USA storm chase 11May15 1148a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZbI3qxOGyc   huge number of Fedex trailors parked up here. Were near exit 8a which is https://earth.google.com/web/@39.16499038,-94.55911057,274.96719204a,1010.05103988d,35y,0h,0t,0r   Fujifilm have a building here on the map.

1149am   Johnson county line rocks etc Kansas USA storm chase 11May15 1149a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvyJtDCUiBs    so south west of Kansas City https://earth.google.com/web/@38.89973305,-94.83193945,312.96505408a,72367.58705076d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMG5wcGMYAiABKAI 

1151am   Eagle Moon etc Kansas USA storm chase 11May15 1151a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-cgld9gFgI   storm prediction center is in Norman Oklahoma we are told.

1155am   Kiewit building & new road etc Kansas USA storm chase 11May15 1155a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ra0nCv-e_w     Jeremy tells me about kids jumping off a cliff into water 300 feet down, JC Penny,

1156am   Bulldozers etc Kansas USA storm chase 11May15 1156a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFi6UGbYKPs  and a train etc ,

1157am  UPS & Toyota 4runner Kansas USA storm chase 11May15 1157a   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKQetiYE0wU  

1202pm   Pepsi factory & Harley Davidson etc Kansas USA storm chase 11May15 1202p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZPSBS2FZwI  lots of different car dealerships here. Could be here https://earth.google.com/web/@38.89054829,-94.78928471,322.36007159a,1404.7256915d,35y,0h,0t,0r  

1205pm green car has registration “ INSIDUS “     Green Car registration plate INSIDUS Kansas USA storm chase 11 May 2015 1205p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvA1s9TMpVs  

1208pm Coleman lamp factory & houses Kansas USA storm chase 11May15 1208p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5pqdW7l_dE    Jeremy explains some farming stuff. And new looking grey homes. 27 seconds Super 8 Motel,  its Coleman Company Distribution building I saw https://earth.google.com/web/@38.81529562,-94.8823688,320.48113593a,2624.28072078d,35y,0h,0t,0r  near exit 218 of i35 near a place called New century which is just south west of Kansas City ( Coleman make excellent torches and camping stuff )

11 May 2015 1211pm   Crane on tower i35 Kansas USA storm chase 11May15 1211p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtkVeDPC0aA  

We are in Edgerton by 1211pm https://earth.google.com/web/@38.75884503,-94.99480228,320.43887426a,21575.90783302d,35y,-0.00000006h,2.98647204t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHQ3bnIYAiABKAI  so on the i33 road I guess,  on Tuesday the plan is to chase hail storms. Franklin county line by 1217pm,  Wellsville by 1217pm https://earth.google.com/web/@38.71632871,-95.075712,313.72840749a,9467.8275752d,35y,-0.00000001h,2.98081824t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHQ3bnIYASABKAI  , Wichita is 146 miles away by 1218pm,

1216pm   Scrap vehicles Kansas USA storm chase 11May15 1216p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Qb8cZTRBUs   vehicle breakers yard I guess,

1221pm  Ambulance Kansas USA storm chase 11May15 1221p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e73aO12B_Bs  

1224pm  Rumble of road i35 Kansas USA storm chase 11May15 1224p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9m7M0Y2h-I   we pass exit 187 for Ottawa or  Louisberg ,  https://earth.google.com/web/@38.63888147,-95.22439841,298.32873515a,50044.3189875d,35y,-0.01040177h,4.85099298t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHQ3bnIYAiABKAI    

1225pm   Ottawa University sign Kansas USA storm chase 11May15 1225p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyo22X6hH0U  

1227pm  Silos & Burger king Kansas USA storm chase 11May15 1227p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxu6E_z3zkA   #chickenfries Burger King advert.

1229pm yellow school bus,  USA yellow school bus1229p Kansas USA storm chase 11 May 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqOFcHOuvXo  

11 May 2015 1230pm   Orange road works vehicles Kansas USA storm chase 11May15 1230p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65ek-kpOfaE     Jeremy is speaking , hardly any cloud in the sky.

Were heading south west

 Homewood is 1 mile away by 1233pm,  https://earth.google.com/web/@38.51837005,-95.38142643,322.35527501a,8330.95853893d,35y,-0.33247175h,12.71328015t,0r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMDQ5MmhjcRgCIAEoAg     We stop for a loo break at 1244pm,

1250pm were half a  mile from Williamsburg / Pomona  Kansas   exit 170,

next were in Williamsburg Kansas by 1254pm  https://earth.google.com/web/@38.4781033,-95.47426029,336.29575892a,11715.18397704d,35y,-0.33250247h,12.71996913t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHQ2d2sYASABKAI  

103pm we pass over Frog creek  Frog Creek 103p Kansas USA storm chase 11 May 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDBtlT1UlfQ  

11 May 2015 109pm Eagle & Rv tows car Kansas USA storm chase 11May15 109p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFea8nOlYxY 

121pm  River & truck Lake etc Kansas USA storm chase 11May15 121p

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-YuS9R87vo   Emporia State University teachers Hall of Fame exit 130 sign,

11 May 2015   Emporia Kansas is 16 miles away by 122pm, ( population 24916 in 2010)  https://earth.google.com/web/@38.40598182,-96.17588359,326.02858803a,30047.10456921d,35y,0.00000001h,50.90535009t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHQ4OTUYAiABKAI so were heading west.  Emporia in 10miles by 114pm,  https://earth.google.com/web/@38.40349234,-96.20331253,256.9315406a,92148.93140526d,35y,0.00154034h,17.9379935t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHQ4OTUYAiABKAI

11 May 2015 125pm   John Deere bailers toll etc Kansas USA storm chase 11May15 125p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMQt0u-XpxE    near   exit 127a  puts us about here   https://earth.google.com/web/@38.41357553,-96.23934055,349.41800123a,990.09410701d,35y,0h,17.68894103t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHQ4OTUYASABKAI

We use a toll road which costs $6.75 by 126pm, I recall seeing 2 armed uniformed people carrying buckets of change near toll booths we passed through on the trip, it was probably at this location as I don’t recall us having to pay a toll fee much at all.

Flint Hills by 131pm must have been somewhere here https://www.google.com/maps/place/Flint+Hills/@38.2774517,-96.4310634,11.75z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x87ba12088fb7481f:0xf1d637b7cf8a52ca!8m2!3d37.2833606!4d-96.675303

142pm   Prarie grasslands & road etc Kansas USA storm chase 11May15 142p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guUrFI_6yDQ    perfect location for a movie, I liked seeing this area. Id guess its around here  https://earth.google.com/web/@38.2064953,-96.45166174,451.11053711a,16899.00945648d,35y,0.9212077h,0t,0r    some Cows in this area. I guess buffalo used to be here in huge numbers.

144pm   Rocks & Grass Kansas USA storm chase 11May15 144p

147pm   Phillips 66 garage Kansas USA storm chase 11May15 147p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZGbxKzR3UY    we stop to get fuel. 11 May 2015     We stop at a Philips 66 Gas station , I get $36 change from $50, I buy 3x almond Snickers which are really nice, 1x Reeces mini, 1x tuna sandwich in a plastic triangular case like you get in the UK but this had an incredible long list of ingredients on it . 1x packet of lays crisps.  https://www.phillips66gas.com/station-finder   didn’t help so  I Googled Phillips 66 locations and used their map to find it its here  https://earth.google.com/web/@38.09544681,-96.57926544,460.76363927a,404.01559501d,35y,5.53195376h,23.14817131t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHQ1aDkYASABKAI   its in Chase County Kansas . 4.45 miles south of Matfield Green,

11 May 2015   This was an area with huge grassy plains the sort of thing that would be great in an western movie. Matfield Green by 147pm  https://www.google.com/maps/place/Matfield+Green,+KS+66862,+USA/@38.1492809,-96.6537443,11.25z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x87bbe7c3e677d9d7:0xb5efc630bcd014bb!8m2!3d38.1591843!4d-96.5605664     https://earth.google.com/web/@38.15897936,-96.57416404,462.98586017a,42080.59374967d,35y,0.92120468h,20.05642293t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHQ1bXYYAiABKAI

 knute Rockne Memorial   https://www.google.com/maps/place/Knute+Rockne+Memorial/@38.2355545,-96.5894207,16.5z/data=!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x87bbef5d0ca3f8b9:0xc832fa0fac690e31!2sKnute+Rockne+Memorial!8m2!3d38.23591!4d-96.586703!3m4!1s0x87bbef5d0ca3f8b9:0xc832fa0fac690e31!8m2!3d38.23591!4d-96.586703  I don’t think we saw this just maybe we saw a sign for it  https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/knute-rockne-memorial  its where there was a plane crash in 1931 that killed a famous Notre Dame football coach.

204pm  Car Garage & cows Kansas USA storm chase 11May15 204p

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaxGaiOK08A   im filming from the gas station,

11 May 2015     Cassoday is 5 miles away by 210pm, https://www.google.com/maps/@38.0396408,-96.6455562,14.5z  were on the i35 heading south west ,   https://earth.google.com/web/@38.03880508,-96.63725793,453.02915667a,7109.11634414d,35y,5.29008733h,23.17187293t,-0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHQ1aDkYAiABKAI 

Eldorado is 22 miles away by 214pm  https://www.google.com/maps/@37.8994784,-96.828446,11.75z 

221pm   El Dorado lake Kansas USA storm chase 11May15 221p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rru3ZcvWoIE  

Eldorado lake by 222pm has a dead tree in it,  were doing 82

225pm were half mile from El Dorado https://earth.google.com/web/@37.83026175,-96.84455402,399.80035174a,22212.7674454d,35y,0h,0t,0r

227pm   Cessna with Patrol on it Kansas USA storm chase 11May15 227p

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0O2aQeY8FKE   nodding donkey also

229pm   Jayhawk pipeline LLC Kansas USA storm chase 11May15 229p    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkZ4jda_ZTQ 

Wichita Kansas is 21miles away by 229pm  https://earth.google.com/web/@37.7115531,-97.10464197,428.09737489a,67269.76249505d,35y,-0.14298377h,5.08010316t,360r    I probably first heard of Witchita Kansas in the movie “ Planes trains and automobiles “ with John candy and Steve martin which is a brilliant comedy  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093748/?ref_=nv_sr_1    watch it or buy the dvd.

236pm   Eagle & Yellow truck Kansas USA storm chase 11May15 236p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzFXLv6NP7o   

11 May 2015   Andover ( just east of Wichita Kansas)  in 1 mile by 238pm,  https://earth.google.com/web/@37.70762001,-97.214946,421.6947189a,18810.42046216d,35y,-0.14291014h,5.04191754t,0r   so were just east of Wichita ,

246pm  Lowes & Walmart Kansas USA storm chase 11May15 246p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7njpAvtY-V4   

249pm  Arkansas river & homes Kansas USA storm chase 11May15 249p

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIMUOWavKHI   Wichita    ,  Salina is 2 miles away on 135 exit 42,  , https://earth.google.com/web/@37.62520415,-97.29921726,384.23961308a,2918.91343673d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDFua3BmGAEgASgC  so were in the southern part of Wichita close to McConnell AFB,

Oklahoma City is 155miles away by 250pm that’s going directly south from Wichita on the i35 road https://earth.google.com/web/@36.50709558,-97.0198955,375.55092085a,563885.27381726d,35y,0.00000009h,5.4714406t,0r   its quiet in our car as in I wouldn’t say all the paying tour guests got on amazingly well .  on Google Earth as I write this up in March 2019 I se McConnell Air force base is at the south east corner of Wichita , Ive seen a few C-17 and KC-135 planes from McConnell AFB at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk UK over the last few years as I go plane spotting.

11 May 2015    Mulvane Kansas is 1 mile away by 256pm, https://earth.google.com/web/@37.47392419,-97.22618656,381.72225548a,19965.27309049d,35y,0.00993224h,6.73038002t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEzY3pzGAIgASgC I see a Chisolm trail museum sign by 301pm,

259pm   Trucks block us & Jeremy asleep Kansas USA storm chase 11May15 259p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFNMhzGzrlI    

Oklahoma City is 139 miles away by 303pm, 

305pm  High r truck & snoring Kansas USA storm chase 11May15 305p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5y7nnZ9asQ  Jeremy is snoring.

308pm Cash or KTAG to get through a toll

We pay $6.75 for a toll road fee by 310pm, then its 4 miles to the state of Oklahoma by 318pm, https://earth.google.com/web/@37.05648889,-97.33756657,345.62364164a,10635.02255331d,35y,3.9604034h,0t,0r  going south on the i35 road, its 68degrees F so 19C ish at the moment. Divide farenheit by 5 then x9 then +32 to work out Celcius. , 0 = 32f, 28c = 82f, 38c = 100f, we see dead Armadillo at side of the road. With all the travelling we did we saw many dead Armadillos during the trip and Skunks which stink.

323pm 11May 2015 were at the Oklahoma state border so were exiting Kansas    https://earth.google.com/web/@36.9947324,-97.33808862,341.44587445a,8026.52206928d,35y,3.9604034h,0t,0r    https://earth.google.com/web/@36.99915292,-97.33416666,348.57205416a,21974.79988062d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDFua3BmGAEgASgC    

335pm   Fedex ground truck & airport Kansas USA storm chase 11May15 335p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfYddcirsu4  

11 May 2015       now Oklahoma City is 107miles away, 94miles to it by 336pm, We see huge wind turbine blades on massive trucks being transported.

338pm  Tonkawa Hotel & Casino Oklahoma USA storm chase holiday 11 May 2015 338p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of246xc0ifc 

348pm   Wind Turbine blade on truck Oklahoma storm chase 11may15 348p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wliif-QoXEw    truck driver trying to go round a bend with a huge long Turbine blade having a lot of trouble !

We stop at a Philips 66 stop for a loo break, its here that I pick up a crazy amount of leaflets and brochures ! I must have got about 20Lbs in weight of them, I was intending to take them all home to help me plan future USA holidays. By 414pm Oklahoma city is 78miles away , Guthrie Oklahoma ( population 10191) Is 3 miles away by 414pm https://earth.google.com/web/@35.87359006,-97.42721799,331.36475759a,41335.9675713d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHo3YnAYAiABKAI 

432pm UPS truck Oklahoma storm chase 11may15 432p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZpp37qcZi0  a road train Jeremy says

 433pm were In Payne county https://earth.google.com/web/@36.11582519,-96.95011627,268.15674499a,147808.14213613d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMG14cXYYAiABKAI

434pm National Wrestling Hall of fame and Museum sign

439pm we see a dead racoon.

Phil Collins- take a look at me now  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuvtoyVi7vY  is on in the car.

 11 May 2015       We see a dead snapping turtle. 441pm Another dead Armadillo  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armadillo  , Cimerron river goes under the i35 by 441pm https://earth.google.com/web/@35.98818124,-97.35253325,277.46407923a,10704.13852544d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMG14cXYYASABKAI  https://earth.google.com/web/@35.98736302,-97.35068228,274.03234131a,7798.80382436d,35y,-0.00130132h,1.16706953t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMG14eTYYASABKAI  

447pm   Ram car & Guthrie Oklahoma storm chase 11may15 447p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX1Yx6HA8r0   

https://earth.google.com/web/@35.85085358,-97.41678276,310.78852224a,111675.7703511d,35y,-0.00000004h,4.28349722t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHo3YnAYAiABKAI   sign for cedar Valley Golf Trails recreation area next right by 37seconds  https://earth.google.com/web/@35.85665727,-97.45294186,301.08841828a,24337.67195431d,35y,0h,7.67241421t,0r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXdmY3BuZDEYAiABKAI   https://www.cedarvalleygolfclub.com/  

 30 miles to Oklahoma City by 450pm, Report Sex trafficking road sign we see at 453pm. “ cop cars are by 138A,

457pm 72 degrees f

11 May 2015 501pm Police car & bumpy rd Oklahoma storm chase 11may15 501p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0QB8llP-MI    Jeremy speaks

502pm  Mercy Hospital Oklahoma storm chase 11may15 502p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yETM524oSwk   tom warning there’s a cop car .

505pm   Amusement park Oklahoma storm chase 11may15 505p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_hFL1N8YiU   Ian says this is an area where Crack Cocaine was being dealt outside a Super 8 Motel so the police raided it .

508pm dinosaur, exit 133 for rd 44 west in quarter of a mile, were staying on i35, Will rogers world airport sign, we don’t see that airport but here it is  https://earth.google.com/web/@35.39739254,-97.59759265,392.29862931a,6153.25582952d,35y,0.00000192h,6.28076133t,0r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXRkd2wwMTYYAiABKAI      Dinosaur off i35 towards Oklahoma city Oklahoma storm chase holiday 11 may 2015 508p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M28fnuwpGpE  

509pm a truck nearly rear ends a car in traffic

Its just 35mph traffic into Oklahoma City by 514pm, I think I recall this as being quite an impressive built up area.

11 May 2015 517pm   Oklahoma City skyscrapers storm chase 11May15 517p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BY3jjurYA9Y     impressive skyscrapers, Lays Truck, 1min14 Petro sign, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_buildings_in_Oklahoma_City  some of the building we saw https://earth.google.com/web/@35.46700732,-97.51329954,376.75872863a,1688.80536834d,35y,0.00000001h,45.00538832t,0r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMDRqZmd0MBgCIAEoAg    Devon Energy center etc , these are in the Business district on Gearth near Film Row and the Arts district.

11 May 2015 523pm   Oklahoma City skyscrapers storm chase 11May15 523p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLMA2UyMxaU   ( 5mins25 video ) 59seconds greyhound sign so I guess it’s a bus depot, 2mins06 Econo lodge sign,  as I try find our location I just found a warehouse called Bimbo  https://earth.google.com/web/@35.48892694,-97.51240392,368.98535012a,371.26492861d,35y,-0h,0t,0r    I think we were here then https://earth.google.com/web/search/econolodge+near+Oklahoma+City,+OK,+USA/@35.46325859,-97.47850258,360.62314241a,701.43495374d,35y,-0h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCfYWi7mFwEFAEWIi5aR-v0FAGer-kaE7YFjAIU-7ict7YVjA   i40 going west towards the center of Oklahoma City , 4min25 we pass Lewis Rv Center  https://earth.google.com/web/search/econolodge+near+Oklahoma+City,+OK,+USA/@35.46318665,-97.48244794,359.0465646a,768.55412933d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCfYWi7mFwEFAEWIi5aR-v0FAGer-kaE7YFjAIU-7ict7YVjA   4mins50 is Chase tower  https://earth.google.com/web/@35.46790425,-97.51383387,472.06283052a,814.74917084d,35y,-44.44731212h,44.99983086t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMGNrd2t5GAIgASgC     5mins03 is UMB city place building   https://earth.google.com/web/@35.46909649,-97.51596895,442.13966762a,135.48676622d,35y,-44.44590111h,44.99551205t,0.00000084r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMGNrd2t5GAEgASgC    5mins12 is Continental resources   https://earth.google.com/web/@35.46674567,-97.51336985,376.70739326a,486.4067226d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChYaFAoML2cvMTJocjNjbnQwGAEgASgC  

11 May 2015 526pm  Oklahoma city skyscrapers & traffic storm chase 11May15 526p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMe27Kqz5PQ   man made lake with rowers on it , World war 1 Veterans memorial Highway   https://www.legion.org/memorials/240031/world-war-i-veterans-memorial-highway   I don’t know exactly where that rowing lake was do you ?   https://earth.google.com/web/@35.47572595,-97.46694617,357.16065207a,9501.65871175d,35y,0.03792619h,37.76928365t,359.99999915r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMDNkdzd0bhgBIAEoAg

527pm  Marines advert Oklahoma city storm chase 11May15 527p     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_1-feuohI0   

El Sombrero Mexican restaurant we pass at 531pm,  I guess this one https://earth.google.com/web/search/El+Sombrero+Mexican+Restaurant,+Oklahoma+City,+OK,+USA/@35.43663321,-97.4852572,374.22251675a,812.08847514d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=Cj0aEwoLL2cvMXRtNjlmczIYAiABKAIiJgokCWIBFAde20FAEWz-PlCotkFAGWJo8szHQ1jAIfuWuMiScFjA   2838 S I-35 Service Rd Oklahoma City, OK 73129 USA ,  then we see a sign for XXX Ranch ! I guess an adult dvd store.

531pm   National Guard advert Oklahoma city storm chase 11May15 531p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwqhG9_WBHQ 

533pm   Erectionback advert Oklahoma city storm chase 11May15 533p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaZwtELmc5E  funny !

11 May 2015    At this point we then see Tornado damage to homes  ( from weeks ago) which is really exciting to see as we drive by, I would have tried to film it so see my videos for this at the top of this article.

11 May 2015 535pm   Moore Oklahoma Tornado damage storm chase 11May15 535p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffM2loUkpvA   and there is the video I got out of the car window as we drove past Tornado wrecked homes.

Btefae ??  exit 121b by 536pm,  Were in Oklahoma City.

11 May 2015 538pm   Moore Oklahoma homes storm chase 11May15 538p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QoBhQskznk    fender bender on i35 north,

545pm  Gental dental Oklahoma city storm chase 11May15 545p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wT46eQrDCCo   sign for a Wendys food place, we never went into a Wendys . really long UPS lorry etc.

547pm   Maybe Tornado damage Norman Oklahoma city 11May15 547p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3xgB4FfYUc    ( 1min31 vid) some metal structure maybe just being pulled down ? , 25sec Tecumseh Rd sign, https://earth.google.com/web/@35.26227349,-97.48412348,362.14962959a,1274.16061897d,35y,2.65066855h,37.95624494t,0r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXR6NzF4bTIYAiABKAI  so were on i35 near exit 112,   39sec HealthPlex building  hospital  https://earth.google.com/web/@35.25892119,-97.48897006,362.91501253a,468.05335512d,35y,2.6505228h,37.95178703t,0r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXR6NzF4bTIYAiABKAI    1min09 Forguson Collision business, boats for sale etc .

See a Chokee Cheese by 548pm,

552pm  Road building swifts & casino Oklahoma city storm chase 11May15 552p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfRPEZNFT7o   roads being constructed,

Dallas is 190 miles to go by 553pm. Life is not a destination ( don’t know if I saw that on a sign or some1 said that ) . Moore Oklahoma is in this area  https://earth.google.com/web/search/+i35+exit+121b/@35.33934247,-97.48204191,382.81726311a,9739.02477147d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCcg3hpcLtkFAEfJpcnvLsEFAGR_CoukHXFjAIZt8CgFqYljA https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore,_Oklahoma   it’s the site of several devasting Tornadoes in 1999 and 2013 .

555pm   Purple jet plane Oklahoma City storm chase 11May15 555p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wULTySWFj3c   

11 May 2015     Pauls Valley is 25 miles away by 6pm https://earth.google.com/web/@34.78552153,-97.18087195,311.11972623a,88483.11778952d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHo1X2gYAiABKAI  so we must be south of Norman near Slaughter Ville ,    G. W. zoo exit 64 by 602pm, Garvin County by 612pm, Paoli in 1 mile by 613pm, https://earth.google.com/web/@34.8224735,-97.26672085,282.64145537a,18931.19911785d,35y,0h,0t,0r   by now my back and backside are uncomfortable as this is a very long time to sit still for. We see another dead Racoon.

11 May 2015        Washita River by 616pm https://earth.google.com/web/@34.7554374,-97.25915121,271.17471204a,6057.4095956d,35y,0.04683052h,7.50730839t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDMzOXp0GAEgASgC that’s just to the east of the i35.

619pm   Flooding & Ford ad Oklahoma City storm chase 11May15 619p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjTp8–b8Pg  ( 1min14 vid ) couple of flooded fields, Shell garage, 31sec Comfort Inn and Suites, SW Ford Seth Wadley ad on a white water tower .

623pm  Cranes & glass on road Oklahoma city storm chase 11May15 623p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5Dho4GDUpg    lots of glass on the right edge of the road.

623pm Oil flame Oklahoma city storm chase 11May15 623p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7mfqQxohio 

We see a bird eating a dead Armadillo at 628pm,

11 May 2015 632pm  Sundog in sky Oklahoma city storm chase 11May15 632p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhvTpm-kvAc    rainbow like colours in sky ,

 Murray County by 633pm, its at this point on the trip we decide to stop at Turner Falls Waterfall  https://earth.google.com/web/@34.42759649,-97.14499318,329.7940913a,4455.96356598d,35y,0.00000001h,39.38071443t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMGI5OTV2GAIgASgC a stunning location to visit its Oklahomas tallest waterfall at 77 feet, when out of the cars I filmed them as much as I could, I remember Holly had a butterfly land on her and I showed her the amazing zoom lense on my Camcorder ( 90x zoom) so I could enlarge the Water Falls for here to see close up. We stopped here until 7pm. Its near i35 exit 35  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turner_Falls  its about 18miles north of Ardmore Oklahoma. Very nice place to stop at.

638pm  Rocky road Greyhound coach Oklahoma storm chase 11May15 638p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtWw0BTFOyE  road has been cut through rocks, exit 47 . off the i35  https://earth.google.com/web/@34.42229056,-97.14085255,341.93899608a,4918.82133772d,35y,5.72512753h,24.19495949t,-0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMGI5OTV2GAIgASgC 

640pm   Drive to Turner Falls Oklahoma storm chase 11May15 640p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYh405yjkaU  

642pm Flame & Drive to Turner Falls Oklahoma storm chase 11May15 642p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcG_0n8xWQ8

646pm  Turner Falls Waterfall & Eagle Oklahoma 11May15 646p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yY4T-HyUHZI    stunning footage a great place to visit, I show Paul and Holly my Panasonic camcorder ,

650pm  Turner Falls Castle & Cave & Heron etc Oklahoma 11May15 650p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdq8NvSJIp4    stunning waterfall, 1min43 a Red Admiral butterfly like we get in Britain.

651pm   Bird at Turner Falls Waterfall Oklahoma 11May15 651p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-Gz85dMdOM   greyish brown bird up a tree .

652pm  Turner Falls Waterfall Oklahoma 11May15 652p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o05zOhTuwLQ  a quick video of it .

656pm Road was built with prison labour , Road built by prison labour Turner Falls Oklahoma 11May15 656p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrQi8JOM-2Q  1925-1926

658pm  Butterfly on Holly Turner Falls Oklahoma 11May15 658p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_4YkSe9NbY  what kind of butterfly is it ?  Mads is taking photos of it and Elise .

703pm   Eagle bird Turner Falls Oklahoma 11May15 703p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvQP3Y_m0eY   we are driving again now,

By 708pm i see  a sign for Comanche  saying 1 mile ( but that’s actually about 47miles to the west) .

711pm   Lake & Sundog Oklahoma 11May15 711p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl5OIXkQRPg  

716pm  Baseball in Oklahoma 11May15 716p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKqab_XcCfo   Black gold casino advert,   https://earth.google.com/web/@34.25850633,-97.24350715,249.90164766a,122124.76912111d,35y,-0.15126198h,9.04802027t,360r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXRodzczdmMYAiABKAI  

11 May 2015      Ardmore Oklahoma we get to by 717pm it was established in 1887 ,  we are going to stop for food here, after a small look around we decide on a place called “ Two Frogs Grill “   https://earth.google.com/web/@34.17442485,-97.14770231,267.19807423a,13765.40098977d,35y,0h,0t,0r   Two Frogs is just off the i35 here  https://earth.google.com/web/@34.17201312,-97.16379761,255.54635483a,278.73879308d,35y,15.7973981h,37.89952364t,360r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXRoczlyeDMYAiABKAI

2646 W Broadway St Ardmore, OK 73401 USA , it’s a casual American eatery with photos of rock stars and a guitar lined room with live music sometimes. ( Have to say I didn’t know any of the stars on the wall I guess they were country music stars or something which is not my cup of tea ! )

The logo for this is 2 frogs tied up together ! I bought a T-Shirt from here as we left for $19  ( Steve got 1 just b4 me) the Tshirt has the cartoon drawing of 2 frogs tied up on it & ive had a lot of funny looks since wearing it in the UK ! but my neice and nephew like it as I have a pond with real frogs in so they know I like frogs. ( receipt shows it was $16.95 plus $1.53 tax so $18.48 , ) The meal I had cost me $25.35 we left at 842pm. I think I had Catfish which I recall I wouldn’t order again , with green beans, potato etc, Beer I guess. Others had Steak ( Steve did I think) this is where we discussed a kind of contest you can do in a place in Texas  https://www.bigtexan.com/72-oz-steak/   where if you can eat a 72ounce steak in under 60mins you get it for free. This is an insane amount of meat to try and eat and must leave you feeling aweful. Steve was contemplating trying to do this. I don’t know if he ever did this on future holidays.

804pm   My meal @ Two Frogs Grill Ardmore Oklahoma USA 11May15 804p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN2UFEB89Z8  see what my meal looked like with shrimp and coleslaw  etc,

844pm  Two Frogs grill & Grand prix Oklahoma USA 11May15 844p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bm56DyCmTAs   the grand prix is Tom getting lost

11 May 2015       Dallas Texas is 102miles away by 848pm, we have about 80 to go, weve done 1832 miles so far by 854pm, an average of 600 miles a day . Life is all about the Journey ( don’t know why I wrote that down was it a bumper sticker I saw ? ) . Bridges are 16 feet 0 inches high over the i35 road. 

Winstar Casino Big Ben etc Oklahoma USA 11May15 910p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C19Sr1hGghM    lit up at night, we get back into Texas   https://earth.google.com/web/@33.75354615,-97.15294009,234.88767423a,30511.41010651d,35y,-0.15103306h,8.92086486t,0r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXRodzczdmMYASABKAI  

Were in Texas by 912pm,  https://www.google.com/maps/@33.7401438,-97.1723627,13z  so a bit past the Winstar world Casino and resort. This has a Big Ben clock and houses of parliament section and a Chrysler Building like in new York & a Colosseum like in Rome etc .  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_Building    Were told a woman and Tornado joke which I didn’t write down,

 11 May 2015       Valley View half mile away by 924pm  https://earth.google.com/web/@33.51603652,-97.14550526,214.03115294a,60048.68165812d,35y,0h,0t,0r  Diesel fuel costs $2.89 a gallon. 

Sanger by 929pm, https://earth.google.com/web/@33.3610522,-97.16988024,228.06834609a,18645.6659274d,35y,0h,0t,0r   630 fan sign cars 670 ? ,  Skunk smell 933pm, Unleaded fuel is $2.55 a gallon.

937pm   Denton Texas storm chase USA 11May15 937p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yqsG-2Og5g 

Denton by 938pm,  https://earth.google.com/web/@33.22358941,-97.10612095,199.38062524a,28523.41734581d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEwMDE2GAIgASgC  huge sign by road says Casey Rorch wanted 4 burglary , 

Apogee stadium Texas storm chase USA 11May15 941p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKCXJdFgrgo 

951pm   Texas Motor Speedway sign Texas storm chase USA 11May15 951p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9GD9mF3JhA   so were passing this Motor racing circuit in the dark.

 Dale Earnhart way ( road ) named after a Nascar driver   https://earth.google.com/web/@33.0386783,-97.26782626,189.52109831a,5492.77472039d,35y,0.00000012h,3.50497683t,0r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXRoa3Myd3cYAiABKAI leads to the Texas Motor speedway motor racing circuit.

958pm sign for Decatur says North in 1.5 miles on road 81 and 287, https://earth.google.com/web/@33.00577173,-97.33746785,228.00647077a,96305.66215077d,35y,-0.07774621h,7.0280285t,360r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEwYzhfGAIgASgC   so we must be near keller.

1002pm   Road & Chevy Tahoe Texas storm chase USA 11May15 1002p

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x1VfTiDBVA   its dark by now , Just the rear of the other vehicle we travel with.

1004pm a truck hits the wall at the side of the road infront of us we suspect he was drunk,   Drunk truck driver hit wall Texas storm chase USA 11May15 1004p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzdRnStJ5VE  

Were on the 183 road by 1007pm, heading for the Dallas Fort Worth Airport https://earth.google.com/web/@32.90832781,-97.0626229,183.88176066a,40709.82676422d,35y,0.00000012h,3.52432201t,0r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXRoa3Myd3cYASABKAI Road sign advert says “ Injury 1800 ask Todd “  , 

1014pm were yawning

1020pm  President George Bush turnpike etc Texas storm chase USA 11May15 1020p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byxwM5eh8Qo    at 2mins21 sign says Esters rd  that leads to our motel  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.83689085,-97.0083882,172.83085913a,989.34602682d,35y,2.53341922h,35.42350981t,0r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXRodDF3M2IYASABKAI   3min03 Atrium Hotel  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.83431199,-97.01793819,171.46381518a,526.61012289d,35y,-2.31553498h,39.21173691t,0r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXR0ZG5kNjgYAiABKAI    so we seem to be on the 183 rd, we get back to our Hotel,

11 May 2015       We get to the Best Western Inn Hotel Irving Texas Fort Worth by 1040pm, im knackerd and go to bed.

Day 5 of the Trip ( Tour 1   day 4  ) is Tuesday 12 May 2015 , Best Western Inn Hotel Irving Texas Fort Worth     we drive towards Fort Stockton ,

 the plan is to travel west 300 miles at a leisurely pace to get to an area storms are due tonight , lightning etc, were told that plan at 930am, Had a shower to freshen up and get down for breakfast by 907am, only to find out breakfast closes at 9am ! ( this is the base hotel our tour company have used before but they never explained to us what time breakfast is served from or to . Luckily a young woman working in the kitchen who was packing away breakfast stuff saw me looking confused and allowed me into the catering area to get sausage circles ( sausage meat in circular shapes) and some scrambled egg and cream cheese on bread &  Apple juice. Jeremy didn’t get any food though he could have. 

922am   Plane lands over hotel Texas storm chase USA 12May15 922p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3336sMdROUY    im filming from our hotel,

925am   Best Western Inn Hotel Irving Texas Fort Worth pool etc & plane Texas storm chase USA 12May15 925a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TEnX-Z23jA   I was in room 246, some police platform I don’t recall noticing at the time.

926am   American plane lands Irving Texas storm chase USA 12May15 926a

929am   Walmart Irving & Skyscrapers Dallas Fort Worth Texas storm chase USA 12 May 2015 929a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPta5d_xAWE   not sure what buildings these are I assume im looking towards Uptown Dallas that’s about 12 miles away https://earth.google.com/web/@32.80391585,-96.88694673,125.68448054a,23022.70327783d,35y,0h,0t,0r   im filming from  our Hotel  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.83527705,-97.00789583,176.04742287a,236.30981016d,35y,0h,0t,0r   work out which buildings they are if you wish .

930am   USA bird attacked Dallas Fort Worth Texas storm chase holiday USA 12 May 2015 930a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SI-5eYkGw4 

  Elise cant wash her clothes as a machine broke or something !   I was on holiday I had no plans to do any washing while away hence needing a large suitcase for changes of clothes. I filmed a few planes seconds from landing at DFW from the hotel balcony .

 Put tv on in room and watched top 20 dumbest ideas ( a funny accident show I guess ) . This hotel has a pool and hot pool, I didn’t go to Walmart today which is right next to the hotel a few minutes walk away ( a huge supermarket/superstore )   Steve went to Walmart  and bought tshirts Mike got keyrings , https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walmart     our hotel and Walmart are here https://www.google.com/maps/@32.835287,-97.0083331,18.75z   see it better here https://earth.google.com/web/@32.83542063,-97.00763594,172.83144524a,684.36557891d,35y,0.00000012h,3.50233551t,0r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXRoa3Myd3cYASABKAI drop into street view by dragging the little man icon to any blue road they show to look around if you wish.  Saw an advert on Tv for a welding school !

1117am   American Airlines lands & up Dallas Fort Worth Texas storm chase holiday USA 12 May 2015 1117a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Foa4Cf-Gptg   7 Eleven was right next to our hotel  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.83571613,-97.00863486,182.20702538a,82.85468537d,35y,0h,0t,0r   

So 12 May 2015 we drive towards Fort Stockton , calculating that in March 2019 Google says that’s 429 miles and would take 6hours10 mins via i-10 road . At the time I had no idea just how far this drive was going to be .  https://www.distance-cities.com/distance-dallas-tx-to-fort-stockton-tx   says 437miles 8 hours. So we will drive south west a long way https://earth.google.com/web/@31.76962228,-99.98189687,411.88032196a,584663.13054912d,35y,0h,0t,0r 

1122am   Maze of roads & AA plane Dallas Fort Worth Texas storm chase USA 12 May 2015 1122a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UhvrzJPlrI  Mike tells us he saw a Manchester United player run across a road and nearly get hit

1126am   were told the Cop that pulled us over the other day was armed and Mikes seen a couple of people walking around with guns. Paul’s having a go at Tom for not knowing which road to use ! , Mike is  suffering from hayfever . Paul says the most Tornados they’ve seen in 1 day is 7

1127am Euless roads & clouds Texas storm chase USA 12May15 1127a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbPZA8-5Ocg    someones asked can we go to Michael j fox’s house in the other car !    https://earth.google.com/web/@32.84383092,-97.05422262,188.91553653a,36637.87633959d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMDIxMXAxdBgCIAEoAg    so weve barely begun todays trip, Paul tells us tonights storms should last 5 or 6 hours so should be great for lightning.

1133am  Hurst area buildings etc Dallas Fort Worth  Texas storm chase holiday  USA 12 May 2015 1133a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyHu2Kw1PUc   hurst home of the L.D.bell blue raiders, Frost Bank building  https://earth.google.com/web/search/frost+bank/@32.83888218,-97.19208609,190.41486141a,0d,60y,289.88821259h,96.02323723t,0r/data=CigiJgokCROgV1rea0BAEYU94-19akBAGc9sumdiTVjAIeob4_oBT1jAIhoKFkNGYXltZktmTXB1TmtUa2tPclBQcncQAg  so were on the 183 rd just south of Tarrant County College,

1138am   Haltom city bull Texas storm chase USA 12May15 1138a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsdVSSaeu9k   https://earth.google.com/web/search/frost+bank/@32.81072614,-97.25519262,180.37729537a,17502.31235509d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCROgV1rea0BAEYU94-19akBAGc9sumdiTVjAIeob4_oBT1jA  its not Marilyn Monroe

1140am  Cop supervisor & Fort worth skyscrapers Texas storm chase USA 12May15 1140a   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7ET6TFggNg were on the 820 west rd

1145am  Fort Worth & traffic Texas storm chase USA 12May15 1145a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9q9BS-7vx4  

1146am  Woman doing make up in car Texas storm chase USA 12May15 1146a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2tPc0H7bZQ  Paul is having trouble with the GPS

1149am   Lockheed Martin Corporation Airport  Dallas Fort Worth Texas storm chase  USA 12 May 2015 1149a skunk   ( at the time I filmed this I didn’t know what airport I had passed and I don’t know if I spotted the Plane model outside the building I guess that’s an F-35 fighter jet as that’s where they make these £100 million each Stealth jets ,    Lockheed Martin Corporation Airport Dallas Fort Worth Texas storm chase USA 12 May 2015 1149a skunk,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXI9GzUzkXE 

1150am  Lake Worth & skyscrapers Texas storm chase USA 12May15 1150a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu05E5Pl3ak   were the lead car.

Were on the i30 road,  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.74835067,-97.02625912,164.14678789a,35612.5616453d,35y,0.00000015h,3.52152208t,0r    undulatus asperitas   clouds https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asperitas_(cloud)  rain looking sky by 1153am ,

1154am  Undulatus asperatus clouds Texas storm chase USA 12May15 1154a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKdbCa6sGcA    this type of cloud is always on the north side of storms.

12 May 2015 1158am   Road machines & Undulatus asperatus clouds Texas storm chase 12May15 1158a   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jh6QiH9ZVSk    

1159am  Fort Worth sign Texas storm chase USA 12May15 1159a   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9a7_63A1s8Q 

Weatherford Texas by 1202pm  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.7808784,-97.67667197,264.923264a,57620.88560564d,35y,0.00000035h,1.21654464t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEwN25sGAIgASgC

1211pm  Weatherford high school & petrol price Texas storm chase holiday USA 12 May 2015 1211p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qm8CGT4gDNo 

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Weatherford+High+School/@32.7428475,-97.7516655,11.46z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x8651fdea9bbbd727:0xe556ed67037e3c30!8m2!3d32.7252323!4d-97.8071252

were heading west on i20, it rains by 1218pm,

12 may 2015 1213pm  Dew points on laptop Texas storm chase USA 12May15 1213p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnzBNKdCB0A   Hewlett Packard laptop.

 we look at hairyrusts22   Youtube channel to see hail  https://www.youtube.com/user/HairyRusts22   that’s ricardo motts’s channel. We carry on towards Fort Stockton which is very close to Mexico.

 Plgrele till 1235pm ( 5mins) ? ive wriiten something like that no idea what that’s supposed to mean ! writing while in a moving car can be tricky.

Mineral Wells is 2 miles away https://earth.google.com/web/@32.78763487,-98.01766602,284.07835002a,55061.64549334d,35y,-0.00000038h,0.78738152t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEzbjRtGAIgASgC  545miles to end of Texas at 1239pm, mile marker 384 at 1240pm on i20,

1253pm Paul tells us we can get a returning customer discount of 10-15% off the holiday price if we book again

Ranger is 15miles away at 1254pm so we must be close to Thurber https://earth.google.com/web/@32.4882249,-98.50971041,349.68014353a,42604.31997658d,35y,0h,0t,0r  

1255pm Truck nearly crashed i20 Texas storm chase USA 12May15 1255p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWTKhCBn-gE   

1pm   Ranger hill ranch & i20 Texas storm chase USA 12May15 1p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAcaEFxAbRY   we saw a Texas longhorn animal,

Eastland is 10 miles away by 104pm https://earth.google.com/web/@32.40532038,-98.76034272,467.27026763a,31087.74540472d,35y,0h,0t,0r  

Kent bbc weather ?

Cisco had an ef3 Tornado a few days ago https://www.google.com/maps/@32.3868583,-98.9226453,12.75z  milsap ? has had Tornado in past years on i20, we get to Cisco by 122pm, we didn’t see any damage.

121pm  Cisco near recent tornado place Texas storm chase USA 12May15 121p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dedUdP3mUvk   its raining, place called Magnum is near here ( Magnum is a gun type Clint Eastwood made famous in some of his films )

122pm   Airport near Cisco Texas storm chase USA 12May15 122p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuUxFRVWykk  ( 24sec vid)   must be this unnamed place   https://earth.google.com/web/@32.36658542,-99.02249154,518.8125344a,5190.40309672d,35y,0h,0t,0r   

130pm a roadside advert for jaguars Club has an attractive blonde womans head on the advert

12may15   Exit 316 at 132pm , little bit of a blue sky begins now,

135pm  Putzmeister truck smoking Texas storm chase USA 12May15 135p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzkB1hKOacg  

138pm   rocks and choose Subway 4lunch in Baird Texas storm chase holiday USA 12 May 2015 138p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dz4AN0-Xu0  

Subway food place is near mile 308  of the i20 by 139pm, its possibly this location at a love’s travel stop https://earth.google.com/web/@32.40217893,-99.38552884,528.67118814a,687.75785236d,35y,0h,0t,0r   google Maps photos show the area under construction so I don’t know when google took these pictures for street view  https://www.google.com/maps/@32.4020019,-99.3842749,3a,75y,326.26h,96.87t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1svs4fAZxt66Bx-f5gkNuoQw!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo2.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3Dvs4fAZxt66Bx-f5gkNuoQw%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D274.50043%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656   Google earth has even older imagry as they show an orchard in the location where Love’s and Subway are now   https://earth.google.com/web/@32.40311612,-99.38529679,532.4103517a,0d,78.66648953y,103.4890179h,90.82911868t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMF96NWwYASABKAIiGgoWMThOaFdLZUhHNGJ0RHR2T3NVSGNTURAC

https://earth.google.com/web/@32.39962144,-99.37665924,527.62630084a,1439.03363763d,35y,0h,0t,0r  shows 308 as green sign. So I guess we were near at a place called Baird.  ( Baird is east of Abilene Texas)

229pm  Lovely unknown Moth i hold in Baird Texas storm chase holiday USA 12 May 2015 229p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4ZY-HrpkRs 

 if not use this to figure it out  https://www.subway.com/en-US/FindAStore   we have lunch until 232pm, my meal was under $10 , I also got some maps x4 for $28, were onto i20 exit 306 just after lunch ,  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.4033842,-99.42255036,551.85743042a,548.35919409d,35y,0h,0t,0r  the green mile markers show on Google Earth if your really zoomed in over an area.

12 may 2015 242pm  Windmill blades & Smiley face dog etc Texas Storm Chase 12May15 242p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xojelXEI-E  

12may15  Abilene is 10 miles away by 246pm, ( close to Dyess Air force base )

12 May 2015 248pm    Firework stores 10mile to Abeline Texas Storm Chase 12May15 248p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPMlJlt1JYg   

250pm were told that west of Midland Texas is a road your allowed to do 90mph on

12may15 253pm  Report Wildlife violations & lotto sign Texas Storm Chase 12May15 253p  road advert sign saying report wildlife violations and earn a reward. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyhLE-tm4uc  

256pm  Military C130 Dyess Air Force base Abeline Texas Storm Chase 12May15 256p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzVspSkDVKU   near exit 281, Abilene Dragstrip,

257pm Military business jet Dyess Air Force base Abeline Texas Storm Chase 12May15 257p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Np-wK0CfvDM  

259pm another road advert for Jaguars Club a gentlemans club

3pm  Cap rock hills Abeline Texas Storm Chase 12May15 3pm  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPQpzh1ypcI  

305pm   Huge Doubledecker train Abeline Texas Storm Chase 12May15 305p     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jn4595qGUvE     

then  Merkel by 306pm, by mile 261 we smell oil not from our car but from the industry in this area.  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.49516199,-100.13702864,587.42154454a,1038.16834192d,35y,0h,0t,0r  at mile 249 we exit at 321pm  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.48875856,-100.33425433,643.05457719a,405.8719353d,35y,-0h,0t,0r 

307pm   Hills & Wind farm & road Abeline Texas Storm Chase 12May15 307p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HW1eDsrTK3k    this is where Paul finds out theres is a slight risk tomorrow for storms

310pm  Trent & weather prediction Texas storm chase 12May15 310p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BehK1O-_fAc    Pauls reading out weather predictions for western and north western Texas , see a bluff hill, Trent Gorillas on a water tower, https://www.google.com/maps/@32.4987177,-100.0124943,11z 

314pm  Fracking & nodding donkey Texas storm chase 12May15 314p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPJm5EikgSs  who shot J. R ,    

316pm   Wind farm & hills & road   Texas storm chase 12May15 316p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzQD7L7UfqY

12may15 321pm   Cemetary & Sweetwater & road Texas storm chase 12May15 321p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnYTNylKyXA  ( 22 sec vid) rd 20 exit 247 , we look to be at exit 246, https://www.google.com/maps/@32.4670668,-100.3803813,19.25z   puts us East of Sweetwater

12 may 2015 325pm  Kmart School bus Sweetwater Texas storm chase 12May15 325p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3O4Q8CZfT8    top gun singing

329pm   Auto parts Pottery Chicken etc Texas storm chase 12May15 329p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCxE0KB_xPo   huge model Chickens and nodding donkeys plus paul singing !

332pm   Wind farm etc Texas storm chase 12May15 332p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50a0x-4bYqw   

Top Gun music is on in the car. We see an enormous wind farm near exit 241. Smell a skunk in this area. State TROOPER ON SIDE OF ROAD 338PM. Metal white dinosaur I didn’t film before exit 221, exit 210 by 350pm,

12 may 2015 341pm  Old wrecked house Texas storm chase 12May15 341p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIi2-x8NOvA 

12 may 2015 347pm  Eagle RV park prison etc Colorado city Texas storm chase 12May15 347p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPDOwB7WpyI   

 man cycling with panier bags on his bike like my father used to( my father cycled around the world during the 1960s  )  at 356pm. He was going the other way at mile 202. See a bird with a long tail in relation to its body. Coahoma in 9 miles at 4pm, https://earth.google.com/web/@32.29706926,-101.34941243,801.66719353a,80505.57944415d,35y,360h,0t,0r  its 21C / 71f now at 412pm.

12may2015 402pm  Arid red rocks Texas storm chase 12May15 402p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMtdDRx9e9I    see a blue nodding donkey.

12may15 407pm  Hills Coahoma rodeo clowns Texas storm chase 12May15 407p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxikCtXWa2Y     painted sign of rodeo clowns,

410pm   Hills Llamas rv park etc Texas storm chase 12May15 410p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxZqEErv-iU  

413pm Smelly oil refinery Texas storm chase 12May15 413p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMTn_1I4r2k    Steve scared by car window opening when he was asleep lol

 2 days before I flew out Big Spring had a Tornado, at 417pm we get to Big Spring  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.25294995,-101.48088208,739.37297553a,17516.82561155d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEwNDZwGAIgASgC 

417pm   Unknown building by hill Big Spring Texas storm chase 12May15 417p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH74H5pzGEo   mads is asked a question “ what river to do with a Duran Duran song will we cross shortly “ ? rio grande Paul says but that’s no where near where we are??? That’s here   https://earth.google.com/web/@29.56759736,-101.26414251,329.0489927a,118087.76977463d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMGJ0N2MYAiABKAI  !   we pass over Beals Creek   https://www.google.com/maps/@32.262675,-101.4423988,17.5z  

from 425pm to 436pm we have a leg stretch break ( a chance for smokers to have a fag ) .

426pm  Oil Nodding donkey close up Texas storm chase 12May15 426p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7pBK0MWQaw      were out of the car  so this is a close up pf a nodding donkey.

 At 436pm we see a diversion with a cop car. By exit 18 were back on the road,. When ive noted exit I might mean mile marker ! . We see 6 cop cars possible for a vehicle crash ?

12may15 437pm  Sheriff Howard county Texas storm chase 12May15 437p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OI7dvIXhuto   police have shut the road down , brown paper bag pete ?

12may2015 441pm  Cops shut road Texas storm chase 12May15 441p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ibtuuj2Gk6s    can see a satnav in our car . don’t think I saw it in use.

12 may 2015 442pm  Martin County sheriffs close rd Texas storm chase 12May15 442p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qn4dnxBPuIo     vehicle accident we think,

12may2015 445pm,  Military vehicle Texas storm chase 12May15 445p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHbNoCMkCGw    military vehicles being transported somewhere.

12  May 2015 451pm   Permian basin hospital enclosed nodd etc Texas storm chase 12May15 451p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlCYBtYVvII   Paul is hoping for a 6 hour storm tonight , ( we didn’t get them )

12 may 2015 456pm  Oil refinery & chemicals Texas storm chase 12May15 456p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-wJeA6ydaE    hasn’t been flowers here in 7 years which means its been wetter than usual.

12 may 2015 501pm   Fracking where G W Bush born Texas storm chase 12May15 501p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt_bKg2OG5s         https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_W._Bush  says he was born in New Haven Connecticut , eh ?

12 May 2015 504pm   Goats & pumpkin like thing Midland Texas storm chase 12May15 504p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34htH9l2c6s   

marker 137 by 506pm, thats near Midland https://earth.google.com/web/@32.00690914,-102.10131242,863.46453837a,59180.20032224d,35y,5.46424823h,0.13469053t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEwNDZwGAEgASgC

12may15 510pm   Oil tankers & equipment Texas storm chase 12May15 510p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3GgK9aHSGM     loads of tanker lorrys parked up,

12may2015 512pm  Doppler radar Midlands AFB Texas storm chase 12May15 512p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZEBySv3e28   Midland Air Force base.

Odessa is 10 miles by 515pm, Odessa has tons of oil equipment and a power station and lots of fracking equipment ready to be hired out.   https://earth.google.com/web/@31.84048695,-102.39572042,903.65374179a,30593.05459091d,35y,5.28874346h,0.1340918t,360r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEwNDZwGAEgASgC Mile 117 by 526pm,

12 may 2015 517pm   Fracking machines Texas storm chase 12May15 517p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMssPldrJsY   loads ready to be hired out .

12may15 522pm  Power Station footage Texas storm chase 12May15 522p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0VGcCQbVLY   ( 2min17 vid )   at 13 seconds Odessa Industrial Park , 36sec Ultra quip  energy equipment https://www.google.com/maps/search/Ultra+quip++energy+equipment+/@31.8462901,-102.3256778,16.5z   the power station I worked out on 30apr19 is Quail run Energy center ( Starwood ) https://earth.google.com/web/search/onterland+mfg/@31.84159915,-102.31591443,887.53658819a,552.91938677d,35y,-6.28781296h,28.56101306t,0r/data=Cj4aFAoML2cvMTFfcXAxemJrGAEgASgCIiYKJAnalvG_DvM_QBG_j7sl8dc_QBliKyYrHopZwCHwIvXbzJdZwA  

Mike asks if the chase is further south tomorrow at 1min21 “ yeah “  ! , 1min30 railway line and train, https://earth.google.com/web/search/onterland+mfg/@31.83683949,-102.33588727,877.802958a,388.49381167d,35y,-6.29856662h,28.56030626t,0r/data=Cj4aFAoML2cvMTFfcXAxemJrGAEgASgCIiYKJAnalvG_DvM_QBG_j7sl8dc_QBliKyYrHopZwCHwIvXbzJdZwA   1min41 large white and grey circular tanks  https://earth.google.com/web/search/onterland+mfg/@31.83073766,-102.33745852,880.89880197a,662.9178165d,35y,0h,0.1565961t,0r/data=Cj4aFAoML2cvMTFfcXAxemJrGAEgASgCIiYKJAnalvG_DvM_QBG_j7sl8dc_QBliKyYrHopZwCHwIvXbzJdZwA

Is possibly part of Gulf Coast waste disposal, those tanks look dodgy to me .

12 May 2015  528pm   Kermit Permian tank Texas storm chase 12May15 528p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BUV-kJx3YQ  looks quite cloudy now, Love’s petrol tanker, exit 113 says Kermit in half a mile, https://earth.google.com/web/search/onterland+mfg/@31.81483264,-102.39914061,888.3355314a,985.99862521d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCdqW8b8O8z9AEb-PuyXx1z9AGWIrJiseilnAIfAi9dvMl1nA    Permian Tank is a business name, so were at the south part of Odessa,

12may2015 530pm   Halliburton offices Odessa Texas storm chase 12May15 530p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-A-ov_ypUcE  

12 may 2015 537pm   Iron Horse Ranch Factory & Edgeofworld view Texas storm chase 12May15 537p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QIuH81qmY0       this  shows the area under construction I think https://earth.google.com/web/@31.75906735,-102.54651908,946.82176168a,0d,90y,184.58852037h,100.07003654t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFiNjM1eHB6ahgBIAEoAiIaChZIcVQyZGRsQXd3UWhMOUFLa0dTMnN3EAIseems the factory in the distance is GCC Cement supplier in Ector County Texas . at mile 103 get a great view like were dropping off the edge of the world .   https://earth.google.com/web/@31.75667743,-102.55347559,945.74744594a,3150.79623271d,35y,0h,1.56135475t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFnNnhwcnhseRgBIAEoAg   

12may15 539pm Lots of Oil nodding donkeys dessert Texas storm chase 12May15 539p

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SctOLW5fkI     this is a desert area now Paul tells us ,  we must be close to Penwell  https://earth.google.com/web/search/onterland+mfg/@31.73249267,-102.62912365,896.69739936a,28987.27490648d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCdqW8b8O8z9AEb-PuyXx1z9AGWIrJiseilnAIfAi9dvMl1nA

Halliburton the energy company is by exit 111. By 539pm we see lots of nodding donkeys ,  mechanical  piston pumps for oil wells  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pumpjack   mile 94 by 544pm, 45 miles to go for us by 8pm, mention of laura French on tour 2 for this company.

549pm were near Monahans and will go on the highway 18 south straight down to Fort Stockton https://earth.google.com/web/@31.53823271,-102.89882402,800.37208015a,61446.87312081d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMF96NWwYASABKAI   

Now were on road 18 I guess we got on it near Monahans  https://earth.google.com/web/@31.50436616,-102.92621717,792.80192999a,51126.1796074d,35y,4.99142388h,0.13452186t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEwNDZwGAEgASgC 

12may15 554pm  Guitar player by road Texas storm chase 12May15 554p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UK32ltxlQF4     man playing a green guitar begging .

12 may 2015 557pm   Compressor elements St Elmos fire Texas storm chase 12May15 557p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IOGuMvPN2g    chat about St Elmos Fire its this  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Elmo%27s_fire    were in Monahans  https://earth.google.com/web/search/onterland+mfg/@31.5947517,-102.89380839,796.81831705a,10213.57592021d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCdqW8b8O8z9AEb-PuyXx1z9AGWIrJiseilnAIfAi9dvMl1nA  Tom goes a bit mad ! , 1min44 Sandhills Vetinary clinic, shes coming out on next trip ..

Fort Stockton is now 46 miles away by 6pm, The sky is now blue,  and fluffy cloud to my left and right/ , were heading south and get to Grand Falls by 610pm, https://earth.google.com/web/@31.33966988,-102.84852863,743.87246159a,27591.70010204d,35y,4.99139282h,0.13402895t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEwNDZwGAEgASgC  population 360,

12may2015 604pm  Mirage on road Texas storm chase 12May15 604p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8CkP_rbNUc 

608pm were at Grand Falls   https://earth.google.com/web/@31.33651963,-102.85576426,738.29686881a,8595.72015025d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMF96NWwYASABKAI   

12 may 2015 609pm Military Tank Texas storm chase 12May15 609p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVztuVG_qFQ    someone has a tank parked outside their house.

12may2015 624pm   Hills & big states chat Texas Storm Chase 12may15 624p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UblYD80PqaI    Tom lived in Arkansas .

12may2015 628pm   Wind farm & hills Texas Storm Chase 12may15 628p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gYiTBl_QXw    tom lived in usa for 18months once,

12 may 2015 629pm  Cowboy riding Horse Texas Storm Chase 12may15 629p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZ4Js89QDe4   great to witness things like this as we travelled as it shows what really does go on in the USA.  Based on this being about 30 minutes from our motel id guess its somewhere near Grandfalls   https://earth.google.com/web/@31.3186122,-102.83623643,738.23982399a,29361.93468124d,35y,0h,0t,0r   

12 may 2015 638pm  Fort Stockton hills & wrecked barn Texas Storm Chase 12may15 638p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sthBB76bxUo    we get to Super 8 Motel that we stay at . Paul complains about the view from here .

at 7pm its 26c, we get to out hotel by 630pm ish  https://earth.google.com/web/@30.88922148,-102.88331661,905.57860751a,11147.05911163d,35y,4.99137397h,0.13368449t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEwNDZwGAEgASgC  were at a Super 8 Motel in Fort Stockton Texas .  https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/super-8/fort-stockton-texas/super-8-ft-stockton/overview   https://earth.google.com/web/@30.89513477,-102.91562693,932.15619786a,685.04468257d,35y,4.99136282h,0.13346534t,360r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEwNDZwGAEgASgC    3200 West Dickinson Blvd, Fort Stockton, TX, 79735 , I assume. This is the north west of Fort Stockton near the i10 road.

  We got to our rooms to unpack and in our bathroom is a large Cockroach !  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockroach   I pick it up in loo paper and flush it away, not a great  start to a new hotel.

12 May 2015 702pm  Cockroach in super8 Motel Fort Stockton Texas Storm Chase 12may15 702p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Kvs3RSb0Ec  

12 may 2015 703pm , Cockroach in Super 8 motel Fort Stockton Texas Storm Chase 12may15 703p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wb2Au_6H5mY   

My bed is gold/brown. Mads and Holly we later find out are in the room next door to us which has an ajoining door allowing us ( me and Jeremy) to open it and go into their room !

At 715pm we head off to “ Alfredos” a Mexican restaurant nearby https://earth.google.com/web/@30.89372926,-102.9029687,918.77808695a,193.67803484d,36.6753219y,-0h,0t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEwNDZwGAEgASgC  we likely drove there, its just 0.77 miles from the hotel.  Casual Mexican eatery serving burritos, tamales & other basics in a laid-back setting.   2103 W Dickinson Blvd Fort Stockton, TX 79735 USA  , https://m.facebook.com/Alfredos-Mexican-Restaurant-154289737943400/  my meal was about $12 I had a Hawaiian Burger and 1 Bud beer it was a nice meal. Holly tells me a funny story about not wanting to stay in a lodgers bed at mads house near Wembley so she drove all the way home to Somerset. , on 30april 2019 I asked this restaurant for photos of their interior to try and recall more of what it looked like inside.

841pm   Alfredo restaurant Fort Stockton Texas Storm Chase 12may15 841p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRfXH6ilowU red and green lights on outside of it ,   Ian asks who wants to go to wallys ?   https://earth.google.com/web/@30.89371265,-102.90271432,918.81542168a,85.38711043d,35y,13.41266532h,38.9426851t,-0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFnYzM0eV9jMBgCIAEoAg  

We get back to the hotel by 915pm after we drove to look for a suitable place to take lightning photos from later tonight ( we drove up some dirt track up a bit of a hill I seem to recall, to try find a good vantage point of the area ) . I put trousers and walking boots on incase of bugs late at night. Its cold now. On tv I see bit of some Dennis Quaid scifi film G.I. Joe , it must have been this 2009 film  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1046173/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_32   The girls went to Walmart to get beers etc, theres no room for me in the car so ill make do with 4 beers ive got left.

#iamrich on a Miller advert. Jeremy falls asleep by 1015pm, I enjoy a beer in my room. Cloud 9 tours ( a rival storm chasing company) were in a restaurant we went too I think I was told. On tv news an Amtrak train has derailed in Philadelphia injuring 50 + people. I guess I got up to find out whats going on as weve had no info from tour staff , I end up im Mads and Hollys room then Steve and Mike & Elise also pile in so we sit around drinking having fun, im told Mads snogged someone ill say no more ( not me ! ) . we stayed up until about 2am, ( later I guess next day found out the lightning storm we expected hadn’t come close to us hence why we hadn’t gone to photo/film it last night but I wasn’t impressed no one running this Tour  came to update us so we would know we could go to sleep ) .

Holiday day 6 which is Tour day 5 for everyone was Wednesday 13 May 2015, Were in Super 8 Motel Fort Stockton not far from Mexico ! itll be another big drive north again.

https://earth.google.com/web/@30.9285299,-102.96483136,941.09898034a,200535.58606077d,35y,0.00000029h,3.61210334t,0.00000084r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXRoa3Myd3cYASABKAI

 I got up at 815am, had a shower etc, I got breakfast  of 3 round sausage things, 1x toast and jam, apple juice and coffee. Mike and Steve and other left as we got there ( Jeremy with me I guess) . Paul says Dutch storm chasers are in our hotel.

919am   Bird in Fort Stockton Texas Storm Chase 13May15 919a https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUj88iIEsZM  

1015am  Bird & motel in Fort Stockton Texas Storm Chase 13May15 1015a https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi7-FaJf8SE  

1015am were due to leave , looks like itll be another big drive north again. We are about 40 miles from Mexico , I didn’t walk to Walmart just up the road from us ( I guess some in our tour did ? ) https://earth.google.com/web/@30.89526982,-102.91129376,927.1010606a,929.75818036d,35y,-0h,3.50247024t,0r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXRoa3Myd3cYASABKAI  I look at Maps.  22.59 gallons of fuel costs $56 to fill our car. Find out our driver i Tom works in  Kendall a housing association repairs man.  https://www.google.com/maps/place/Kendal,+UK/@54.2730111,-2.8531381,10z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x487c88d357817da5:0x7b507b09fc3cac7e!8m2!3d54.328006!4d-2.74629  Alpine Texas is 64 miles away from the Walmart we got fuel at https://earth.google.com/web/@30.42283527,-103.71605174,1359.07392209a,80423.45434905d,35y,0.11247759h,8.97067046t,-0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMF95dngYAiABKAI    that’s south west of Fort Stockton .

 I think when we got fuel I went in the Walmart gas station shop to get drinks etc and the lady on the till asked me if I wanted to contribute to some local school or something like that so I said no !  $2.97 Orange juice and some Lays original crisps. Walmart 1700 W Dickinson Blvd, Fort Stockton texas 79735 left at 1035am. , on 19 April 2019 that address is a store called Bealls https://earth.google.com/web/@30.89510449,-102.89629827,911.96141867a,509.32718967d,35y,1.58681616h,2.77761316t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFidzQyNWg2ZhgBIAEoAg 

Were on the 285 North rd by 1050am,  https://earth.google.com/web/@30.91580356,-102.9496783,905.12113629a,17472.43438989d,35y,0.00485457h,8.8835016t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMF95dngYASABKAI  I saw a black Turkey , then a Cacti with yellow flowers ,

1027am  Birds red etc in Fort Stockton Texas Storm Chase 13May15 1027a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1_HKJQyzaw   pinkish red bird etc, just before we go to get fuel.

1030am    Drive in & Walmart petrol Fort Stockton Texas Storm Chase 13May15 1030a    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7639hGqZzT0      im with Tom going to get fuel.

1030am   Antique Pumping vehicle thing Fort Stockton Texas Storm Chase 13May15 1030a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tyx_LztdslA 

1053am  Convection Clouds new hotels Fort Stockton Texas storm chase 13May15 1053a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mocbXNQySoU  new hotel being built at 30sec , McDonalds sign being worked on,

1115am    scrub cell phone mast Little Mexico Fort Stockton Texas storm chase holiday 13 May 2015 1115a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL7kw33gKek  ( 1min18 vid ) very flat land around here,  https://earth.google.com/web/@30.92369484,-102.88343472,895.64873581a,6394.0410487d,35y,0.16970117h,30.71668732t,0r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMDRiejNidBgCIAEoAg  

The dry line of weather is 70 miles ahead of us. Grand Falls is 4 miles away by 1117am.  https://earth.google.com/web/@31.33728652,-102.84325243,744.27818476a,20810.32613809d,35y,0.0048548h,8.88812475t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMF95dngYASABKAI  

1118am  Dry Line in distance houses Fort Stockton Texas storm chase 13May15 1118a   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIidmxxQsXo  

1121am Wrecked town etc Grand Falls Texas storm chase 13May15 1121a https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovRJL5JEedY  ( 2min37 vid ) wrecked cars at 14sec, Cactus at 38sec, post office at 45sec, so were here on the 18 rd , https://earth.google.com/web/@31.34138475,-102.85449652,744.54748535a,0d,60.43226352y,278.13419395h,95.70278684t,0r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMDRiejNidBgBIAEoAiIaChZHYnp0VVVNT0o2ZmZYMlFoNGQ4TjNREAIso

1min58 nodding donkeys, 2min29 more wrecked cars,

 were doing 85mph now, Monahans is 8 miles away by 1128am, so were heading north up road 18  https://earth.google.com/web/@31.58207008,-102.89811971,811.30594912a,31386.43605477d,35y,0.00485561h,8.90277083t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMF95dngYASABKAI

1133am Southwest sandhills rusty tanker phone repair etc Texas storm chase 13May15 1133a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRpLY9ichz0  

1135am we pass Monahans

 Ector county line by 1142am, Odessa is 23miles away by 1144am, https://earth.google.com/web/@31.72644822,-102.57548562,904.75771361a,58629.83580225d,35y,0.0048593h,0t,0r  so we must be heading northeast up i20 .

1149am   Metal scap yard etc Texas storm chase 13May15 1149a   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slx6RYPDXNU    talk about our flights,

1156am  Sports stand meteor crater sign & Shelby car Texas storm chase 13May15 1156a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gey1A6emwg  green Shelby car in this video . Elise in car with me .

1158am we can see Odessa

1217pm Odessa Petrolium business drilling airport etc Texas storm chase 13May15 1217p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qG5JfuKB9xU 

1221pm  Flooding & Oil storage Texas storm chase 13May15 1221p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSlTDYO0w5c    ( 3mins07 vid ) trucks drive through water, 1min11 weird building, 1min36 huge white circular storage tanks, 2mins35 Arnold oil Company truck,

1222pm   Crane used as sign Texas storm chase 13May15 1222p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95NS5d4hKhs   

1226pm  fluffy clouds & Impact business Texas storm chase 13May15 1226p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5pPKYqRaMc  

1230pm Stanton i20 tall plant Texas storm chase 13May15 1230p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8k2Azi7jhQ 

1233pm   Jeep hung off crane & traffic i20 Texas Storm chase 13May15 1233p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amSjL8fP9uI   fracking or drilling equipment by side of road.

Mile 159 by 1234pm, past Stanton now,  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.150211,-101.76961897,824.37580057a,26342.94889983d,35y,0.00050238h,5.45686258t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEwNjFuGAIgASgC    in 4 miles well go on 87 south by 1246pm ,  a road that goes south from Big Spring https://earth.google.com/web/@32.16288815,-101.54449538,759.52285524a,46528.33427423d,35y,0.00050243h,5.47405297t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEwNjFuGAIgASgC  

1239pm Fluffy clouds & i20 traffic Texas Storm chase 13May15 1239p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqG2sPiXaAg     only fools and horses music on in the car !

1246pm  Clouds bubble up Texas Storm chase 13May15 1246p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTRenf-dzd8  

1254pm   Cacti severe storm radar & doll museum Big Spring Texas Storm chase 13May15 1254p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xEeGZ9z-_s    Dairy queen isn’t just ice cream ! , pawn shop, clouds beginning to explode , museum of dolls, Howard County  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.30561321,-101.37759403,803.4276761a,80220.71376856d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMG1yYmMYAiABKAI   storms are near Big Spring , 2min40 cacti, 3mins08 Prosperity bank , 3mins32 looks like old wagon wheels, 3mins42 KFC, 4mins30 Wendys hamburgers, 4mins40 new building being built for taco bell, Walmart closing down ( I heard some staff went on strike for higher wages ) so this is Big Spring   https://earth.google.com/web/@32.23165391,-101.47173419,787.43599341a,1841.36922752d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEwNDFmGAEgASgC   and were on highway 87

We stop and have lunch at an all you can eat Pizza Hut which cost $10 ish, were there till 140pm, its like a buffet where you go and help yourself to the different slices of pizza etc .I remember the plates of food kept running out & we had to wait for them to put more stuff out.   My receipt says table a2 adult buffet $6 medium soft drink $2 sales tax 66cents, I paid at 124pm,  I didn’t like having to leave our car full of our suitcases stacked up high in the boot incase someone broke into the car. ( just one of my worries on the trip )   Heres a video of the Pizza Hut location https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFmwU7iYMXw        https://locations.pizzahut.com/     used that to work out it was here  : 2601 Gregg St.Big Spring, TX 79720 , see  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.22788309,-101.46978985,778.32867432a,0d,31.25570788y,187.553388h,90.30484607t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEwNjFuGAEgASgCIhoKFm9QbERWNkYwMGNwdm5tNTFpYnRWdEEQAg

 

137pm Slabs of rock & Pizza hut Texas Storm chase 13May15 137p Big Spring Texas  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFmwU7iYMXw 

144pm Urgent care & wrecked home Texas Storm chase 13May15 144p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AGwRQgWanQ  

 

152pm  Nice Flower and MD issued Big Spring Texas Storm chase 13May15 152p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-sbzQmu8T8 ( 6min35 video) Auto Zone, Casa Blanca by 1min33, orange flowers, Dairy queen at 1min40, so were on the 87 rd about to get to the i20 https://earth.google.com/web/search/motel+6/@32.26202043,-101.4890442,761.97678246a,0d,60y,257.84586978h,99.27103171t,0r/data=Cn0aUxJLCiUweDg2ZTM3OTIzNDdkZmU0ZGQ6MHhiOWJiNzEyNjdiNWEwZjk0GcYYWMfxL0BAIVG8ytqmDlrAKhBNb3RlbCA2IENhcmxzYmFkGAEgASgCIiYKJAldw5sCkyBAQBGazDvfjB9AQBnuGYchEl5ZwCHZMxg5RV9ZwCIaChZCWGtYS3o5LXRZRnd6OFJvN3JzM3R3EAI Stripes Gas station 1min49, TA Unleaded 2.39.9 diesel 2.81.9 at 2mins06, Motel 6 at 2mins17, exit 178 of a road at 2mins24 if that the i20 that’s here https://earth.google.com/web/search/motel+6/@32.26569974,-101.48095073,760.41563376a,844.74367301d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=Cn0aUxJLCiUweDg2ZTM3OTIzNDdkZmU0ZGQ6MHhiOWJiNzEyNjdiNWEwZjk0GcYYWMfxL0BAIVG8ytqmDlrAKhBNb3RlbCA2IENhcmxzYmFkGAEgASgCIiYKJAldw5sCkyBAQBGazDvfjB9AQBnuGYchEl5ZwCHZMxg5RV9ZwA

3min213 clouds bubbling up, 3min35 lots of little wooden sheds, 4mins53 brief look at the MD on the laptop https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesoscale_discussion     5mins30 lots of metal chimneys of some factory, on 1may19 I worked out this is Delek South Side sub Oil refinery in Howard County Texas, Knots are https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knot_(unit)    Proud to be part of Howard County 80th Anniversary The Big Spring refinery 1929 to 2009 painted on the side of a huge storage tank at 6mins05, kind of looks like the tank behind it is damaged / even on fire ! , https://earth.google.com/web/search/motel+6/@32.26934038,-101.4094001,751.40275562a,1161.74481198d,35y,24.0061738h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCV3DmwKTIEBAEZrMO9-MH0BAGe4ZhyESXlnAIdkzGDlFX1nA   6mins10 FedEx lorry with different colour logo to what im used to seeing,

 

 

154pm Scooby Doo van 30k ft cloud Texas Storm chase 13May15 154p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1h4xGe5InY 

So we had lunch in Big Spring near some hills with huge rocks about to fall down.  Were on exit 190 by 158pm,

157pm Coahoma cloud https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxpCejaSTDg

202pm Dance music song to id & cloud Texas Storm chase 13May15 202p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djXUF8woTFw 

203pm    Dance music song to id & rocky bluffs Texas Storm chase 13May15 203p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X4ecjkSYMA    what is this music ?

Past Coahoma on the i20 rd going north east https://earth.google.com/web/@32.28446509,-101.35482376,738.0269222a,27925.60586946d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEwNjFuGAEgASgC   , by 208pm there’s a bit of rain under Mammatus clouds  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mammatus_cloud   ( bubbly clouds)  ,

207pm  Mammatus clouds & storm cells Texas Storm chase 13May15 207p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zys9dJfGbu8  ( 1min28 vid )  bubbly droopy clouds, 30sec see laptop storms , worth looking at this video.

215pm  Mammatus clouds & C-130 plane nice sky Texas Storm chase 13May15 215p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uab5TvB_bWg  

216pm   Turkey towers cloud Colorado city Texas Storm chase 13May15 216p    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GD609gCRHM   

Colorado City Texas  by 217pm https://earth.google.com/web/@32.382341,-100.85256044,635.14932195a,44041.16499986d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEwNjFuGAEgASgC  we see Turkey tower clouds https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumulus_congestus_cloud     , exit 223 by 221pm 13may2015. 

228pm Loraine a poor town https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEyR09ElaGU  ( 3min13 vid ) a few times on the trip Paul would say places we drove through were dumps and id joke “ don’t you want to move here “ im not sure he got that I was being sarcastic  ! , see some wrecked houses, 35sec junk store ? , Gas Card at 51sec, puts us here on the 20 road W Pacific Ave https://earth.google.com/web/search/motel+6/@32.41069663,-100.71427289,695.57053964a,0d,60y,35.40256864h,101.40197638t,0r/data=CigiJgokCV3DmwKTIEBAEZrMO9-MH0BAGe4ZhyESXlnAIdkzGDlFX1nAIhoKFjg5b0pCbWtkMDc4RlRpZlN2R2c5QUEQAg   so were close to the i20 in the northern part of Loraine, 1min05 Preston Dry Goods, 1min15 we turn south onto the 644 rd   https://earth.google.com/web/search/motel+6/@32.41119201,-100.71216119,695.97303757a,0d,90y,146.88717975h,76.46284539t,0r/data=CigiJgokCV3DmwKTIEBAEZrMO9-MH0BAGe4ZhyESXlnAIdkzGDlFX1nAIhoKFkp0c2ZGSzFiZ3ZLUGxndTlXY0lnZlEQAg    1min24 Loraine senior center, 1min49 kids park, 2min39 we pass an American football sports field   https://earth.google.com/web/search/motel+6/@32.40154951,-100.71427709,717.68137567a,325.82640394d,35.01464208y,0h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCV3DmwKTIEBAEZrMO9-MH0BAGe4ZhyESXlnAIdkzGDlFX1nA   ray Preston Field Loraine bulldog baseball field by 3min06 we stop here, https://earth.google.com/web/search/motel+6/@32.4002083,-100.7174313,720.8894043a,0d,90y,249.16493821h,83.50228589t,0r/data=CigiJgokCV3DmwKTIEBAEZrMO9-MH0BAGe4ZhyESXlnAIdkzGDlFX1nAIhoKFl93X0NGRFhjMTNKNzNmbXlHUUxuX0EQAg   

We stop at Loraine Texas ( population 6560  until 243pm.  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.41009626,-100.71455021,693.34003042a,5174.60153658d,35y,-0h,0t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEwNmxmGAIgASgC    this was a beautiful location near a Cemetary just perfect for a movie scene in a western, I make the epic mistake of trying to pick some beautiful Cactus flowers  near by but ended up with loads of small thorns in my right fingers. ( for months after this trip I had messed up areas on my knuckles where I guess my body was trying to deal with the thorns that went into my skin or any poison they give off. Never and I mean never try and pick Cactus flowers in Texas !  .

232pm  Bird Cacti Cemetary & Lone Wolf Mountain Texas Storm chase 13May15 232p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXGMqXAyB5k  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.47154098,-100.74712185,749.89756501a,4580.31045944d,35y,-7.78905947h,44.99800247t,0r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXRkY2d0cXQYAiABKAI 

235pm  Cacti close up flowers Loraine Texas Storm chase 13May15 235p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRrua_T3nZY  months of pain and irritation because I wanted one of those flowers !

241pm   Cemetary & Lone Wolf Mountain Texas Storm chase 13May15 241p    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nCSoUW-eaI  

 were at exit 236 by 245pm ish, on highway 70 south, 239 exit by 255pm, near Sweetwater exit/mile 244 by 304pm we get onto the 70 road going south https://earth.google.com/web/@32.40807066,-100.40719244,650.99253862a,25699.00176298d,35y,0.00000003h,1.76836977t,0r  then we go west on the 608 road and Maryneal is 10 miles away  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.28662548,-100.39563792,786.86965902a,21198.23534118d,35y,0.00000001h,1.76712572t,0r   I think this is an area we stopped at and Elise started looking at / picking flowers. There was almost a Tornado . we were going to this area to try and see hail ( which Paul has experienced many times hail the size of baseballs which has wrecked hire cars he used before )     do a Youtube search for Maryneal 13may15  and my videos are at the top of the results .. 

246pm big bird in Loraine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XqtU36kUes ( 3min42 vid ) Loraine sign on tall thin white tower, church at 48sec, 1min17 were back at preston drygoods store, so were going north  https://earth.google.com/web/search/motel+6/@32.41119201,-100.71216119,695.97302922a,0d,79.59892805y,329.34210321h,92.97530647t,0r/data=CigiJgokCV3DmwKTIEBAEZrMO9-MH0BAGe4ZhyESXlnAIdkzGDlFX1nAIhoKFkp0c2ZGSzFiZ3ZLUGxndTlXY0lnZlEQAg  1min37 over rail line, 2min15 we do a u turn here https://earth.google.com/web/search/motel+6/@32.41450579,-100.71320239,688.24529188a,158.06363697d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCV3DmwKTIEBAEZrMO9-MH0BAGe4ZhyESXlnAIdkzGDlFX1nA   Yellow trains 8194 and 8635, , 2min48  https://earth.google.com/web/search/motel+6/@32.41114662,-100.71218222,696.06889529a,0d,59.30658425y,62.77325059h,94.64713096t,0r/data=CigiJgokCV3DmwKTIEBAEZrMO9-MH0BAGe4ZhyESXlnAIdkzGDlFX1nAIhoKFkFBOWFMcHlENkxUSWhYQVNub1QwdkEQAg   we now go east on the 20 rd   https://earth.google.com/web/search/motel+6/@32.41153974,-100.71119231,692.62314986a,204.95557095d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCV3DmwKTIEBAEZrMO9-MH0BAGe4ZhyESXlnAIdkzGDlFX1nA  we are the storm killers ,

248pm  storm cloud and windfarm Loraine Texas Storm chase holiday 13 May 2015 248p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QFSCOpJx8Q 

254pm Plowboys Roscoe high school Texas Storm chase 13May15 254p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kT_bdQv1iVA 

303pm Edge of World view Sweetwater Texas storm chase https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxqHbH_eTNQ

306pm Music track to id & Cow Texas Storm chase 13May15 306p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKe_q3vw3lE 

309pm huge wind farm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs8sTyAQopI 

315pm  Wild flowers & insect Maryneal Texas Storm chase 13May15 315p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBSBrQt12xA   unknown yellow and black insect, were out of the cars. Were 10 miles from Maryneal   https://earth.google.com/web/@32.2540629,-100.44934125,778.06556949a,34715.48100601d,35y,-0.00000003h,4.83068928t,0r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMDRidzhnehgCIAEoAg  

318pm storm clouds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgfEgpeXSOQ

321pm flowers  and thunder  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHpGyn83950

323pm  Eagle footage Maryneal Texas Storm chase 13May15 323p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iv7r7awuoM   nice close up of it.

326pm unknown bird https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hub97xYWY2I 

328pm large butterfly and storm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLJcisenB3o    10 miles to Maryneal and 27 miles to rosco could put us near Blackwell  https://earth.google.com/web/search/motel+6/@32.15558642,-100.42242806,713.70312829a,36325.35181487d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCV3DmwKTIEBAEZrMO9-MH0BAGe4ZhyESXlnAIdkzGDlFX1nA   bird at 1min08, weve not seen any lightning yet or hail,

332pm Salinium flowers  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9yBiEU5QHc

 eagle at 336pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2q3OvskTFo  Eagle flying Maryneal Texas Storm chase 13May15 336p

351pm its raining which is killing the storm   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ax_YvuGMYvI    we were 16 miles from Blackwell. We move on at 350pm ish.

402pm Lightning @1min bird pylon etc Texas Storm chase 13May15 402p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nds12sTA6d4  ,  This is when we were looking down over a valley, I liked this location .

 

407pm  Storm House & bird Texas Storm chase 13May15 407p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTFwIDrkEn4   were near power lines , Ian has a 4k Camera,  This is when we were looking down over a valley, I liked this location .

410pm Mads is trying to photo lightning at this location

413pm   Dark cloud lightning @1min43 & thunder Texas Storm chase 13May15 413p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfEZn21zXNs 

421pm  Pylon & thunder Texas Storm chase 13May15 421p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EAyzYXJBy4    I really like this location where we were looking down on a valley

 

434pm Supercell storm Almost Tornado lightning & thunder Texas Storm chase 13May15 434p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0klZoZ5oosE   I really like this location where we were looking down on a valley

435pm  Super cell storm rotating almost tornado Texas Storm chase 13May15 435p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qk1TxyMb-xI  

441pm  Severe storm almost Tornado Colorado city Texas storm chase 13May15 441p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1635trEHP6Q   rotation on pc , we are driving again now, 16seconds map on pc shows we maybe near Nolan  https://earth.google.com/web/search/motel+6/@32.27755786,-100.16332668,752.48256924a,93402.95152478d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCV3DmwKTIEBAEZrMO9-MH0BAGe4ZhyESXlnAIdkzGDlFX1nA  1min52 Paul says were 4 miles from Blackwell   https://earth.google.com/web/search/motel+6/@32.09128542,-100.3282115,647.09594425a,20828.91420194d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCV3DmwKTIEBAEZrMO9-MH0BAGe4ZhyESXlnAIdkzGDlFX1nA  2mins05 see other Storm Chaser with Roger Hill who was in the restaurant we went to last night , http://www.silverliningtours.com/about-us/   In January 2015 the Guinness Book of World Records recognized Roger Hill as the person who has seen the most tornadoes by anyone in the history of mankind. 

 

444pm almost tornado Colorado city https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65m6wWjlobc ( 13sec vid) we stop the car.

445pm Severe storm almost Tornado Colorado city Texas storm chase 13May15 445p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdl3StYV7OM near green metal storage tank. Good place . ( 18sec vid )

509pm Supercell storm almost Tornado Blackwell Texas storm chase 13May15 509p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lGsmsyRwHA   this was near poison gas tanks ! another exciting location I really liked this spot . ( 23min16 video ) 2min39 John h Shaida R.Q. Spense lease 160 Acres , used Google to find http://www.texas-drilling.com/nolan-county/leases/spence-r-q/031833   on 1may2019 , that is here off the 70 rd   https://earth.google.com/web/search/motel+6/@32.12231683,-100.32311335,647.16625613a,1853.77777254d,36.62842316y,0h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCV3DmwKTIEBAEZrMO9-MH0BAGe4ZhyESXlnAIdkzGDlFX1nA    so ive worked out we were up the 239 rd just off the 70 rd https://earth.google.com/web/search/motel+6/@32.118593,-100.32260673,664.37537372a,539.53863417d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCV3DmwKTIEBAEZrMO9-MH0BAGe4ZhyESXlnAIdkzGDlFX1nA     cant believe ive managed to find this spot ! found it on 1may2019  so were about 2.1 miles north of Blackwell. By 10mins Lightning , 13min49 exactly as I point where its coming from, 14min26 amazing lightning ive managed to pause the video at the exact correct point and used windows snipping tool to get an awesome photo. Its hard to pause the video at the exact right place, I took me about a dozen goes but if you can pause it at the right place its amazing like an octopus.

510pm  by gas tanks thunder near Blackwell Texas storm chasing holiday 13 May 2015 510p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2cLGxSDq7k   ( 29sec vid) were about to get in our cars due to rain .

Were about to get into the cars as its about to rain here . by the green metal tank,

516pm its raining as we drive in Blackwell road 1170 , I see a coach in someones drive with metal luggage rack on roof, https://earth.google.com/web/@32.09643382,-100.33222472,639.19817196a,9077.45227554d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEwNDFmGAEgASgC    were here as I see the white cylinder with Blackwell written on it   https://earth.google.com/web/@32.08818175,-100.31620366,654.94979784a,0d,26.67666529y,55.44944536h,92.09034713t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEwNDFmGAEgASgCIhoKFno3YTF0WDY2bzUyQW55R2NsLXZNbGcQAg

521pm   Supercell and trees Blackwell Texas storm chasing holiday 13 May 2015 521p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48z9KdLvs4w  ( 48sec )   were driving mesacyclone ,

534pm  Tornado warned supercell Blackwell Texas 13May15 534p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnfOD9M7huY    ( 8min14 vid ) https://earth.google.com/web/@32.09752536,-100.31684399,634.1330443a,37298.66561808d,35y,-0.00000008h,1.77157568t,0r    were driving about  6 miles north of Blackwell , https://earth.google.com/web/@32.18120027,-100.31814326,685.5508844a,6851.46154105d,35y,0h,0t,0r   the storms going straight for Abiline, it might be rain wrapped , 1min15 we will go left in half a mile, what were chasing is now one big Supercell, 3mins33 Paul says we will stop in 7 or 8 mins, 3mins40 we get a Tornado warning sound and message on phone in car says take shelter now ! , 4min19 show the Tornado risk area is between Robert lee and Sweetwater https://www.google.com/maps/place/Robert+Lee,+TX+76945,+USA/@32.0579026,-100.7729058,10.25z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x8657d2e1db805df1:0x541b4cdcb653e790!8m2!3d31.8923657!4d-100.4848211      so maybe were going up the 277 road  https://www.google.com/maps/place/Robert+Lee,+TX+76945,+USA/@32.2488894,-100.1976118,11.25z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x8657d2e1db805df1:0x541b4cdcb653e790!8m2!3d31.8923657!4d-100.4848211   5mins12 Paul is happy ive brought a Map that’s helping us. 5mins35 were 33 miles from Abiline so that could put us near Happy Valley   https://earth.google.com/web/@32.24746005,-100.06682126,744.72199855a,78438.81102959d,35y,0h,0t,0r   5mins56 I point at Buffalo gap om my map im either showing were on the 277 rd or the 89 rd, https://earth.google.com/web/@32.31724812,-99.85514193,606.79531638a,23232.89925763d,35y,0h,0t,0r    were on the 277 road ,

538pm Funnel cloud Silver lining tours etc Texas 13May15 538p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFVphQO1FWc  ( 1min53 vid ) were going to stop soon, 58seconds see Silver lining tour vehicles stopped at side of rd., 1min45 lightning, we stop looking towards a wind farm,

547pm Supercell by windfarm almost a Tornado https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV7kb9CBYAA  ( 8mins30 vid ) watch this video   this was really exciting location it really looked like something big was about to happen, I walked down the side of the road here only about 20-30 metres from the cars with my tripod up with camcorder on, when they decided to move location I heard Steve swear and say something to the effect of leave me and go ! ( I wasn’t supposed to hear that but I did ) all because what I was costing them 20 seconds to get back to the car . I would have stayed filming here happily for much longer. I just never understood why we drove so far to find a decent place only to move 10 mins later .. I just wanted to film, at the start of the video you can hear Paul explain what were looking at ,

550pm  Supercell on pc rd89 Texas 13May15 550p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tEivTmn7vQ 

553pm smoked brisket chicken and ribs food place we pass,   Smoked Brisket Chicken & wings Texas storm chasing holiday 13 May 2015 553p Jeremy  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCqsclh-09U 

559pm Abiline state park trying to get a position for a supercell etc. Buffalo Gap by 603pm,

606pm  Buffalo Gap 38mph storm chase Texas 13May15 606p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjZdsgJyuZE 

613pm  great vid146c3 Epic Lightning & Thunder storm chase Texas 13May15 613p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoBS0c8vkkQ   this is the video where you can hear Steve shitting himself after a very close lightning hit, he ran into the car and had a panic attack .

617pm  Storm has turned into a HP beast , lots of other storm chasers somewhere near to us,   hp beast Steve needs new pants storm chase holiday Texas 13 May 2015 617p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXt08jlECt4 

620pm head to a petrol station Tuscola storm chase  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JFETa_0Zwo 

630pm Heavy rain & hail we escape storm chase Texas 13May15 630p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDZolA7u-4w   this is dangerous driving conditions !!

637pm Silver linings tours red bark creek storm chase Texas 13May15 637p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxaKCn56hHg 

638pm Silver linings tours vans buffalo creek storm chase Texas 13May15 638p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTJg0Mit6M8 

639pm we stop the car to get out and look.  We stop to look at whats happening storm chase holiday Texas 13 May 2015 639p

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzoP6N1A1IQ   quite an interesting clip.

647pm good vid153c3 Storm lightning & updrafts storm chase Texas 13May15 647p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhddbciCdWI 

649pm vid154c3 Dark storm loud thunder funny storm chase Texas 13May15 649p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlEqoY_8Fw4 

651pm Tornado warning & bird by storm storm chase Texas 13May15 651p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp4JhLpQxbI  

654pm we reach the Coleman county line, its quite dark under all the storm clouds, we maybe on the 67 rd going east. https://earth.google.com/web/@32.08818175,-100.31620366,654.94979784a,0d,26.67666529y,55.44944536h,92.09034713t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEwNDFmGAEgASgCIhoKFno3YTF0WDY2bzUyQW55R2NsLXZNbGcQAgso

659pm  Lightning @19sec storm chase Texas 13may15 659p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3_qYQ4B8No 

659pm Coleman Texas 13May15 storm chase 659p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaJBaa6RnJ8  

Lightning to 653pm down a country road. By 708pm were on the left side of a road, we took lightning photos and Cactus as the storm is dying , were on road 84 going to Coleman for food.  https://earth.google.com/web/@31.81068343,-99.41049811,507.99531336a,34078.65106096d,35y,-0.00000007h,1.77068593t,360r  ( don’t know if the Coleman torches are named after this place )

704pm Cactus Flowers & storm chase Texas 13may15 704p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUFC27XsdhM 

706pm   360degree storm as we leave road Thunder lightning storm chase Texas 13 may 2015 706p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTv5V9JMAhM    S

 Rough creek at 712pm, we have a 5min stop till 730pm, I Filmed Swallow birds flying about low over a grassy garden.

725pm  storm rain Halls Custom processing storm chase Coleman Texas 13may15 725p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRHTm6tqLN0  

726pm Martin bird storm chase Coleman Texas 13may15 726p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oLyphgNo98 

729pm Martin bird storm chase Coleman Texas 13may15 729p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_96Q-g3GUAc

729pm  Martin bird catches insects storm chase Coleman Texas 13may15 729p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W47CpVNWDc4

Then were on the 84 road heading for Coleman.

734pm Car parts & Best Western Inn storm chase Coleman Texas 13may15 734p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wgvoe-fVoac  

807pm   Elise is looking up food places for us to go eat at  as we drive through Coleman , champions car wash, subway, police car, church , Williams uniroyal ( garage) O’Reilly Auto Parts so were on the 206 rd going south  https://earth.google.com/web/@31.81283163,-99.42218236,521.89800334a,1049.3773071d,35y,-0.00000001h,0.52336042t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFmNWQ0eXdybhgCIAEoAg    we turn in a Dollar general .

807pm  drive though town of Coleman Texas after storm chase holiday 13 May 2015 807p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kTTKLQNB-k   

We book into a Best Western hotel just a quick 5 mins to drop off our bags then we go out for food , the town is half dead.  https://www.yelp.com/map/best-western-coleman-inn-coleman-4  I found a business card I picked up where we stayed it says ken and Sanita Bhakta managers of Best Western Coleman Inn, 1401 hwy. 84 Bypass, Coleman, Texas 76834,   so that’s here  https://earth.google.com/web/@31.84376245,-99.42480139,516.78332029a,509.62548537d,35y,0h,1.76140796t,0r   dropping into street view on that im sure this is the place I filmed the Bat crawling around on the ground and up the door of one room here in the morning ! This is just west of the Coleman Municipal Airport.

816pm Coleman is ghost town storm chase Texas 13may15 816p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL3o9VzbtTU  were looking for food

818pm Church sign re Government regulations storm chase Coleman Texas 13may15 818p 

We went to a Mexican restaurant  I had an 8 ounce steak that was nice, $11.59 it cost plus $1.59 for a diet coke and 99cents for something else. Then we drove to a cheep beer place I got some Redds Apple ale x6 or 8  that was about $10 and a Texas cap that cost $10  then back to the Hotel. We watched the movie called Entrapment with Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta Jones   https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0137494/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1  

1144pm Weather channel tv storm chase Coleman Texas 13may15 1144p

Thursday 14 May 2015 is day Tour day 6 for tour 1 and the 7th day of my holiday.  Brief summary :   Best Western Coleman Inn, we need to get 800 miles north for Friday ,   Bat on ground AM,  Lunch at  Big Apple deli  Snyder Texas   , 

 I get up at 815am and have a shower. 905am I get breakfast which is a waffle made into the shape of Texas with syrup ( we pour the mixture into the machine no staff do this for you ) and some apple juice. I talk to Tom, the plan then was to go to  lovell , I didn’t know where this was / where he meant so looked in my map book , Lovell is just north of Oklahoma city if that’s the place he means.   https://earth.google.com/web/@36.02286268,-97.67478315,329.30985788a,113691.22615658d,35y,0.00031601h,10.24940938t,-0r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMDRiaHpicRgCIAEoAg      not far from Valero  https://earth.google.com/web/@36.05347237,-97.64436794,302.66887136a,25477.19695805d,35y,-6.16623398h,29.54729145t,0r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMDRiaHpicRgCIAEoAg  plan is to stop there for lunch. Theres a slight risk of action today but we need to get 800 miles north for Friday when big storms are predicted. Had the air con off in room last night as it was noisy. Bed was ok but the pillows were too big for me. I woke at 6am ish and didn’t get back to sleep. I filmed a black bird ( crow) by the hotel. I found a penny last night in the parking lot which may be good luck. See something about diggers on National geographic tv. Laser spine institute back surgery tv advert. Guthrie Texas had a Tornado yesterday . https://earth.google.com/web/@33.65007867,-100.33469339,563.46095083a,167699.08818847d,35y,4.31208221h,15.0304302t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDQ0aDh4GAIgASgC that’s about 96 miles north of Maryneal where we were. On May 4 Big Spring Texas had a Tornado. Lake City Iowa on Sunday had a storm tear a farm apart, we watch the Weather channel – weather center live. They say South Dakota risk 4, Kansas risk 5 , central and eatern Oklahoma risk 4.

Outside the Hotel I see a Bat on the ground struggling to get back into the air I guess. Holly looses a flip flop trying to get away from it . One of the hotel maids screams and shouts I gotta get the manager lol , she didn’t know what to do it was funny.

926am  Bird & best western Inn storm chase Coleman Texas 14may15 926a   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxWdZnU-LBM    nice turquioise paint on our Motel,

929am   Bird calls storm chase Coleman Texas 14may15 929a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wJyghQXs_0  this is filmed from the Motel.

933am Road building vehicles on truck Coleman texas storm chase 14May15 933a https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO-CiYWvAaU   filmed from hotel

 

957am   Best Western inn info & tv channels Coleman Texas storm chase 14May15 957a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSjAVM0vx8M  the hotel even explains its Severe weather procedures,

 1056am   my room Best Western Coleman Texas storm chase holiday 14 May 2015 1056a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlxa5ua4yHg 

1106pm  Bat lands on ground Best Western Coleman Texas storm chase 14 May 2015 1106a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbA2fbJZPsE 

1109am  Live Bat on ground Coleman Texas storm chase 14May15 1109a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI6QylmhIb4 

1116am  Live Bat on ground & Holly Coleman Texas storm chase 14May15 1116a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpfVBf2dohI 

1119am    Live Bat climbs wall Coleman Texas storm chase 14May15 1119a   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFcoZqVQC7w     crazy when it moves

1121am   2 military planes Coleman Texas storm chase 14May15 1121a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v5hRpmWvBY 

We head for Lubbock Texas  panhandles  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Panhandle   theyre booking a hotel in Woodward Oklahoma as we wait to set off by 1145am,  we set off driving at 1156am . Were heading north on the 84 road.  From Coleman https://earth.google.com/web/@31.88851576,-99.45494314,540.81005381a,33937.52358556d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMF9fNWYYAiABKAI  now we head for Snyder Texas that’s 107miles in a straight line ( I didn’t know that at the time, we were never told distances we would be doing ) . 

Lawn Texas is 29 miles away at 1158am, https://earth.google.com/web/@32.13221031,-99.75371219,586.16235296a,40434.04819095d,35y,0h,0t,0r    co rd 482 by 1210pm, Taylor county line at 1246pm , its 80f today.

1214pm  Goods Train is empty Coleman Texas storm chase 14 May 2015 1214p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sl86S9NC1Jk  

1219pm  Lawn 24miles to Abilene Texas storm chase 14May15 1219p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A35Z5bEowCM  

1220pm we pass Jim Ned Creek

 Abeline is 21 miles away by 1222pm, https://earth.google.com/web/@32.42648933,-99.74999154,540.4232858a,40479.78630926d,35y,0h,0t,0r

1224pm   hills 16mile to Abilene Texas storm chase holiday 14 May 2015 1224p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSJPquDQQuI 

1228pm   buzzard chased by birds Abilene Texas storm chase 14May15 1228p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3EeKINWxtY    3 small birds attacking the buzzard

1229pm   Flooding possible sign & postman Abilene Texas storm chase 14May15 1229p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG01qNv9KjU  

1232pm were on the 84 road   https://earth.google.com/web/@32.3444299,-99.72397474,547.14504617a,78858.53844107d,35y,-0.00000107h,0.15704067t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFmNWQ0eXdybhgCIAEoAg

1234pm   Merrill Lynch & signs Abilene Texas storm chase 14May15 1234p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUyjgcs51TM   Hendrick Health System Merrill Lynch,

  1235pm we smell a dead Skunk, exit 283 on i20 near Abilene , exit 278,  1158 polulation in Tye Texas  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.44904569,-99.86439426,551.09348709a,10625.14481672d,35y,3.85590177h,22.62318602t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEwOXA5GAIgASgC 

1237pm  Fake cows & car dealers Abilene Texas storm chase 14May15 1237p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju2BSE7j0lU  Elise thinks it’s the 15th of may. , gun show advert, gold exchange at 59seconds,

1238pm   sports field and concrete Abilene Texas storm chase 14 May 2015 1238p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPGyOSQxQLE 

1249pm  Enormous tyres tires on truck & gas price Abilene Texas storm chase 14May15 1249p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TariDs6b-_w   looks like weve stopped at a Conoco gas station  

1255pm  Bird eating Abilene Texas storm chase 14May15 1255p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsXNrDHn0pU   

Merkel in 7 miles by 1pm https://earth.google.com/web/@32.46280738,-99.99618943,566.124266a,19590.00068542d,35y,3.85722476h,22.65414859t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEwOXA5GAIgASgC  before Merkel we stopped for 5 mins to get fuel $52 for 22 gallons .

1259pm Kenworth & jaguars club Abilene Texas storm chase 14May15 1259p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmVi4oRvdKI 

107pm were here exit 269 of the 84 road  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.47631599,-100.05167551,568.87140261a,3635.822173d,35y,0h,0t,0r     Highway 84 hunting chat n rd past Merkel Texas storm chase 14 May 2015 107p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0jHyp6VuxA

Deer processing place off to our right. Its 84f now, at 109pm outside the car. Bug splats on windshield. Rosco city limit by 131pm,

116pm Electricity substation Abilene Texas storm chase 14May15 116p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITV7w_rx6f0

118pm   Rocky cliff Trent highway 84 Texas storm chase holiday 14 May 2015 118p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_S20LUon-8   

Id guess were past Trent now  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.49410196,-100.16864256,599.98478448a,10143.28586361d,35y,0h,0t,0r 

119pm   Horse ranch sign Abilene Texas storm chase 14May15 119p

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsLaCvi7iM4  model of a horse

121pm  Sweetwater sign on wind mill blade Texas storm chase 14May15 121p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYNuuREkW9w   

125pm Rolling Plains CO-OP Compress written on a silver water tower, exit 242

128pm  Steel pipes Sweetwater Texas storm chase 14May15 128p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yBGDnYpuCo    exit 238a towards Lubbock were about to take https://earth.google.com/web/@32.4471782,-100.50174769,732.35432858a,1059.09131713d,35y,0h,0t,0r    

130pm   New road surface machinery Sweetwater Texas storm chase 14May15 130p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jIawnz8KmM  

133pm  long train & Penske truck Sweetwater Texas storm chase 14May15 133p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-JOmZ1psds 

We do 50mph on rd 84 since exit 239

142pm  Crane builds wind farm Sweetwater Texas storm chase 14May15 142p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1Z9UNLMGSg   maybe repairing one

147pm we see a dead Skunk

152pm  New Motel 6 being built of wood Sweetwater Texas storm chase holiday 14 May 2015 152p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvlMw9VV17U    Ian mentions the Big Apple Deli not sure what info hes lookin at ,

158pm  looking 4 food Snyder Texas storm chase 14May15 158p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mS1nAwK88s 

159pm   Big Apple deli Snyder Texas storm chase 14May15 159p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idw-eB4YjQk  

We find a place to eat & it’s a wacky place !  Snyder is here  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.72915293,-100.92164721,716.16437564a,19702.899699d,35y,3.86216159h,0t,0r    Big Apple deli is off 26th street here  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.71594505,-100.91724981,709.67535276a,146.48781675d,35y,-5.02948482h,28.27874951t,360r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMGsxY21ncxgCIAEoAg   it’s a light orange brick building with a flat roof  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.71612198,-100.91720258,712.52618408a,0d,71.67022189y,219.47468039h,106.75073438t,0r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMGsxY21ncxgBIAEoAiIaChZFVmtxbHZfWThTeGdUcXJycWVIUWx3EAI

217pm  Big Apple deli menu Snyder Texas storm chase 14May15 217p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBB0rQOx0Qk 

227pm Big Apple deli interior snake Snyder Texas storm chase 14May15 227p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Xhy53khu0Q    rattle snake skin etc

258pm Taps etc Big Apple deli Snyder Texas storm chase 14May15 258p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mPJqpDOyTc  

304pm  History of Snyder Texas storm chase 14May15 304p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dur-s1mbI_w   we have lunch there until 314pm, $12 for a chicken sandwich and diet coke. Mads took a sneaky photo of me without me noticing. Its 84f outside now  https://www.rapidtables.com/convert/temperature/fahrenheit-to-celsius.html  so 28.9C its hot !  ,  I took photos of a horse inside the Big Apple deli etc . We must have been told we could have a few minutes to go see the local courthouse. Me , Elise and Steve go over there

310pm  Bird in Snyder Texas storm chase 14May15 310p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtk8nC1rS5Q 

311pm  Big Apple deli Snyder Texas storm chase 14May15 311p

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kibAL3BG3YQ   good view of the outside of it

328pm  Scurry county court house & Buffalo hunter Snyder Texas storm chase 14May15 328p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAk-SkKk66s 

Secretary of the Attorney let us film in the old court house which was nice of her.

329pm  Scurry county court house & memorial Snyder Texas storm chase 14May15 329p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUlVunvHT80 

331pm  Declaration of Independece 1776 Scurry county courthouse Snyder Texas 14May15 331p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjb5dSZQD_g 

334pm  Inside Scurry county court house Snyder Texas storm chase 14May15 334p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rX8UqNS_89A https://earth.google.com/web/@32.7167803,-100.91746513,711.45484847a,215.6959546d,35y,0.00000001h,44.67826676t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFmMF9nbWt3aBgCIAEoAg    

By 339m we leave and head to Lake J. B . Thomas

342pm  Shops in Snyder Texas storm chase holiday 14 May 2015 342p

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjuShx7urV0    Lillies apparel ane more,  hurricane beach,  funny Fake chicken advertising Beverage barn , Napa auto and truck parts, 1605 farm road is to our left, 350 rd is straight ahead, we are heading south in my video of these shops, https://earth.google.com/web/@32.70666409,-100.91922617,708.18849501a,500d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ClUaUxJLCiUweDg2ZmY0OTZlYTlkNTU0ZWY6MHg2OGVmZjQ1MWUzNjBmMDhjGfeySG6oWkBAISUV10LaOlnAKhAzNDAzIENvbGxlZ2UgQXZlGAEgASgCso

344pm  Cocacola truck dairy Queen Cyclist etc Snyder Texas storm chase 14May15 344p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ0yvI-UmQE

345pm were at the Snyder city limits.

346pm  IRA 8miles Snyder Texas storm chase 14May15 346p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sC8WjVzzVCk

354pm Ira Dawg pit & old homes Snyder Texas storm chase 14May15 354p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYUrmYQpkZE 

355pm we get to IRA https://earth.google.com/web/@32.58216484,-101.00207454,693.06094327a,5232.65410985d,35y,4.57570633h,23.14039883t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMGZwcnhuGAIgASgC   so weve gone southwest from where we had lunch

4pm we pass Bull creek  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.58348585,-100.99873807,692.56552943a,6065.27699992d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ClUaUxJLCiUweDg2ZmY0OTZlYTlkNTU0ZWY6MHg2OGVmZjQ1MWUzNjBmMDhjGfeySG6oWkBAISUV10LaOlnAKhAzNDAzIENvbGxlZ2UgQXZlGAEgASgC

We stop at Lake J. B, Thomas https://earth.google.com/web/@32.58859917,-101.18891017,689.57561388a,14209.29392261d,35y,4.57732121h,23.17209671t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMGZwcnhuGAEgASgC    I remember this was an extremely hot day & place it felt to be like 35 degrees kind of temp.. We stop here until 456pm, This was a great place for me to film some wildlife so I enjoyed it.  

406pm  lake J B Thomas & Bird Snyder Texas storm chase 14May15 406p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YFe3tnIEEE

415pm  lake J B Thomas info Snyder Texas storm chase 14May15 415p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_ZSkj-H9UI 

416pm  Bird at lake J B Thomas Snyder Texas storm chase 14May15 416p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlqcHPkZBvU  

417pm   Butterflys & lake J B Thomas & Bird SnyderTexas storm chase 14 May 2015 417p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrB9v9TqNFg  

420pm  Grey Bird lake J B Thomas Snyder Texas storm chase 14May15 420p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_z8nkWIBB4  

422pm  Cactus flowers lake J B Thomas Snyder Texas storm chase 14May15 422p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYFw303VCPM  

423pm   Gecko lizard lake J B Thomas SnyderTexas storm chase 14May15 423p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrpLo-lVUOs   I was glad to see this

428pm  Flowers & Cactus & B1 bomber lake J B Thomas Snyder Texas storm chase 14May15 428p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s03fy6L4HgQ   see the B1 plane at 1min51 into the video  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockwell_B-1_Lancer#B-1B_program   

431pm  Fire ants lake J B Thomas Snyder Texas storm chase 14May15 431p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPRjactk4yc

431pm    Gecko lizard lake J B Thomas Snyder Texas storm chase 14May15 431p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgVkNR_Xsvg    

432pm  Ducks & Steve lake J B Thomas Snyder Texas storm chase 14May15 432p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsMRbzVhASo

433pm   Spotted Ground squirrel lake J B Thomas Snyder Texas storm chase 14May15 433p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8XZfQnbLNo  

436pm Spotted Ground Squirrel lake J B Thomas Snyder Texas storm chase 14May15 436p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRjv2_rqIKI

438pm  Butterfly Cactus & bird Great Spotted Ground squirrel lake J B thomas Snyder Texas storm chase   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXIO2T17Zwo  very goog close up of a bird,

449pm   Lot of Eagles Lake J B Thomas Texas storm chase 14may15 449p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4q2_eqr1260 

453pm  Bird flying Lake J B Thomas Texas storm chase 14may15 453p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=024ptbM-9Lo

Sound like were about to drive off now , on 1610 farm road ( like the UK’s B roads )  by 456pm https://earth.google.com/web/@32.62145771,-101.17338376,699.39059009a,13977.97332248d,35y,4.57728279h,23.1712798t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMGZwcnhuGAEgASgC  that was a lovely place to stop , I also heard and saw a B1 Bomber plane here I got It on video ( this type of plane used to carry Nuclear weapons )   ,

510pm red hill after Lake J B Thomas Texas storm chase holiday 14 may 2015 510p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_uF5vi1eys  

513pm Buzzards eat dead Deer after Lake J B Thomas  Texas storm chase holiday14 may 2015 513p

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIpVByuC20c  

 west on 180 rd by 516pm https://earth.google.com/web/@32.74885106,-101.22663052,740.61547991a,18548.63151702d,35y,4.57812182h,23.18741903t,360r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMGZwcnhuGAEgASgC  so were near Arah Texas , Gail is 10 miles away .  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.76445404,-101.43894377,778.58478857a,13187.37317055d,35y,4.57715352h,23.16848749t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMGZwcnhuGAEgASgC

519pm hills in distance after Lake J B Thomas Texas storm chase 14 may 2015 519p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mQmWgbO5rA    

520pm   Hills 10mile 2 Gail Texas storm chase 14may15 520p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6G6aXAfAB4c    https://earth.google.com/web/@32.75393426,-101.46043776,794.93221745a,45043.38367993d,35y,0h,0t,0r   

527pm  Yellow traffic lights & hills rd180 Texas storm chase 14may15 527p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RMkrU5rsUU

528pm we see the remains of a Snake in the road , nice hills close up, storelit window ?

  Lamesa is 24 miles away by 533pm,  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.74422598,-101.91300827,919.98144371a,36201.73992944d,35y,0h,19.94784159t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMGZwcnhuGAEgASgC 

533pm  Buzzards eat Deer Lake Texas storm chase 14may15 513p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIpVByuC20c

535pm  Long hill & cloud Texas storm chase 14may15 535p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wE11RpcMBK0 

536pm  Vealmoor oversize truck Texas storm chase 14may15 536p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8ldq57r8a0

539pm Dawson county line , I remember ice magic food for some reason.

541pm Wind farm Texas storm chase 14may15 541p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zwp3nJnOEpQ 

543pm  Oversize load Texas storm chase 14may15 543p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZknDvHFoXKw 

544pm Key Texas https://earth.google.com/web/@32.72913428,-101.79743398,891.24171824a,5470.82609006d,35y,-0.07948759h,24.5462109t,0r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMDRidzc2axgCIAEoAg       https://earth.google.com/web/@32.72844232,-101.79934145,894.51725176a,885.81437908d,35y,8.50048644h,38.1868739t,0r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMDRidzc2axgBIAEoAg    this is about 8.75miles east of Lamesa  

551pm  Trucks parked Texas storm chase 14may15 551p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRkRWzoCeVE 

552pm were near los Ybanas which is south of Lubbock Texas   https://earth.google.com/web/@32.72358182,-101.92682202,908.47373928a,7990.33831368d,35y,-0.07949596h,24.5556151t,0r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMDRidzc2axgBIAEoAg 

554pm  lameson grain silo & stripes Texas storm chase 14may15 554p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiCibH1vouI 

556pm   Nothin butt smokes & Dollar General Texas storm chase 14may15 556p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-6Eq4VC58A

558pm Lamesa homes Texas storm chase holiday 14 may 2015 558p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8grP0hKzaRU 

11seconds is a sign North 137 texas, 40seconds Jones McCall , so were on the 137 road going north in Lamesa  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.74504549,-101.964941,919.17474365a,0d,60y,0h,90t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFkenByd2w1MBgBIAEoAiIaChZMbl9XY01OdTFKVmpJelVLOUZCWWhREAI  were in Lamesa  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.74864593,-101.96708221,912.07415427a,7488.53401651d,35y,4.26104808h,0t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFkenByd2w1MBgBIAEoAg   ( I was confused as id originally called the video Dawson as were in Dawson county I guess ) At 1min04 sign says to Lubbock go right , 1min14 87 road east , 1min28 welch is 15 miles away https://earth.google.com/web/@32.75368275,-101.96201469,925.50167347a,76926.41815765d,35y,0h,0t,0r   

559pm Welch is 15 miles away ,

601pm  Names on blue posts Texas storm chase 14may15 601p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pL2oJyDy9dQ      one of them maybe said easy listening …what are they ?

lightning 608pm at our 11 oclock position way in the distance, Brownfield is 20 miles away by 611pm, someone jokes a man underground pulls on the nodding donkeys we see. By 612pm were at the Terry county line .

616pm  Hail ahead Steve funny Texas storm chase 14may15 616p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYEDi9GxLwc  ( 2mins57 vid ) watch this video it makes me laugh every time I hear it .

623pm  Lightning Texas storm chase 14may15 623p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pd0C8WfCPP4  were near Brownfield . https://earth.google.com/web/@33.22005202,-102.27782251,1031.63596629a,54525.80609674d,35y,-0.07965375h,24.72930853t,0r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMDRidzc2axgBIAEoAg 

630pm lightning & thunder near Brownfield Texas storm chase holiday 14 may 2015 630p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgsCWuaqtpg 

Somewhere around here   https://earth.google.com/web/@33.16850452,-102.27129127,1015.38132124a,20873.44931014d,46.97238937y,0h,0t,0r 

633pm  Storm cloud & thunder Texas storm chase 14may15 633p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBFJEbRheMA  were out of the cars by this point to film lightning.

637pm   Thunder near Brownfield Texas storm chase holiday 14 may 2015 637p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzU-z__CKIw   

649pm great vid24c4 Lightning & loud thunder Brownfield Texas storm chase 14may15 649p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cWEF2uuBlQ  we get back into the cars . great vid24c4 Lightning & loud thunder Brownfield Texas storm chase 14may15 649p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cWEF2uuBlQ we get back into the cars ( 10min48 vid ) 2min38 lightning, 4min55 lightning we feel the thunder, hair up to 3 quarters of an inch now, ,

We go east on 380 rd in heavy rain

659pm  Drive in rain Lightning & thunder Brownfield Texas storm chase 14may15 659p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSoUpFjbGRQ ( 10mins03 vid )

701pm  Heavy rain driving Brownfield Texas storm chase 14may15 701p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl-mvpPbHWE    https://earth.google.com/web/@33.27735,-102.24381404,1030.39955652a,115834.71427923d,35y,0h,0t,0r   that’s 38miles south west of Lubbock Texas

703pm were driving in fairly heavy rain

Some hail before 706pm,

708pm we have no internet

715pm Lightning in rotating storm Brownfield Texas storm chase holiday 14 may 2015 715p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgV0JMy9nKQ 

Thick bolt of lightning, we stop the cars. 2mins53 lightning, storm is trying to become the dominant Supercell , 4min42 lightning, steves batterys are flat , were somewhere around here https://earth.google.com/web/@33.29137465,-102.22521562,1015.28823395a,32486.4708793d,46.97238937y,0h,0t,0r  

720pm Lightning & thunder & Bird Brownfield Texas storm chase holiday 14 may 2015 720p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSF6Y8qQEY0 

Paul has no internet , our storm has a red box on it , ( severe storm warning ) plan is to follow this storm towards Lubbock. 5mins28 yellow and grey bird in the field,

stop till 721pm to film a bit more lightning, north on 168 rd now.     , 168 rd is here  https://earth.google.com/web/@33.23579688,-102.13365362,994.60017948a,15533.96678181d,46.97238937y,353.7718762h,0t,0r  

727pm Car kicks up spray small structure storm Texas storm chase 14may15 727p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCdCJ4KiB94

729pm  lightning & wet field lines Texas storm chase 14may15 729p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkNV-2q5grM  ( 1min16 vid ) we stop the cars.

730pm were stopped again but the warning has now dropped off the storm were chasing. Thunder still, mosquitos in this area.

730pm   Moody sky in Ropesville area of Texas storm chase holiday 14 may 2015 730p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkNM1g4c5bo   ( 1min35 vid)

738pm Lightning 24miles 2 Lubbock Texas storm chase 14may15 738p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLPz3WYMKZg  

738pm were still stopped in same spot as 730pm video, other storm chasers are here , 1min08 lightning, Toms getting bitten by mosquitos , 2mins26 2 lightning strikes in 2 locations a split second apart looks really good on video, 3min44 we think this storm is dying off, were 24 miles from Lubbock, other storm chaser is driving bare foot. 4mins58 we get driving again, 6mins10 nice effect of water in field,  https://earth.google.com/web/@33.44813905,-102.01844376,1021.37353525a,40414.55082353d,46.97238937y,0h,0t,0r    so we must have been somewhere near Meadow.

740pm lightning arches over road towards lubbock Texas storm chase holiday  14 may 2015 740p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZReGwEL-zQ    Lightning at 26 seconds

746pm we get to Ropesville Texas  https://earth.google.com/web/@33.48218396,-102.13901065,1049.58772307a,60315.40872987d,35y,-0.0796753h,24.75091774t,0r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMDRidzc2axgBIAEoAg this is 21 miles south west of Lubbock .

746pm  Puddle we drive through & contrast Ropesville Texas storm chase 14may15 746p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEsKtVOG6U4 ( 5min18 vid )

749pm  Abortion sign Ropesville Texas storm chase 14may15 749p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVm0a73lPfI 

753pm   Rain & cars stop 2 avoid hail Texas storm chase 14may15 753p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57L4GVSVsEA 

754pm we get to Lubbock county line we still see lightning. Tons of heavy rain and Lightning as we drive. https://earth.google.com/web/@33.52100517,-101.96018076,1022.03195831a,48827.75980201d,35.00001694y,-0h,0t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMG1xd2gYASABKAI  so were south west of Lubbock

811pm  Heavy rain we in faraday cage Lubbock Texas storm chase 14may15 811p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JcVvRaSSU8 ( 17min43 vid )   Heavy rain we in faraday cage Lubbock Texas storm chase 14may15 811p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JcVvRaSSU8 ( 17mins43 vid ) still raining, east loop 193 sign at 3mins30, 4mins35 Wolfforth sign on water tower I think https://earth.google.com/web/@33.50641992,-102.00801749,1009.97915101a,3410.21067915d,36.10480502y,-0h,0t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFkenA1OW5jNRgBIAEoAgsM 7mins weve gone over a bridge , Lubbock city linit, 7min34 lightning strike very close to us , Steve has his hat over his face , 8min54 were at Upland Ave https://earth.google.com/web/@33.53163915,-101.97545853,1001.47818872a,863.5104825d,35y,0.00000001h,45.00000239t,0r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXRjd3JsaGgYAiABKAILDA In 2 miles well get on the loop rd the 289 , 9min40 were told to take the 62/82 rd https://earth.google.com/web/@33.53681277,-101.96483625,998.7397576a,653.27686227d,35y,0.00000001h,44.99866582t,0r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXRjd3JsaGgYAiABKAILDA 12min40 Paul has taken the wrong rd and sounds pissed off ( to be fair seeing road signs in weather this bad im amazed we didn’t have more wrong turns ) , 15mins02 lightning, by 16min40 weve passed 19th st, https://earth.google.com/web/@33.5790735,-101.9003274,986.351175a,1477.68608568d,35y,0h,45.00390706t,0r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXRjd3JsaGgYAiABKAILDA  

815pm  Flooded roads Lubbock Texas storm chase 14may15 815p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-qfDum-_Ro    Pauls looking for a Mcdonalds ,building bit like the Colosseum at 2mins05 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colosseum   he’s also used 2.2GB of data today so is out of data ( unless Mads used it all lol )

817pm We stop at a KFC to get food , we experience very slow service from the staff , its likely the roof was leaking at this KFC  can any1 recall ? ,  my meal was around $10 and im last to be served, Holly is not happy and Elise shouts at a female KFC worker as our food is just sitting getting cold behind the counter ! She really got angry. I remember I literally just got a straw and napkin , sat down inside the KFC to eat my meal and I think it was Ian who suddenly said weve got to go right now !  I hadn’t even had one mouthful of food so I bundled up my food into a bag and went back to the car.

 It was such a manic rush I didn’t record the exact location or time we left but by using https://www.kfc.com/store-locator?query=lubbock&catering=off&buffet=off&wifi=off  my best bet is we went to 215 University Avenue , Lubbock Texas 79415, I found my receipt I got the address correct ! I paid $5.89 2P ML or B/W breat wing plus small coleslaw, small potwedge plus biscuit medium drink Pepsi $1.29 tax 59cents so total $7.77 I paid at 830pm .

https://earth.google.com/web/@33.59493919,-101.87037095,983.91342464a,0d,60y,58.53221519h,86.56038285t,0r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXRma3I2cTEYASABKAIiGgoWX3c5S2NVdlg3UThBUjIyODdDNzZZZxAC

id guess we left about 845pm ish , I slowly attempted to eat my KFC meal as we drove but I had to keep stopping to try film stuff so it took me ages to finish it and it was mostly cold : (   , I also wasted all my Coleslaw tub as its impossible to eat that in a moving car.

There is still lots of Lightning around going horizontally , were on the i27 north road,  https://www.google.com/maps/@33.6493057,-101.9516076,11z

853pm Flooded roads Lubbock Texas 14may15 storm chase 853p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-qTf7HaIAg this is crazy the roads are like a swimming pool ! Flooded roads Lubbock Texas 14may15 storm chase 853p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-qTf7HaIAg this is crazy the roads are like a swimming pool ! ( 2mins19 vid ) watch this video , Police car is ok , Chick Fil A https://earth.google.com/web/@33.59366255,-101.87065508,983.29202646a,0d,60y,210.37989508h,82.54111067t,0r/data=CgAiGgoWcExUWWlaUFJhNGxwTzlyeEZjdU9CdxAC at 1min20 were getting onto the 82 road east https://earth.google.com/web/@33.59376183,-101.86587969,980.41609752a,2286.01033327d,35y,0h,0t,0r plan for tomorrow is Kansas ,

903pm  Lightning near Shallowater Texas storm chase 14may15 903p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEI_3EBZw5A  ( 6mins12 vid) its pretty dark now

912pm  Lightning @1min10 Shallowater Texas storm chase 14may15 912p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDFzMLzJ5KI

914pm Paul still hasn’t got any Internet in his car but ours is ok our Verizon and Walmart ones  , we pass a bunch of police cars dealing with something,

Hale center 15 miles away by 916pm,

923pm  Lightning @1min25 Shallowwater Texas storm chase 14may15 923p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpBau9R6pnI 

927pm 3miles to Hale center https://earth.google.com/web/@34.04725125,-101.84279996,1044.1108021a,12422.49162455d,35.00001694y,0h,0t,0r  which is 35 miles north of Lubbock on the i27 road. Paul still no internet suspects is a problem with their puck, were driving in pitch black and quite heavy rain,

934pm  Lightning @3mins06 etc Plainview Texas storm chase 14may15 934p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdXXy9tT18M

942pm  Lightning @4mins37 & Walmart depo Plainview Texas storm chase 14may15 942p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2KR1RulxZQ  ( 7min30 vid)

947pm  Lightning @19sec Texas storm chase 14May15 947p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noKDOdrk7qQ  

950pm   Lightning @2min25 etc Texas storm chase 14May15 950p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PW1JH0y1YIc   Paul thinks the rain were in will hit the hotel in Woodward by 3am !

957pm  Lightning flash 1min29 & cops Texas storm chase 14May15 957p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dLGU0s1LOc 

958pm were at Tulia city limits  https://www.google.com/maps/@34.5270264,-101.8243032,11.5z   and its 10 miles to a place called Happy !  https://www.google.com/maps/@34.7287963,-101.9412933,11.5z   by 1002pm,

1001pm  Tornado spotter light & happy Texas storm chase 14May15 1001p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAgOmV6sDf4  Tornado spotter light & Happy Texas storm chase 14May15 1001p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAgOmV6sDf4 ( 2min55 vid ) people use spotter lights to warn areas if they see a Tornado, were 10 miles from a place called Happy https://earth.google.com/web/@34.75682154,-101.87819991,1114.52093564a,41793.59202652d,35y,0h,0t,0r were 45 miles from Amarillo

 

1013pm   Lightning @6min40 etc Texas storm chase 14May15 1013p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Qje_kWKLJA   skip to 6mins35   to see nice horizontal burst of lightning, Ian says we will have a stop in a while and then drive a couple more hours ! people are falling asleep already. Were thinking to stop in Canyon just south of Amarillo for a loo break soon

1016pm I tell people Tensai branded batterys are good , we pass exit 99 hungate rd ,

1020pm   Lightning @1min52 etc Canyon near Amarillo Texas storm chase holiday 14 May 2015 1020p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cv4fxEZpHXY  

10min20 Michael Fish had an altitude nose bleed,  Steve mentions an ITV show called natures Fury

1022pm Lightning & free 72oz steak Texas storm chase 14May15 1022p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94vSlktmEtg  

Were hoping to get out of the rain soon. Free 72oz steak sign in Amarillo on I-40 east ,

1030pm  Lightning @26sec 10mile 2 Amarillo Texas storm chase 14May15 1030p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O06QsUTK3pY  ( 6min35 vid )

1030pm we stop at a love’s gas station until 1047pm, I bought nothing in there but we did get out. I guess it was near Amarillo https://www.google.com/maps/@35.1789074,-101.8824937,12.75z  Steve has bought some pretzels to take home. Were 19miles from Palo Duro Canyon state park a road sign says. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Amarillo,+TX,+USA/@34.8991824,-101.9816644,10.25z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x870148d4b245cf03:0xd0f3d11c6836d2af!8m2!3d35.2219971!4d-101.8312969   bet that’s a nice place to visit   https://earth.google.com/web/@35.03785021,-101.79958531,1100.78249686a,79214.63536922d,35y,359.99999915h,0t,0r

1051pm Steve says he bought Reed Timmer’s new tv series off TVN website  on dvd 2 series £22 , exit 121A sign. In May 2019 reed is uploading Tornado Chasers season 2 from 2013 here to watch for free https://www.youtube.com/user/TornadoVideosdotnet/videos  

Back on the i40 road by 1054pm ish,

1055pm Lots of Cops & signs Amarillo Texas storm chase 14May15 1055p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_zOq3eIe_M  so were in North west Texas .

1058pm Fantasy & Big Texas Steak House 72oz steak Amarillo Texas storm chase 14May15 1058p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccMHvSlts8Y     Steve says he will eat one one day ! good luck. https://earth.google.com/web/@35.1930531,-101.75456175,1104.6796428a,0d,60y,3.2328929h,94.99605452t,0r/data=CgAiGgoWV3VKR2FrNTVmWlRkQ0UycllsUERtURAC that puts us on i40 near exit 74

1103pm we go east on rd 60 , we can see frogs in the road.  Were heading north east  ,

1105pm we were out of range of the radar we were connected to so effectively looking at wrong radar but a bright laptop screen can be distracting for driver. Maybe 2 more hours driving to go if we push a bit, see a long train. Were in rain again .

White Deer is 28 miles away by 1114pm https://www.google.com/maps/@35.290385,-101.5783803,11z    Panhandle city limits by 1122pm,

1121pm were near Panhandle Texas ( near very top left part of Texas)    https://earth.google.com/web/@35.2750268,-101.52283321,1077.74004187a,56726.27922144d,35y,3.2328929h,0t,0r  im finding it very hard to read whats on the green road signs as windows are soaked.

Kingsmill in 7 miles by 1133pm cant find that on  map , https://earth.google.com/web/@35.47306922,-101.09082823,1009.91635662a,9997.21877824d,35y,0h,0t,0r    is roughly where it should be.

1133pm  Lightning in distance & windfarm lights Kingsmill Texas storm chase 14May15 1133p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPURFGD2Pn8 

1136pm Jeremys snoring !

Miami 29 miles away and pampa 5 miles away by 1140pm,  https://www.google.com/maps/@35.290385,-101.5783803,11z   do not pick up hitch hikers in this area sign ( prison nearby ? ) 

1144pm Ian tells me about Rain – X   product you put on windscreens . we stop at traffic lights at Hobart street, were in Pampa   https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hobart+Street+Park/@35.5259895,-100.9720547,19.25z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x870749db57f28c31:0x810525dd5d91bf02!8m2!3d35.5287017!4d-100.9697501    were on highway 60 heading north east .

1154pm Miami is 16 miles away  https://earth.google.com/web/@35.65327315,-100.66503261,891.43001411a,53022.31342295d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEwMXZ5GAIgASgC     were talking about films / movies in the car. Were still going east on rd 60.

1155pm  Yellow roadside markers at night Texas 14may15 storm chase 1155p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvwPznPUAtw

0044am chat about 3D and 4D movies

0018am talk about some film that had  Lucus North ? Actor in Spooks   in it https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0160904/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast see a sign for South Wheeler https://earth.google.com/web/@35.64111508,-100.35332997,826.65487828a,95399.93051888d,35y,3.23289289h,0t,0r   so I presume were near the 83 road,

1220am 15 May 2015 Canadian is 7 miles away  https://earth.google.com/web/@35.83372827,-100.4007902,822.27516386a,53091.46796261d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEwMXZ5GAEgASgC    

1236am Higgins is 15 miles away  https://earth.google.com/web/@36.05148939,-100.09380421,824.04466609a,53089.69385644d,35y,360h,0t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEwMXZ5GAEgASgC

1240am Lipscomb county line https://earth.google.com/web/@36.08819508,-100.26676967,823.29103185a,56493.45003773d,35y,0.00000498h,0t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMG1xeWYYAiABKAI   puts us about 5 miles from Glazer on road 60.

0040am   Road at night & snoring way2 Woodward Oklahoma storm chase 15may15 0044a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3Fi6IE6kuc     

0046am we see 2 huge goods trains pass in the darkness

1248am Arnett is 14 miles away https://earth.google.com/web/@36.14755582,-99.79995773,765.8036112a,53147.94268663d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEwMXZ5GAEgASgC  

1252am fresh and very bloody road kill I see.  Were now on the 283 road

1255am Shattuck is 9 miles away  we get to it by 101am. https://earth.google.com/web/@36.20487689,-99.90270617,709.63444073a,35604.87484083d,35y,0.8957006h,0t,0r  

102am we pass an El Tipi gas station in Shattuck on the 283 road and take the 15 rd  https://earth.google.com/web/@36.26968999,-99.8710933,691.03169496a,4589.79139552d,35y,0h,0t,0r  

103am Woodward is 28 miles away by 103am.

113am I see a mouse run across the road. Weve not had the radio on for music for hours now. Jeremy is snoring in the back of the car.

118am we get to Fargo https://earth.google.com/web/@36.37982326,-99.63632198,636.07607922a,53712.18558228d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEwMXZ5GAEgASgC  

128am Weatherford Fracking technologies

139am   Head for motel Woodward Oklahoma storm chase 15may15 139a   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqhCp4LVCMs   , Lakeside 6 Theatres ,  https://earth.google.com/web/@36.41078536,-99.5322153,676.91404829a,28150.30620553d,35y,0h,0t,0r  44sec okla ave , 1min35 Woodward welcomes you sign, 1min47 Carls jr burgers, so were on Us highway 183   https://earth.google.com/web/@36.43330896,-99.4144496,605.08347255a,938.1785095d,35y,0h,0t,0r    7min07 Atwoods, 8min04 Chevrolet car dealership ,

you can see the Motel we arrive at : Super 8 https://earth.google.com/web/@36.40650076,-99.37203367,599.20566983a,0d,24.74241934y,108.65841924h,93.70178437t,0r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXRkcjN0dDEYASABKAIiGgoWaU9PUG5IQ2ZhdDJ5YUdGOFFIUHZGZxAC

this is off US Highway 270 south east of the main part of Woodward

( at some point in this journey in the dark I see a Large Deer at the side of the road that luckily didn’t run out in front of us, Ian didn’t see it . )

128am We get to Woodward , get to the Super 8 Motel by 138am, got a keycard for the room, its at this point that Mads is really pissed off with everything ! I don’t know exactly what’s happened in the other car .  , I hear Paul tell Tom we need to leave at 9am but they didn’t directly tell us this. Ive kept a business card for this Motel so we stayed at Super 8 , 4120 Williams Ave. , Woodward, Oklahoma, 73801 operated under a franchise agreement with Super 8 Motels.   https://earth.google.com/web/@36.40635125,-99.37093403,600.79421812a,851.24600945d,35y,5.93967932h,27.35720481t,359.99999915r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFidzQwZmozcBgCIAEoAg  

Its right next to US highway 183, this is just south east of Woodward. Anyway I get to bed about 210am. I need to try and charge 2x 4.5 hour battery’s that are totally spent and 1x 4.5hr battery that has 3 hours left ( always start recharging your batterys as soon as you get to a Motel room as you may not get them fully charged by the time you need to leave the next day and because I film hours of footage every day I needed all the battery I took with me, each 4.5 hour battery for my camcorder cost over £90  and they area only the size of small chicken eggs . I set my alarm clock for 8am. Jeremy was asleep in bed really fast and snoring ! I had a bit of a chat with Ian.

15 May 2015 Tour 1  day 7 my holiday day 8 .  brief summary :    ( Woodward Oklahoma  to Colby Nebraska  )     Toms driving with Paul up front , Im at right back , Steve and Jeremy are with me.

Woodward Ok  https://earth.google.com/web/@36.42646713,-99.38388519,603.50609711a,16584.46607015d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHpieTIYAiABKAI  

815am I get up have a shower etc , were now due to leave at 915am I found out at 850am !  I didn’t note if I had any breakfast or not.  plan is to head for Colby and south west Nebraska, we left at 920am ish . Toms driving with Paul up front , Im at right back , Steve and Jeremy are with me. Were told about the Greensburg Tornado of 2007  find stuff on Youtube about it eg  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhdVeSXHg04  Greensburg is 80 miles north of Woodward  https://earth.google.com/web/@37.0883044,-98.95570776,576.95449243a,331889.97933704d,35y,6.69621269h,0t,0r

were told Dave Eword is not chasing today . Brandon Sulivan ? look him up on facebook ,

916am  Bird on cable Woodward Oklahoma storm chase 15may15 916a

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXsVuYlBMWc  so we haven’t left yet.

926am   American Robin bird Woodward Oklahoma storm chase 15may15 926a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XL5RuC967Ok   

929am   1956 Woodward Oklahoma Tornado picture storm chase 15may15 929a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjFBXjK_na8    worth a look at  this

930am   Shops in Woodward Oklahoma storm chase 15may15 930a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvDPOHC6kvM  fire department building and road signs,

942am   Horse runs & cows Woodward Oklahoma storm chase 15may15 942a   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-vaGVTbrZQ  

944am   Red Cliffs hills Woodward Oklahoma storm chase 15may15 944a   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqNGF_2v5-E    interesting bit of scenery

952am Heading north spotters chat Woodward Oklahoma storm chase 15 may 2015 952a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auzBEd_3UEs   

Lots of other spotters are staying further south today not further north than the Colorado / Nebraska border

956am   Coldwater Kansas in 36miles storm chase 15May15 956a   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ljzKQXy_yI    https://earth.google.com/web/@36.93104537,-99.20375214,603.61561054a,141440.0384899d,33.09856271y,-0h,0t,0r   so were heading north

957am Ava is 41 miles away  https://earth.google.com/web/@36.79840723,-98.6525731,413.06496053a,36044.0788526d,35y,6.98459485h,0t,0r  in 2007 in Fairfield there were some murders ? don’t know why ive wriiten that .

10am Coldwater Kansas is 32 miles away we did 450 miles yesterday ( it seemed like a lot more )

1007am  squeak & Grasslands etc Woodward Oklahoma storm chase 15may15 1007a   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqWHAw1-Wa4   unknown noise in car.

1009am  were on rd 34 and get into Kansas https://earth.google.com/web/@37.01670297,-99.3198528,635.86487271a,36097.31687123d,33.09856271y,0h,0t,0r  so were south of Buttermilk   , Paul says he might go to a farm today to use some Guns …

1010am were told Cops hate storm chasers

1021am Coldwater is 8 miles away  https://earth.google.com/web/@37.25847372,-99.35934963,630.6578854a,63315.93846705d,35y,0.4789001h,4.59890792t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHQ2MTgYAiABKAI  population 828, so we must have been on the 34 road which becomes the 1 road and then the 183 road .  So were heading north. Farmland is everywhere.

1025am we drive through Coldwater  https://earth.google.com/web/@37.26844316,-99.32803123,643.34466803a,5434.90489031d,33.09856271y,0h,0t,0r  

1029am   Back end of clouds that hit yesterday Kansas storm chase 15may15 1029a   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32iiU7zjIh8   

1033am Kiowa county line ,  https://earth.google.com/web/@37.53430901,-99.23910172,692.13969888a,73347.78494957d,35y,0.00723685h,1.61402639t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMG5wbjYYAiABKAI  ( about 16 miles south of Greensburg is the area of Kiowa county.

we have no working internet in the car “ I Fing hate this “ is something Paul said many times when technology failed on the trip , to be honest im amazed how much up time we had for the internet considering were in moving vehicles covering enormous distances.

1037am Fracking & contrail near Greensburg Kansas storm chase 15may15 1037a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jz5pSYJISk   see close up all the metal wires used to hold one in place.

1048am   Greensburg Kansas sign hazwx 6 supercells storm chase 15May15 1048a edited  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VX7Qm0fz_Ic  laptop shows Supercells Paul wants to chase tomorrow. ( by 7pm 16may15 we had a Tornado in a Supercell )  

1050am ish I guess we get to Greensburg Kansas we have a quick shop, Steve kindly gets me an orange juice, think he told me Mike was annoyed as Mike had to pack Steves stuff when he went with Ian on an early morning trip to pick up a credit card they left in a gas station. I got some pringles sour cream $2 ish and some leaflets. Then we walked to a place with photos of devastation from 2007 .This was interesting, then outside we had a small walk and saw flat bare spaces where buildings used to be and just some bricks that were part of a building blown away.

1050am   Antique bus ducklings on road Greensburg Kansas storm chase 15May15 1050a   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJIdO8lThXk  

1051am  Greensburg Kansas Tornado damage storm chase 15May15 1051a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dbu9WE8-Vww   Greensburg Kansas tornado damage storm chase 15May15 1054a https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5-C_4opG-Y ( 54sec vid) town hit by 300mph Tornado a few years ago, damaged trees etc

1054am   Greensburg Kansas Tornado damage storm chase 15May15 1054a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5-C_4opG-Y    damaged trees etc

1114am  Kansas May 2007 Tornado damage photos  storm chasing holiday 15 May 2015 1114a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRRnGwHWewE  great ariel view shows the devastation

1115am  Greensburg Kansas Tornado damage info storm chase 15May15 1115a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FrtaEQc19M   a sign explains the dame caused by the EF5 Tornado on 4 may 2007 .

1121am  Greensburg Kansas May 2007 Tornado damage empty plots storm chase holiday 15 May 2015 1121a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAwPra7Wgxg   stack of bricks,

We got internet back by swapping their 4g gadget. Stayed in Greensburg  till 1140am.

1141am   Greensburg Kansas girl sells puppies storm chase 15May15 1141a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sey2HFn6D5M    Pauls planning to visit a farm,

1158am   Greensburg Kansas Tornado siren test 15May15 1158a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ8kWFYW-AA 

1159am we will head for Salina Kansas soon , we hear a siren test ( tornado warning siren for the town )

1202pm   Greensburg Kansas rebuilt since tornado 15May15 1202p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNIPTtTdtv0    blue x on houses that got searched , loads of John deere farming machines for hire or sale.

1205pm   Containers on train Greensburg Kansas storm chase 15May15 1205p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ElsI3DMR5k   hamburg Suid on red shipping containers

1208pm  Union Pacific train Kiowa Kansas 15May15 1208p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfquKfnAl2w     ( 36sec vid ) nice close up of this yellow train

1211pm Haviland on rd 54 east https://earth.google.com/web/@37.58002467,-99.09857443,664.15690014a,34804.55418914d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMDIwcHpnMxgBIAEoAg   

1218pm Jeremy is asleep again !

1224pm Lake city is 21 miles away ( south east of us) https://earth.google.com/web/@37.42400774,-98.80639669,571.14792426a,93632.26216349d,35y,0.00263025h,0t,0r    green wheat fields around our area.

1227pm  Broken wind mill Kansas 15May15 1227p

1228pm Pratt Kansas  https://earth.google.com/web/@37.64177123,-98.69761231,546.51529103a,53895.16178939d,35y,0.00263024h,0t,0r   

1231pm Pratt houses & shops Kansas 15May15 1231p

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cGJczK9e4c   Balloons and more, Very red KFC building,  https://earth.google.com/web/@37.64572386,-98.76407208,585.26268754a,30393.70795266d,33.09856271y,0h,0t,0r  

1232pm were still on the 281 rd going north , US-50 in 21 miles, Great Bend is 49 miles away

1235pm good Pratt All veterans memorial   Mcdonnell Douglas F4 Phantom plane Pratt  Kansas  15 May 2015 1235p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMi–8AGRRU   nice to see this , shame the girls didn’t want to stop for 5 mins. US air Force 37702 on the tail , https://earth.google.com/web/@37.7041299,-98.73905693,596.48950195a,0d,31.83666365y,302.8736884h,87.2637272t,0r/data=IhoKFmNmM2FEaUw4WWZKTzdNWk85akFDdmcQAg Pratt All veterans memorial

1236pm   Iuka or Luka Kansas 15May15 1236p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju-zktdZqBo  iuka ,

1243pm Stafford county line , wheat fields in this area.

1248pm Grass & farmland Kansas 15May15 1248p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woIW4-zL3e4 

1251pm   Stafford 8 miles & farming Kansas 15May15 1251p

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOb079B2RlA  Paul says we will stop for lunch in Great Bend https://earth.google.com/web/@37.91025058,-98.7280869,585.18691993a,41331.81711223d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHQ5cjEYASABKAI    were on the 281 road.

1252pm Great Bend  is 28miles away  north of us  https://earth.google.com/web/@37.97717366,-98.54434079,568.38852696a,186164.29369809d,35y,0.0026302h,0t,0r

1253pm were at St John so must be on the 281 road  https://earth.google.com/web/@38.00110974,-98.75904055,586.03588467a,45882.65753221d,35y,0.0026302h,0t,0r 

1254pm  long train & fields Kansas 15May15 1254p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jybFJiGx7w 

1256pm  Cemetary & storage silos & fields Kansas 15May15 1256p

1258pm  Blue sky & green grass Kansas 15May15 1258p

101pm We smell a Skunk, also see Cows mating !

101pm   Tornado risk likely & clouds Kansas storm chase 15May15 101p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1_XT1ZBPsY   

104pm Great Bend is 14 miles away , Blown Away could be the name of a book Steve bought back in Greensburg about the 2007 tornado . We are told Michael fish now works at Netweather !

117pm   1400miles in 1 day Kansas storm chase 15may15 117p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4puWeVe2zg   Ian owns the company , Great bend Kansas railway track,  western painting on a wall, ford limo vehicle, paul will drive any distance, https://www.google.com/maps/place/Great+Bend,+KS+67530,+USA/@38.1069915,-98.6592521,9.75z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x87a38bb5b59e293d:0x32155928d84780ee!8m2!3d38.3644567!4d-98.7648073  1400 miles in 1 day is that possible ? at 50mph that’s 28 hours of driving , at 100mph that’s 14 hours of driving , I didn’t ask what speed he drove at .

130pm we stop at a Conoco gas station for fuel and a loo break in Great Bend Kansas  https://earth.google.com/web/@38.35508454,-98.77016316,565.32239035a,12445.16932945d,35y,0.00263018h,0t,0r

134pm  Great bend Kansas storm chase 15may15 134p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAi3h7LJNS4     red fire hydrant,  Great Bend Kansas storm chase 15may15 134p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAi3h7LJNS4 ( 1min26 vid ) north 281 rd, red fire hydrant at 51sec, Paul reads out storm info, Ian wants to find Holland Street

137pm we drive past Johnsons Smokehouse so turn around.

We then go and have lunch at a BBQ place for under $10 I have a ham sandwich and a Diet Coke. We left at 226pm, Mads is ok with me . we ate at Johnsons Smokehouse BBQ at 1624 10th street, Great Bend, Kansas, I know as I kept a gift card from there.  Is where Paul loved the BBQ sauce and had some out of the bottle, it was very nice they said it was a home made recipe, I think Paul or me wanted to get the recipe and go on Dragons Den with it . There was a gravel parking lot at the back where I filmed a bird near a hole in a tree I remember and Holly said Dave you don’t miss anything . https://earth.google.com/web/@38.3614919,-98.76092705,566.08288574a,0d,75.75578333y,55.88831805h,89.7861058t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFidzQwXzE5dxgBIAEoAiIaChYtY1FLSDRuZjVubXUwQ1YyUE5EQU53EAIthis  on 29mar19 as I write this up this BBQ place is now called los paisanos so maybe it went bust https://earth.google.com/web/@38.36139299,-98.76074633,561.91013934a,143.82673862d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFidzQwXzE5dxgBIAEoAg 

154pm  Johnsons Smokehouse BBQ Great Bend Kansas storm chase 15may15 154p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97TkaS69c2c    here is their menu I filmed .

209pm theres a glass jar full of shredded money , I took a photo of it .

213pm  Johnsons Smokehouse BBQ Great Bend Kansas storm chase 15may15 213p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyNKxT6z938    fluff in air,

219pm  Woodpecker hole Johnsons Smokehouse BBQ Great Bend Kansas storm chase 15 may 2015 219p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSu2qK7mTFs 

221pm  Junk by house Great Bend Kansas storm chase 15may15 221p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwLJCq7O6Eo  

224pm  Man on bike Great Bend Kansas storm chase 15may15 224p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8rXNd0205U   rare sight in USA !

229pm   Houses & Police etc Great Bend Kansas storm chase 15may15 229p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyI5TZdMUqg    

235pm were on the 156 east road

240pm   Damaged trees Ellinwood Kansas storm chase 15may15 240p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4Uz7KMdOhQ   

241pm were 8 miles from Ellinwood  https://earth.google.com/web/@38.38881882,-98.63298621,579.60775523a,32230.37657761d,35y,0.00263015h,0t,0r  fields and occasional nodding donkey in this area .

247pm   Terrible radio adverts & road Kansas storm chase 15may15 247p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anP2zqxzoXQ   

252pm Bushton is 5 miles away  https://earth.google.com/web/@38.5338042,-98.39645487,557.54977829a,30962.01527213d,35y,0.00263013h,0t,0r

258pm Lorraine Kansas is 6 miles away

302pm Horses lorraine Kansas storm chase holiday 15 may 2015 302p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c86RoOhuys8   https://earth.google.com/web/@38.59115536,-98.30796622,560.2451931a,37672.10903243d,35y,-0.00000002h,3.52108216t,0r  

303pm 1 mile to Ellsworth  https://earth.google.com/web/@38.74425223,-98.22469301,490.25549342a,30650.8406108d,35y,0.00263011h,0t,0r   so I assume were on the 156 road, I see a bird with red upper body and rest is black I didn’t get it on video.

305pm  Ellsworth Kansas & jokes & farm machines storm chase 15may15 305p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYUA-dPzgHQ   

309pm were at Ellsworth Kansas I see a contrail in the sky  https://earth.google.com/web/@38.74566415,-98.21586782,493.59823644a,30890.12243817d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHQ5cjEYASABKAI  

316pm were  here where the 156 rd meets the i70    https://earth.google.com/web/@38.85980441,-98.11057433,460.18418963a,2828.97730523d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHQ5cjEYASABKAI    other car has a radio problem so we will stop soon. Prohibites sign. https://earth.google.com/web/@38.85797951,-98.11052579,464.91404497a,0d,49.71028395y,64.17053273h,90.60863287t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHQ5cjEYASABKAIiGgoWcVhHOEJqYW1QcjlIUWpoUVdWZ0lJURACbicycles

317pm mile marker 226 

15 May 2015 320pm  Motorbikes on road Kansas storm chase 15may15 320p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHwLs-8jI-k    

323pm Westfall Kansas is 6 miles away , were on the i70 road heading for a Motel in Salina Kansas https://earth.google.com/web/@38.85090438,-97.70580411,396.27157689a,66071.87295855d,35y,0.00263006h,0t,0r  

326pm were 1.25 miles from i70  exit 238  https://earth.google.com/web/@38.85797951,-98.11052579,464.91404497a,0d,49.71028395y,64.17053273h,90.60863287t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHQ5cjEYASABKAIiGgoWcVhHOEJqYW1QcjlIUWpoUVdWZ0lJURAC

330pm we pass exit 244 Hedville rd 1.25 miles away . ive got my map book open in the car.

we get to the Motel by 340pm. Ive kept a business card so we stayed at a Days Inn, 407 w. Diamond drive, Salina, KS 67401, operated under a franchise agreement with days Inn worldwide.  https://earth.google.com/web/@38.87822584,-97.61250438,371.55314446a,307.23956851d,35y,0.00000001h,42.51063883t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFidzRseGdxNBgCIAEoAg

332pm   Fields & music Kansas storm chase 15may15 332p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfpDj_QcBlc  

334pm we pass exit 249 of the i70

335pm   light house thing Kansas storm chase 15may15 335p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3uj0WpAebE   ( 15sec vid ) looks like a mini light house !

338pm   Flooding in field Salina Kansas storm chase 15may15 338p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BznAsQhNBKU    big wedge Tornado was in this area ef4 1 mile wide a few years ago ? exit 252 and 253 , long flat lorry,

339pm   Super 8 motel Salina Kansas storm chase 15may15 339p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5HZtxT0X4Q  we didn’t stay here.

345pm were out of the cars at the Days Inn Motel we will stay at for the night.

352pm  Bird kills & eats Dragonfly Salina Kansas storm chase 15May15 352p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_EF0UVV8uM   

449pm   Grain storage & try2find shops Salina Kansas storm chase 15May15 449p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzhbHvNKXzc      https://www.google.com/maps/place/Salina,+KS,+USA/@38.8494174,-97.6129319,16z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x87bcc060cf52504f:0x35654acfee2d6bf2!8m2!3d38.8402805!4d-97.6114237        3mins15 is here  https://earth.google.com/web/@38.84023748,-97.61120866,373.6226002a,248.34076891d,35y,0h,0t,0r   Smoky Hill Museum

15 May 2015    :   This is where I went out with Ian, Holly and Elise to some shops in Salina between 430pm and 717pm. I was looking for toys for my niece and nephew mainly, I went off on my own as no one else was after baby stuff ! , I bought a toy that was 3 or 4 cubes within plastic cubes that opened out etc.$9.99 and soft peek a boo something $15.99 plus tax came to $28.07  The town seemed pretty dead. I went into a childrens clothing store called Simply Baby and more ( central mall salina KS 67401)  and got obell clickity twist $9.99 and BB toys soft peek $15.99 plus $2.09 tax,  that was at 501pm, plus looked around 1 other toy shop but they had nothing for really young children,

I went into a Dollar General store which is a like a Tesco local,( 140 S Santa f eave Salina KS 67401-2810  , https://earth.google.com/web/@38.83892994,-97.60916695,373.13341313a,104.62498146d,35y,0h,43.73217455t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFjNW5mODk5bRgBIAEoAg    I got some coloured chalk $2 , Reeces 26oz $2.95 , = $5.35 with tax ,I paid at 520pm,  I had to wait as it seemed to be a change of shift and the woman was switching cashier draws with a rather moody woman, then Ian came and found me and said everyones in a bar down the road..say no more ! 

We went to the Blue Sky bar Ian bought me a pint of stout which was either Guiness or Murphys, cheers Ian. Then I had another and ordered a chicken pesto pizza which was $11 or so I gave $20 and didn’t ask for change. One young man came in all dressed up like a Cowboy , one of the waitreses looked really moody.   Bar is here   https://earth.google.com/web/@38.84118099,-97.60872182,373.15901872a,229.90013777d,35y,0h,0t,0r  

641pm I took a photo of a small statue of Robert the Bruce they have on the side walk !

We got back to the motel by 717pm, Jeremy, Tom, Steve and Mike going to a local restaurant.( walking I think)   I now have $576 plus some change left. Paul has gone off to a farm on his own to meet someone he knows  to fire guns etc so our decision to drive all the way here seems to have been because of this pre arranged visit he had planned that’s the conclusion a lot of us came to.  Jeremy etc got back 8pm, On tv is animal planet some boat show. I eat my pizza in my Motel room.

I hear Cricket insects at night from our room,

255am  Sound of Crickets at night Salina Kansas storm chase 16May15 255a

Saturday 16th May 2015 tour day 8 by holiday day 9  ( Salina Kansas plan is to drive south again to Ardmore Oklahoma with Lightning photography  at the end of the night )  Tom Drives with Paul up front, Mikes left rear, Steves in middle rear and im on right rear.

Salina   https://earth.google.com/web/@38.84708041,-97.59408599,412.12620586a,45923.63997797d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHpieTIYASABKAI

Paul went 30 miles to the farm he went to last night.

1018am  Days Inn motel Salina Kansas storm chase 16May15 1018a

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gx6rPgYX4xE  road 7o east Topeka sign I can see from my room ( 24sec vid ) my room .

1027am   Days Inn motel Salina Kansas storm chase 16May15 1027a https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwpowW7rY5w  I film the outside of the Motel and our cars, ( my mistake I say Nebraska ! shows how confused I was about where we were ) Today is supposed to be the best Tornado chase we have had so far ….( writing this up 4 years later im sure we saw none )

1027am   Yellow and grey bird  Salina Kansas storm chase holiday  16 May 2015 1027a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_SQlcNLdns  

1029am   Starling bird Salina Kansas storm chase 16May15 1029a https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1ByfKvkLOA  

1035am we leave the Motel in Salina Kansas

1038am wet fields Salina Kansas storm chase 16May15 1038a https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlaemEybqRI  sign for exit 250b Concordia in half a mile  so were on highway 81 heading north   https://earth.google.com/web/@39.57946498,-97.67791268,441.65450544a,42457.26793595d,35y,-0.00000001h,1.8404209t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHQ1eXYYAiABKAI   

1041am we pass mile 94

1043am   Salina airport planes Salina Kansas storm chase 16May15 1043a   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mlCUpko79M  can see a SouthWest Airlines plane on the runway  https://www.southwest.com/

1043am   Menards shop Salina Kansas storm chase 16May15 1043a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErI1M_LFoqw    Menards sponsor cars in the Indy 500 race each year.

1044am   Southwest jet takes off Salina Kansas storm chase 16May15 1044a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEcvnA-6OA4   

1046am Witchita Kansas is 76 miles away , its 72F by 1051am.

1053am McPherson is 17 miles away https://www.google.com/maps/@38.5529634,-97.7559845,10.74z  so were heading south again on the i35 road.

1056am sign for McPherson state Fishing lake/ Maxwell Wildlife refuge exit 72   so were on the i35 going back south  https://earth.google.com/web/@38.56835513,-97.63220992,417.19224287a,16951.69566282d,35y,-0.32715039h,9.16032172t,0r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXRqOTIxbTcYAiABKAI    Paul has internet problems again getting nothing on network 3

1057am Motorbike being towed Salina Kansas storm chase 16May15 1057a https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5zcGYB63bQ  just a 7 second clip

1102am Pawnee rd is 4 miles from Aarons farm that Paul went to .  https://earth.google.com/web/@38.44847303,-97.63960312,463.27506767a,11189.44259693d,35y,0.5394538h,12.02693557t,0r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXRzbGs3NnIYASABKAI

 someone mentions 51st state Adam Sandler , now I cant stand his films and I cant find it listed here https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001191/?ref_=nv_sr_2  

1105am   Mcpherson oil refinery Kansas storm chase 16May15 1105a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrrbifyqUo   ( 1min10 vid ) 

1114am exit 41 , half blue sky with white clouds.

1120am Hesston city limit.  https://earth.google.com/web/@38.13254088,-97.41635844,441.85096735a,29745.81209456d,35y,0.53970828h,12.0616469t,0r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXRzbGs3NnIYASABKAI

1130am Park City is 8 miles away ,  https://earth.google.com/web/@37.80047568,-97.33071768,410.04899231a,41374.09008672d,35y,0.07041609h,1.86747473t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHRicGsYAiABKAI  this is just north of Wichita Kansas

1138am   Park City & Ditch witch signs Kansas storm chase 16May15 1138a https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sucfzwaYleQ 

someone tells me use Adobe Premier Pro software to edit sound out of my videos !  with the amount of swearing etc on hundreds of my videos when I got home it would have taken my a month or 2 full time to edit my videos so to save time I just uploaded them as is.

1147am   Lot of trains & bird Wichita Kansas storm chase 16May15 1147a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19_Xyy4s3X0  

1148am  Storm Drain between roads Wichita Kansas storm chase 16May15 1148a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gG6_bJsrB4  looks like a straight concrete river to side of road

1151am   Arkansas river and Mike and scrap cars Wichita Kansas storm chase holiday 16 May 2015 1151a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwBlOOWSFqo    

1151am  were driving through Wichita  https://earth.google.com/web/@37.62581704,-97.32577839,389.84803261a,2018.2389716d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXRnejVfajYYAiABKAI   I see this is where Cessna planes are built .

$110million lotto advert, rd 235 exit 1c we pass, also sign for highway 81 exit 1a 47th street in half a mile ,

1152am  Toll road & Mike sees triangle Wichita Kansas storm chase 16May15 1152a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3EbCa6xAf0   see storms on our laptop screen , “ she was fit “

1156am Mulvane is 6 miles away , were told someone called Eric Guyan commited suicide . ( 4 years later I have no idea who that is so fill me in if you can )

16 May 2015   1205pm Oklahoma city is 135 miles away, radarweather.com is free to use .

1212pm toll booth, mile 17 by 1213pm, skys dark now.

1220pm i35 mile 6

1225pm we get to Oklahoma  https://earth.google.com/web/@37.02284121,-97.32193596,347.61784766a,66838.54789448d,35y,2.40481359h,47.672668t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHRicGsYASABKAI

1228pm exit 230 on i35, we have a loo break till 1245pm I got some leaflets.

1232pm State of Oklahoma sign storm chase 16May15 1232p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7yI0FwP5Og  

1245pm Steve says all the girls arnt enjoying the chasing now.

1245pm  outflow boundary Oklahoma storm chase holiday 16 May 2015 1245p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5IV5_SYAAg   

1251pm Clouds grow Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 1251p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iql4hq_bByo  

1254pm  Fried Pies & outflow boundary explained Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 1254p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3GXPXoRx9Q   minus 55 temps etc

1256pm Noble county https://earth.google.com/web/@36.40989014,-97.15653915,328.26265457a,105736.41891729d,35y,0.15642617h,2.91998121t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMG14dG4YAiABKAI  its 81f by 1259pm ,

 by 1pm its 78miles to Oklahoma city, exit 194 at 104pm , rain is starting now. Dead Armadillo.

113pm   Crop spraying Helicopter Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 113p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y55zG7KdRiM   see our bags piled up in the boot of the car

119pm  Helium carrying truck Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 119p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT2a5xDLvbc   

16 may 2015  128pm Logan county. They are using a Dell Laptop on the dashboard it lasts 5mins as old so if Paul plugs loose ? loose all data = no Barrons weather system ( some technical issue they were having)

134pm  Kickapoo Casino etc Guthrie Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 134p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB47inbLGOw   

142pm exit 146, 142pm Pauls laptop gets a BSOD Blue screen of death ( Microsoft Windows Operating system software  has had a major crash ) no GPS on red laptop too ( so was there 2 laptops in the car ? ) he says every .. thing is going wrong today .

146pm    Edmond Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 146p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtfjoJE_tOc  so were just north of Oklahoma City  https://earth.google.com/web/@35.65189918,-97.48931527,361.89657973a,29441.73979136d,35y,-0h,0t,0r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXcwc2RjdDkYASABKAI    

146pm,  We cross Route 66 road Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 146p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTUZO7KppsA    where the 44 road meets the i35 seems to be the route 66 place, I seem to be looking at a map not my map book, see a vw beetle too.

148pm  Join the gold rush crst truck Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 148p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrnJWI8nELs  

152pm  Huge American flag Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 152p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eJdNar1p94   

153pm  Red dirt & toll road prices Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 153p

2pm  Swadleys bbq van maur & pep boys Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 2pm  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xdEycqoMaY     I love my rubber duckies !

202pm I see a business jet flying pretty low

16 May 2015  205pm 16may15  mile 122 , pay.com ,

205pm   Paycom building Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 205p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0udWdLHOr8    7501 W Memorial Rd

Oklahoma City, OK 73142,  were on the John Kilpatrick turnpike toll road at the top west of Oklahoma city , info Paul looks at says the storms will go severe and produce Tornados https://earth.google.com/web/@35.61052834,-97.64865447,349.34378672a,0d,60y,1.78857849h,93.06899073t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFjM3EzZnhzMRgBIAEoAiIaChZUYWF0VmNydVR2aUhQY25KbHc2elZREAIso

 

209pm $1.15 toll to pay

214pm Llama animals Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 214p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rpi4vxUntRU 

216pm   Houses and road bridge Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 216p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUAeL2_57Y8   

218pm   Xerox factory past Oklahoma city storm chase 16May15 218p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYudcimQNbQ  

220pm exit 136 so we went around Oklahoma city https://earth.google.com/web/@35.48183574,-97.44297942,365.86158916a,109577.15109408d,35y,0.15642634h,2.92171171t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMG14dG4YASABKAI  

221pm   Yukon home of Garth Brookes & USA flag Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 221p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_O9JpefsXI   https://earth.google.com/web/@35.4993158,-97.69844576,387.83864577a,30812.61357918d,35y,-0.05119121h,10.06175967t,360r  

222pm El Reno Oklahoma is 10 miles away  https://earth.google.com/web/@35.54413024,-97.88089506,426.42518035a,53948.5155106d,35y,0.15637768h,2.89664353t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMG14dG4YASABKAI

222pm I see about 6 police motorbikes stopped together at the side of the road.

223pm   Stafford air & Space Museum ad Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 223p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqdGw3YE-bM   

224pm   Truck & Steel pipe stockyard Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 224p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGmaslAYm14   Budget van too,

226pm   Police escort hundreds of bikers Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 226p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuEEiWcB_E4  

227pm   El Reno Tornado damage Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 227p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEcNOPvpCKQ     ( 56sec vid ) damaged tress near Oklahoma City .

We stop at a Subway for lunch mine is $4.90 its just a 10 min stop it’s a rush job far too rushed for my liking. I assume this was in El Reno https://www.subway.com/en-US/FindAStore      this is one of the Subways we might have gone to be sure as didn’t write it down https://earth.google.com/web/@35.51166726,-97.97268948,430.31111512a,0d,60y,315.00132891h,88.42906067t,0r/data=CgAiGgoWZUY4WGNTOF9yTzM3cERDLWlWcjgxURACcant

255pm  Sign for El Reno Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 255p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5czIljDZfr8   

16 may 2015  302pm Weatherford is 34 miles away so we seem to be heading west now  on the i40 rd  https://earth.google.com/web/@35.53026597,-98.35059188,467.51533474a,83980.72708156d,35y,0.15646356h,0t,0r 

3pm   Oil refinery Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 3p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUoP4PgLDlQ 

303pm mile 112 om i40 west , its cloudy and windy now 76f

309pm   River & weather report Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 309p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6DQGMPClfA   

316pm exit 95 , the storm were heading for is about 100 miles away coming at 33mph towards us . near exit 82 I see a fighter jet . it’s a stationary F4 plane maybe , I look this are up here https://earth.google.com/web/@35.53688871,-98.67006739,494.27436349a,0d,45.26446714y,23.81462975h,81.55918218t,0r/data=CgAiGgoWZnFHUjRxWlp1UUVXdnZNcHhKallXdxAC it must have been Staford Air and Space museum airport  https://staffordmuseum.org/      this says its on historic route 66,  an F4 Phantom shows here and by the road in Google Earth  https://staffordmuseum.org/exhibits/    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonnell_Douglas_F-4_Phantom_II   so were in Wetherford ,    I do recall on one of the days we saw a few planes on the ground and Paul asked if we wanted to stop to see them and take a break as we had time but no one other than me seemed interested .

322pm  Meth drug advert & truck & boat Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 322p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuC0BcNV09Q   Hydro Coop OKLA , that’s  here https://earth.google.com/web/@35.54443637,-98.57836832,458.22497559a,0d,60y,70.41372818h,101.07367931t,0r/data=CgAiGgoWb3NtNVRFZUFmamQtYnkxWlBfam1OZxAC 

324pm  The maize & cattle Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 324p

326pm  Staford Air & Space Museum F4 phantom etc Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 326p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcBdUEWKXN4   https://earth.google.com/web/@35.53977769,-98.6687791,486.09722636a,3369.84605547d,35y,0h,0t,0r 

335pm Elk city is 32miles away so were not far from Clinton which has a Route 66 Museum https://earth.google.com/web/@35.51057203,-98.99529195,485.26588556a,11094.71704629d,35y,0h,0t,0r   I can see cloud bases a bit now. I wonder if Hillary Clintons family comes from here !

340pm Pauls looking at the laptop says brief one went up at Amarillo one in Wyoming and one in Arizona ( tornado risks ??)   , I see the free 720z steak advert near a Days Inn as we pass exit 65a, https://earth.google.com/web/@35.50694839,-98.98072283,488.08315074a,4222.02927433d,53.00818136y,0h,0t,0r  so wer just south of Clinton on the i40 heading west this is Route 66 ,

341pm   Clintons museum & dark cloud Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 341p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkM6TNjHARs     Paul isn’t confident anymore about the storm in western Oklahoma  its gone down from a definite to a maybe for the Tornado risk.

346pm exit 57 on i40 were heading towards Elk City . 356pm were 8 miles from Elk City . https://earth.google.com/web/@35.36363304,-99.48451522,662.86856506a,100363.78463421d,35y,-0.05125984h,10.17050727t,0r 

401pm Bar s foods co & cut fields etc Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 401p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCqM7i-o8nw    Holiday Inn express, Paul can see a base on a storm somewhere on laptop.

16 May 2015    407pm we go south on road 34 https://earth.google.com/web/@35.35126681,-99.52541801,621.50887756a,32340.85177056d,35y,0h,0t,0r   we see a Camel , a Zebra and an Elk etc ! real ones

410pm   Exotic animal ranch reindeer zebra Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 410p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyMBZMMyr3k   mike has never seen a Zebra before .

. we stop for 10mins to decide what direction to go . we photo flowers  and a yellow butterfly etc.

416pm  Holly holds yellow Butterfly Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 416p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcWg6B6gLJM   

419pm Hornet insect & flowers Sayre Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 419p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDFYxHrcvE4  impresive close up.  https://earth.google.com/web/@35.28599513,-99.62696579,546.57635304a,9036.87033869d,53.00818136y,0h,0t,0r   

420pm   Red wild flowers Sayre Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 420p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSG4p2APIrA   beautiful flowers,

back driving by 432pm, we go south on rd 283  https://earth.google.com/web/@35.15404183,-99.53281059,511.44076598a,65311.91470549d,35y,0h,0t,0r   

426pm   Eagle hunting Sayre Oklahoma storm chase 16may15 426p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRqw3_WjFp0 

440pm   North fork Red River & bird Sayre Oklahoma storm chase 16may15 440p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhKbQZok4gc    

448pm  Base of storm cloud Sayre Oklahoma storm chase 16may15 448p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8C-Lvp4uDE 

450pm lightning to our right

451pm   Tornado warning Magnum Oklahoma storm chase 16may15 451p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_kEHjA2iUE     https://earth.google.com/web/@35.03773065,-99.45538903,532.67695413a,71679.71574498d,53.00818136y,0h,0t,0r    so were on the 283 rd. , were in the dry still.

453pm  Mountains Magnum Oklahoma storm chase 16may15 453p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EA3AZ75bWhU   these look like decent sized hills / mountain range.

455pm   Storm clouds rd9 Magnum Oklahoma storm chase 16may15 455p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYnjkDRYKYA       https://earth.google.com/web/@34.88676338,-99.5038405,491.1981052a,7287.25306852d,53.00818136y,-0h,0t,0r    

458pm Magnum Oklahoma  https://earth.google.com/web/@34.85206551,-99.51396296,480.08876523a,71065.99961453d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHo2N3MYAiABKAI population 3010 in 2010 , then we go north on rd 44

5pm  Great Western trail info Magnum Oklahoma storm chase 16may15 5p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9_f7_vxl6Q   worth looking at this , pause the video to try read it about 1866 onwards when long horn cattle came through here . were going to drive a couple of miles and themn stop to watch the storms come towards us . The storm near elk City that we passed about 4pm is now tornado warned !  omg ,

502pm Paul says we should drive 5 more miles as the storms starting to shape up now

513pm   Quadcopters Drones & Lightning storm Magnum Oklahoma storm chase holiday 16 may 2015 513p

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCi1x8Fn96I   Drones flown by some people near where we have stopped and got out of the cars , were still by US highway 283. , 2mins43 see lightning, streaming is on in our car, 3min25 lightning, , I say Hollys prediction is coming true ( not sure what she had said before ) mosquito spray is needed .

515pm   Crickets & Lightning & Mamatus clouds Magnum Oklahoma storm chase 16may15 515p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbfJdxqzf9I   ( imin41 vid ) I say I heard crickets last night, lightning at 1min, were going to move again.

517pm   We move on from Storm US hwy 283 ncr 2020 Magnum Oklahoma storm chase holiday 16 may 2015 517p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfRgnGneyB4 

Lightning at 29seconds, were leaving the little dirt road weve been stopped at for a little while, small green road signs say US HWY 283 , NCR 2020  https://earth.google.com/web/search/ncr+2020+oklahoma/@34.85643486,-99.37034491,471.55252824a,500d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCRk98KfwdkFAEQvRn1hAX0FAGVJ71jO0z1jAIfjPWExU7FjA  so we have gone east of Magnum by about 7.6miles.

522pm  Quartz Mountain Magnum Oklahoma storm chase 16may15 522p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=al0k-boJG-I   north 44 road ,  https://earth.google.com/web/@34.91835645,-99.32148076,488.24463888a,19450.73631817d,35y,-0.01955804h,11.16852807t,0r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMDJxODlfaxgCIAEoAg 

523pm  its 9 miles to Lone Wolf  https://earth.google.com/web/@34.93497329,-99.23093164,501.08532424a,50010.19562778d,35y,-0.00000009h,0.60166339t,360r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHo2eHMYAiABKAI 

524pm   Quartz Mountain 72mph storm Magnum Oklahoma storm chase 16may15 524p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9FtkN68XH0    a hilly area

526pm  Mountains no base on storm Magnum Oklahoma storm chase 16may15 526p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tlc2aIr8ktU   its raining, Mike took 407 pictures in order to get 3 pictures of lightning at the last spot we stopped at. 3 PBS’s Paul says ? hes thinking info on laptop is an error.

Sat 16 May 2015 531pm Sentinel is 14 miles away https://earth.google.com/web/@35.11565353,-99.15577637,506.08620327a,48997.02377051d,35y,-0.00000025h,0.60156847t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHo2eHMYAiABKAI  on the north 44 rd, its raining. Possible base to storm but very hard to see to the left. They put a liquid called Rain-X on our cars windscreen to repel water , I bought some when back in the UK and you can drive without the wipers on !  rotation on the storm near Altus https://earth.google.com/web/@34.71367628,-99.21093918,402.83102013a,129759.35909774d,35y,0.00000011h,0.39873919t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHo2amMYAiABKAI  were going east on the storm near Altus https://www.google.com/maps/place/Altus,+OK,+USA/@34.6102404,-99.4846239,10.5z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x87ab64ec18dc2d4f:0xacb0762d79ecd227!8m2!3d34.637765!4d-99.3340442   reminds me possibly day 1 at a Gas station Ian asked us to clean the car windows which we all eagerly did as we all wanted clean windows to see and in my case film through.

539pm  Leave Granite head for Elk City Oklahoma storm chase holiday 16 may 2015 539p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhhMB8DKuCg  ( 22sec video) we decide to head towards Elk City .

539pm we decide to head for Elk city , we pass a Sunnys deli , Subway and  Bancfirst ATM , its raining, so I think we were on highway9 in Granite   https://earth.google.com/web/search/ncr+2020+oklahoma/@34.95798715,-99.37768176,491.80429077a,0d,83.46310537y,148.74830428h,80.40170329t,0r/data=CigiJgokCRk98KfwdkFAEQvRn1hAX0FAGVJ71jO0z1jAIfjPWExU7FjAIhoKFm9XcWctWDlfSE5jX0g3NHBNVmpVdFEQAg

540pm junction 183, 542pm north on 183 rd, we head for Elk City Oklahoma now which is where I said we should go hours before ! ( I must have seen the laptop earlier and made a prediction of where to go and I turned out to be right ) . So were west of Oklahoma City .

544pm   Were 6 miles from Rocky https://www.google.com/maps/place/Altus,+OK,+USA/@35.2341487,-99.2919035,10.5z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x87ab64ec18dc2d4f:0xacb0762d79ecd227!8m2!3d34.637765!4d-99.3340442   theres a Tornado warning there now.

549pm  Radio Tornado warning Beckham county Oklahoma storm chase 16may15 549p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=my_LQPsbbqs    so were south of Clinton

550pm were 11 miles from Cordell , I assume its New Cordell on this map  https://www.google.com/maps/place/Altus,+OK,+USA/@35.2583475,-99.0661465,11.75z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x87ab64ec18dc2d4f:0xacb0762d79ecd227!8m2!3d34.637765!4d-99.3340442  we stop at 550pm, we turn around and double back on the way we just drove.

601pm   Severe thunderstorm & Tornado warning Hobart Oklahoma storm chase 16may15 601p (9mins54 vid )  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQsL59D2BFI   you are in a life threatening situation !  https://earth.google.com/web/@35.06544547,-99.10264892,473.01820304a,71567.33590962d,35y,-0.00816515h,12.07020571t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHo2eGYYAiABKAI   1min14 were told a Tornado is 30 miles south of us , 2mins09 storms on laptop, unanswered question, storms moving at 45mph, 3mins30 Tornado warning over the radio  , 7min18 Hobart on a water tower, 8min20 Tornado warning again, 8min38 kind of looks like a Tornado,

16 may 2015  603pm we have zero visibility

610pm Were at Roosevelt Oklahoma  , strong rain can barely see the road were on the 183 rd going south. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Roosevelt,+OK+73564,+USA/@34.8357361,-99.0684008,11.25z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x87ac87daca75f971:0xe60afe2a80ad4f3d!8m2!3d34.8486737!4d-99.0217429

610pm   In rain Humphreys Oklahoma storm chase 16may15 610p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lmb0rokpXRg   I film the laptop and my map.  https://earth.google.com/web/@34.54872689,-99.20966138,427.92648345a,36199.10843752d,35y,-0.00379272h,12.63778693t,0r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMDRiaHl2bhgCIAEoAg   so were south east of Altus,

637pm,   Huge Tornado buried in rain Elk City Oklahoma storm chase 16may15 637p    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXjibJDeAwc   can see the storm on the laptop, this is a 26min long video, I have us at near Roosevelt  https://earth.google.com/web/@34.85539893,-98.97123479,480.95997278a,28194.644026d,35y,-0.00379205h,12.62212481t,360r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMDRiaHl2bhgBIAEoAg   were 8 miles from a Tornado ,by 4mins15 I film laptop it shows Storm is west of Lawton  https://earth.google.com/web/@34.65731741,-98.81424742,408.64168528a,137878.89120447d,35y,-0.00380179h,12.83673673t,0r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMDRiaHl2bhgBIAEoAg  were doing 55mph in the car , 8mins23 we hear Tornado sirens !!!  by 9mins17 Paul says its near Tipton https://earth.google.com/web/@34.49904448,-99.15717359,426.73762487a,40961.61930347d,35y,-0.00379317h,12.64710534t,0r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMDRiaHl2bhgBIAEoAg    were 5 miles from a Tornado, 11mins14 we cross a railway track, ive worked out this is Snyder Oklahoma  https://earth.google.com/web/@34.66069982,-98.95193065,418.11471558a,0d,60y,168.72480199h,90.38980014t,0r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMDRiaHl2bhgBIAEoAiIaChZHbnJJVUpZeVNqYldKRXNpYThfY1lREAI   so were going south on the 183 road,

11mins50 the storm gets a hook , at 13mins I open window to get bit of footage of the storm,13mins18 is here https://earth.google.com/web/@34.64099489,-98.96017679,419.02350244a,0d,68.81841274y,278.65118922h,83.50064647t,0r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMDRiaHl2bhgBIAEoAiIaChZYWENObDh4YkZCQTdQNG9hS0o5R2t3EAI  

 

 14mins21 is worth looking at ! , at 17mins52 were told its on the road at Manitou  https://earth.google.com/web/@34.50763988,-98.9686872,381.93495113a,27249.48154955d,35y,-0.00379195h,12.62027634t,0r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMDRiaHl2bhgBIAEoAg   18mins20 loads of other storm chasers ! , 24min10 we pass a KOKO5 vehicle says Oklahomas most accurate Forecast on it, by 25mins Tom says were near an Army base , where ?? Paul says we will go about another 5 miles. https://militarybases.com/oklahoma/  Fort Sill is near Lawton or Altus AFB is near Altus maybe Tome means one of those.    Were somewhere in this area at the end of my video https://earth.google.com/web/@34.54881887,-98.89261839,388.38279452a,67567.72332885d,35y,-0.00379556h,12.6991641t,0r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMDRiaHl2bhgBIAEoAg  12 May 2019 I work out the Tornado we failed to see was in Elmer Oklahoma , https://earth.google.com/web/search/elmer/@34.47190199,-98.96505305,412.29966564a,104247.74804017d,35y,0.00738606h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCa-0bBtGcEJAEWogRtJqoD9AGTdyvTPz6lbAIXvmnzoxLlrA   we were close but not close enough and  failed to see it , loads of other Storm chasers got video of it see 909PM  area of these notes of mine for video of it someone else got , really sucks that we misses this .

643pm    Twisting storm 100mph rfd winds Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 643p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NtTvDERgHs   ( 5min31 vid )   we get out of the cars to film, 1min36 lightning, 1min50 thunder, then we dive back in at 3mins rfd coming behind us at 100mph ! rear flank downdraft, were somewhere near Lawton https://earth.google.com/web/@34.57121482,-98.4758607,354.64382574a,92546.20065006d,35y,-0.00379776h,12.74803876t,0r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMDRiaHl2bhgBIAEoAg 

650pm Tornado Supercell smashed car Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 650p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baDA593-Tg0    ( 5min25 vid ) were out of the cars again near a main road, 1min04 lightning, inflow being dragged into the storm, Tornado is buried in there, 2min45 Mads gets photo taken by me ,3min42 lightning, 3min53 car with smashed windscreen, 4mins57 man stops to tell us were looking at RFD ,

653pm were wondering if mountains in area might break apart these storms.

654pm Radar of Supercell storms near Lawton Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 654p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZXNFejhMyA   ( 28 sec vid ) laptop shows what were chasing west of Lawton

655pm  Post Oak creek towards Lawton Oklahoma storm chase holiday 16 May 2015 655p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KxKSNY8k1w     somewhere near Highway 62 here I guess   https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Post+Oak+Creek/@34.629348,-98.7216341,16z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x87acee6c4661680d:0x2874ecac8dd5988a!8m2!3d34.6740702!4d-98.738943  so were around 5 miles west of Cache at this point   https://earth.google.com/web/@34.62998088,-98.67335024,397.86331126a,9331.18283293d,35y,359.99998682h,0t,0r 

655pm https://earth.google.com/web/@34.63065293,-98.72015848,397.08327089a,2319.47600543d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFidzdqemJfeRgBIAEoAg  so were on Highway 62 heading east towards Lawton

657pm   Tornado damage to trailer park Lawton Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 657p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YS6MkZ2tZfU      damage from a couple of weeks ago we are told, Mike wants the hazard lights on for some reason.

658pm I filmed a Supercell  with a Tornado inside it were told. We drive on further. ### where my video ? I guess I mean the laptop shows a supercell !

658pm were 1 mile from Cache https://www.google.com/maps/place/Roosevelt,+OK+73564,+USA/@34.661584,-98.68171,11.25z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x87ac87daca75f971:0xe60afe2a80ad4f3d!8m2!3d34.8486737!4d-99.0217429 

Heart- alone is on in the car 

7pm 15 miles to Lawton

704pm  Radio warning severe thunderstorm Lawton Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 704p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J77SDBIxYmA    ( 1min53 vid ) Paul realises we could have taken the 115 rd down ? , 39 sec we pass Blue Beaver Creek, were on rd 62 https://earth.google.com/web/search/Blue+Beaver+Creek,+Oklahoma,+USA/@34.63103691,-98.53175948,380.24209633a,2252.82612987d,47.68111937y,0h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCeAX9-8qVEFAES6u_U4aTUFAGWQbqv_WpljAIXMfo1dZr1jA  

706pm  Shops Target Ford T j Maxx Lawton Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 706p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kCnvc3df5U ( 1min15 vid )  were looking at 2 Supercells on the laptop. Found a place called Laugh out loud here( didn’t see it just found on map when looking around )  https://earth.google.com/web/search/Blue+Beaver+Creek,+Oklahoma,+USA/@34.63045744,-98.47666906,364.12073136a,722.30299803d,47.68111937y,-0h,0.35592154t,0r/data=CigiJgokCeAX9-8qVEFAES6u_U4aTUFAGWQbqv_WpljAIXMfo1dZr1jA  36sec we pass Billingsly Ford here https://earth.google.com/web/search/Blue+Beaver+Creek,+Oklahoma,+USA/@34.62967905,-98.48869631,372.40551447a,2005.54302436d,47.68111937y,0.00000002h,0.35599321t,0r/data=CigiJgokCeAX9-8qVEFAES6u_U4aTUFAGWQbqv_WpljAIXMfo1dZr1jA 

707pm Lawton city limits

713pm   Supercell south Tornado warned & cops Lawton Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 713p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8CfdXkN290    mosquito in our car, lots of shop signs

715pm  Shops in Lawton Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 715p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLHBsp6yIgY   

717pm   Shops & trucks Lawton Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 717p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vBXh413dK8  

720pm  Where storm chasers are & warning Lawton Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 720p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Xsh_BLHQek   Tornado is 7 miles north of Cache which is west of Lawton https://www.google.com/maps/place/Cache,+OK+73527,+USA/@34.5851928,-98.7464047,9z/data=!4m8!1m2!2m1!1scache+usa!3m4!1s0x87ace6777386d7b5:0xd006bc0edf925ed5!8m2!3d34.6295165!4d-98.6286741   that’s south west of Oklahoma City

721pm were east on rd 44 were trying to see more, they recon Moore Oklahoma may get hit in a while !  ( Lawton is 72miles in a straight line from Moore)

724pm   Threatnet we in Lawton Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 724p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FiZKzxdKus   look at what were chasing on the computer.

726pm  Radio Tornado warning 8miles away Lawton Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 726p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhjTfQ2zwtc   ( 1min16 vid )  were on the 62 Highway, 56sec see storm on laptop,

732pm Almost A Tornado wish we stayed Lawton Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 732p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YDqQqHk2bY     ( 1min41 vid ) Paul thinks there will be a Tornado soon , we have stopped the cars to film the storm, 1min02 Porter Hill fire dept building so were here https://earth.google.com/web/search/Blue+Beaver+Creek,+Oklahoma,+USA/@34.7824156,-98.3880344,392.89950561a,0d,90y,303.74031516h,78.89827022t,0r/data=CigiJgokCeAX9-8qVEFAES6u_U4aTUFAGWQbqv_WpljAIXMfo1dZr1jAIhoKFjBSUVFfd2FEU0dQdkRpczBnWUY5ZUEQAg  where the 277 rd meets the 62 rd so were close to Lake Ellsworth , 1min25 lightning, people are using loo in gas station.

We stop at a Gas station somewhere there is almost a Tornado and lightning until 734pm.

Steve tells me about mega.co.nz  a website to share files to. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mega_(service)  Kim Dotcom a man in New Zealand founded it and  is on twitter here  https://twitter.com/KimDotcom  

735pm  Supercells we chase on laptop Lawton Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 735p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf57OiZnEHQ  ( 52sec vid ) were in rain now,

739pm  If gone north seen Tornado Lawton Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 739p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCb58RPdDLs   ( 1min36 vid )  we just missed seeing Tornado today that was rain wrapped we are told, . Were going to get on the 277 rd soon, were in Elgin  https://earth.google.com/web/search/Blue+Beaver+Creek,+Oklahoma,+USA/@34.77976843,-98.30289251,383.22599264a,5101.46638329d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCeAX9-8qVEFAES6u_U4aTUFAGWQbqv_WpljAIXMfo1dZr1jA 

740pm were 4 miles from Fletcher so that puts us near Elgin   https://earth.google.com/web/@34.81655155,-98.27247551,412.13760829a,43582.30638382d,35y,0h,0t,0r 

741pm Steve says is when he thinks he saw a Tornado ive seen a photo of what he saw and it does to my eye look like something he showed me the photo on 23 may 2019 to the left of 3 metal silo things.

743pm   got out at a small gas stop filmed a bit of lightning for 2 mins then we drive until 750pm, then we stop at the side of the road to avoid rain, its 67f by 758pm. Crazy rain when were driving.

745pm  lightning Lawton Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 745p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGvG889TlJM   ( 45 sec vid )  were out of the cars near 3 silver farm silos. Lightning at 18sec, at 40seconds great lightning bolt especially if you can pause video at exact right point.

748pm  Lightning near 3 silver silos Lawton Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 748p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeptW-UOhY0   ( 1min50 )  were out of the cars , Wildcat Express building at end of video so were in a place called Fletcher  https://earth.google.com/web/@34.82628285,-98.24790004,419.70436308a,0d,67.57036483y,25.24336407h,90.50214117t,0r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXRmdGxxazcYASABKAIiGgoWU0tIejlPVzJZaVlzMU4zb3d2VW80dxAC   

Cyril ( a place) is about 6 miles from this location , we didn’t stop here so im confused that Steve seems to think he saw a Tornado here as I write up my notes now in May 2019 4 years later ! Cyril is in Caddo county so I found this https://www.weather.gov/oun/tornadodata-county-ok-caddo  that lists by CST time https://www.timeanddate.com/time/zones/cst that has Tornado reported at 655pm and 701pm,  https://time.is/Oklahoma_City    so this sighting by Steve makes no sense to me, if im wrong and he proves im wrong ill be happy for him.

817pm   Heavy rain past Cement Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 817p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iw87G7xBfmk   ( 16mins02 long video that ends at 817pm so begins at 801pm )   This is the time frame where Steve thinks he saw a Tornado , Storm has lost its circulation , were driving in heavy rain and its pretty dark ,  https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Porter+Hill+Fire+Department/@34.927107,-98.1339339,13z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xcfa6e587a5f37acd!8m2!3d34.7826079!4d-98.3881943  

824pm   Heavy rain driving Chickasha Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 824p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w73wXVc0FLE  ( 5min34 vid )  theres rotation on what we just drove through , sounds like wer in Valero https://earth.google.com/web/@34.96223913,-97.9540735,348.52528266a,5514.40516864d,35y,0h,0t,0r   taking the 277 north , then we will get on the 19 rd south east, nothing really to see.

838pm   Drive in Heavy rain near Moore Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 838p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuWvE7Nbzmo  ( 10min37 vid )  its almost impossible to see the road ! Tom earned his money today , this may well be the part of our trip ive been trying to find for ages, I know theres part of the trip where visibility was terrible and quite frankly I realise just how risky it is to have to drive in conditions this bad .there was one dip in the road before a hill where I recall the whole vehicle had a wiggle, 3mins47 see where we were south west or Moore,  5mins 30 the storms developing on the East were trying to get out of it . 6mins40 once your In a core your in serious trouble. 8mins40 Storm warning Tornado warning on radio ,   https://earth.google.com/web/@34.95945079,-97.86144687,342.07797757a,13579.75472321d,35y,0h,0t,0r 

853pm  1400 mile storm Threatnet Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 853p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRoiOQ3A30E  ( 13min 53vid ) its pitch black, Mike asks for a copy of the route but doesn’t get an answer,  40sec see our route ,  Paul says we misses a rain wrapped Tornado due to the route he chose . 2min48 see the 1400 mile line of storms on the computer, 3min43 warning cuts into music on radio, were thinking to book hotel in 20miles or so , 10min50 were thankfull our drivers Tom and Ian  have done so well not to crash ! , 12mins list of Tornados Paul thinks Steve ( and me hopefully) saw the one at Cyril  ( go back to 745pm to 748pm in my notes that has to be the time/ area we were in that location )         check my footage I don’t recall seeing a Tornado so Steve if you did film something here id love to see your footage eg put it on Youtube https://earth.google.com/web/@34.904481,-98.21912875,410.20114891a,20608.05578474d,35y,3.23324151h,21.01380073t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHo0Z2gYAiABKAI 13mins07 Paul thinks the one Steve’s talking about was when we were near Geronimo which was what time ? heres where Geronimo is  https://earth.google.com/web/@34.48231254,-98.39192166,322.51940094a,13539.80618379d,35y,-4.46891691h,14.15653026t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHo1MncYAiABKAI  actually that doesn’t make sense ! we didn’t go past Geronimo you can see it on the map and its not near where we drove , heres where Geronimo is https://earth.google.com/web/@34.5933757,-98.38641864,326.64292564a,115212.62602905d,35y,0h,14.37968745t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHo1MncYAiABKAI   so I assume Steve made a mistake ?? , Steve on the CB radio at the end of my video ! 

16 May 2015  906pm we stop for a loo break I buy 5x 59cents Candy Corn to take home.

909pm  Tornado warning Gas & Go Lindsay  Oklahoma storm chase 16May15 909p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXu__RNDq5o  ( 4min45 vid ) were stopped at a store, were in Lindsay https://earth.google.com/web/@34.83641477,-97.59615527,302.20366838a,20208.3760696d,35y,0h,0t,0r     exact gas station here https://earth.google.com/web/search/gas+and+co+lindsay/@34.836511,-97.59905143,301.00866949a,0d,60y,120.70652111h,78.57044207t,0r/data=CigiJgokCXsPOvCma0FAEbgRwvG7akFAGU-mn3KRZ1jAIcXctYgAaFjAIhoKFjFVdS1sdWFWaDZHQW5fU2NpTE9BR3cQAg 

  see the storms on our laptop screen, 15 miles to the i35 then 35 miles to Ardmore .  https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ardmore,+OK+73401,+USA/@34.140821,-97.5501138,9.75z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x864d29af8f1faf9d:0x97fc0930be92d4b2!8m2!3d34.1742611!4d-97.1436254   1min07 see some of our route on a map, 2mins we begin driving again, were shown a Tornado in Elmer that were told nearly hit us ! , cant find that exact video Paul was looking at but heres another I found on Youtube  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYjwIDk0RV4    Elmer is 10.4 miles south of Altus  https://earth.google.com/web/search/elmer/@34.48178672,-99.35288766,402.61772171a,6802.81379962d,35y,0.00738608h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCa-0bBtGcEJAEWogRtJqoD9AGTdyvTPz6lbAIXvmnzoxLlrA  

914pm Ian has booked a hotel for us now,  were listening to a radio station talking about the weather , were heading to Ardmore.( Two Frogs.)   Its pitch black outside the car. Tim Marshall has got picture of storm Pauls looking at on laptop. https://earth.google.com/web/@34.23112203,-97.13702915,264.2467812a,162465.59366986d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHo0bDgYAiABKAI 

921pm  radio Norman at risk Maysville Oklahoma storm chase holiday 16 May 2015 921p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1LjrNabvX0  ( 3min16 vid ) https://earth.google.com/web/search/elmer/@34.82532719,-97.48008858,282.70440485a,37335.98414894d,35y,0.00738605h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCa-0bBtGcEJAEWogRtJqoD9AGTdyvTPz6lbAIXvmnzoxLlrA   from 2mins19 can see bit of laptop screen.

921pm we hear on radio Norman is at risk, Finish line gas station we pass says prices : unleaded 2.55.9, premium 285.9, diesel 265.9 , radio saying another 90 mins to 2 hours for the storms to clear Oklahoma city area. I think we might be near Maysville  https://earth.google.com/web/@34.74235356,-97.48047524,308.36790509a,62470.46711013d,35y,1.07261931h,0t,0r    so were on highway 19,

931pm  we near Turnerfalls Tornado warning on radio Oklahoma storm chase holiday 16 May 2015 931p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-F60WVlZRY    

931pm radio says storms haven’t got to Pauls Valley yet ,  https://earth.google.com/web/@34.74900317,-97.23310923,262.90736943a,28004.18275223d,35y,3.36875607h,1.63262443t,0r   which is pretty much where we are now . Tornado warning comes on in the car , east central Lincoln county and central Oklahoma ! we turn south onto the i35 road,   we will be passing Turner falls waterfalls soon   https://earth.google.com/web/@34.43657772,-97.16859119,339.27316916a,142017.05613663d,35y,0.57069869h,7.76562056t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMGI5OTV2GAIgASgC   theres also a severe storm west of Ardmore where were driving too !

935pm were going south on i35 sometime before 935pm. More lightning some times. Its now dark and were on the way to a Motel 6  Ian booked a bit earlier. Exit 66 by 935pm, that puts us close to Wynnwood  https://earth.google.com/web/@34.67054968,-97.22653646,263.18067267a,33675.51658556d,35y,0h,0t,0r 

943pm Pauls having internet problems. We pass exit 55 gas food lodging, Chickasaw country welcome center next right   https://earth.google.com/web/@34.50439357,-97.17295446,260.95410159a,1098.1781134d,35y,0.00791632h,7.59808963t,-0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMGI5OTV2GAEgASgC its pitch black but the car headlights light up the reflective road signs, its 82degrees outside. Paul asks if we will watch the streams when we get home of the next tours he will be doing. ( in May 2019 they are not doing live streams this season for some reason )

946pm were 1 mile from Turner Falls the lovely waterfall we went to days ago.  https://earth.google.com/web/@34.42697254,-97.13189865,315.43646624a,9440.38010577d,35y,0h,0t,0r  

952pm Comanche is 1 mile away https://earth.google.com/web/@34.2955882,-97.74761968,296.56864445a,183100.40641699d,35y,-0h,0t,0r

1030pm we get to a Motel 6 , I have a very quick change of clothes then we go out to Applebys for food by 1045pm. It must have been here https://earth.google.com/web/@34.17198897,-97.1644482,258.17908113a,173.29056648d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFiOHY3dGQwYxgBIAEoAg   right next to Two Frogs grill we had been to days ago.

 I  have a triple bacon burger with fries and 2 ciders for $25 . they have the weather on a tv in there then it rained with more lightning. Back to motel by 1215am ish  to do lightning photography from the motel balconys, I stayed up until 2am taking video of an immense storm all around us, I got some brilliant lightning strikes on video. Me and Paul were the last 2 to go to bed. Paul had his own camera and was trying to catch lightning photos ,  I don’t know what the plan is for Sunday. But im told we wont leave before 11am.

0019am   Thunder & Lightning Motel 6 Ardmore Oklahoma storm chase holiday 17 May 2015 0019a   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFhEomS44gA   Tornado warning 3 countys over to the south of us. Ian has to drive back to El Rino to get a cash card he accidently left at a gas station so he will have to leave at 8am ish . 1min57 good lightning in sky ,

0030am    Thunder & Lightning Motel 6 Ardmore Oklahoma storm chase 17May15 0030a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vLNFkUREaQ   Ian says theres a Tornado watch on this. This is 10minutes of footage, lighning strikes at 11seconds, 1min07 etc ,

0033am   Thunder & Lightning Motel 6 Ardmore Oklahoma storm chase holiday 17 May 2015 0033a

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5Qam5UIq6k  

0036am   Thunder & Lightning Motel 6 Ardmore Oklahoma storm chase holiday 17 May 2015 0036a

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ayrAz9ef7E    ( 2min22 vid )  lightning at 37 sec, 2mins01 horizontal lightning,

1am   Thunder & Lightning videography Motel 6 Ardmore Oklahoma storm chase holiday 17 May 2015 1a

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k141uDPgzRA   this is 19 minutes of raw footage of the apocalyptic  lightning storm filmed from the balcony of out motel,

108am  Thunder & Lightning Motel 6 Ardmore Oklahoma storm chase holiday 17 May 2015 108a

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKtPhrKgeSw   7mins55 of footage,

110am  Thunder & Lightning Motel 6 Ardmore Oklahoma storm chase holiday 17 May 2015 110a

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LetOSwem2ZM ( 1min57 vid )  very nice lightning at 20seconds.

114am Mike goes to bed, be hot and sunny tomorrow in Dallas Paul says , Hollys still up so we chat.

117am Holly has been trying to take photos of the lightning .

121am Holly tells me the plan is were going back to Dallas and chill out around the pool, the girls would like to go see where JFK was shot as its just 1 stop away on the train from our hotel according to mads, and South Fork Ranch used in Dallas tv show, I was surprised how Tom managed to drive in the terrible weather earlier.

124am   Spectacular Lightning & Thunder Ardmore Oklahoma storm chase 17May15 124am   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPJd_v4JniA   at 15 seconds is one of the best lightning strikes I filmed on this holiday .

129am a Black guy comes out of a Motel room and asks if we got close to Tornados earlier.

141am   Lightning & Thunder Ardmore Oklahoma storm chase 17May15 141a edited   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUcuiXKjPhY   ( 1min06 vid ) me and Paul are still up.

So must have gone to bed around 2am .

Sunday 17 May 2015  is tour day 9 and my holiday day 10 ,  (  were in Ardmore Oklahoma )  Ian has to drive back 2 hours to get a cash card that was forgotten at a gas station so we wait for him ,

 https://earth.google.com/web/@34.1714184,-97.13455358,262.83702809a,25847.80417592d,35y,0h,0t,0r  we stayed at Motel 6 , 120 holiday drive, Ardmore Oklahoma 73401, general manager was Sanjay Patel. I was in room 268. https://earth.google.com/web/@34.17447056,-97.16586175,260.97819782a,352.52278008d,35y,28.93652175h,42.55271146t,-0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFiOHY3dGQwYxgCIAEoAg    this is a square shaped building and I recall having my camcorder on a tripod right outside other peoples rooms late at night, one young thin black man came out of a motel room and had a quick chat with me and left ( I think he may have thought I was a Cop or something as I think he was likely a drug dealer )  looking on Google Earth I realise this is right near Two Frogs grill again.

Ian needs to drive to El Rino Oklahoma to get  a card he left at a petrol station, Steve volunteers to go with him in the morning, ( this is 100miles away from Ardmore if there was a straight road there) That’s like me driving from Cambridge to Heathrow to pick something up and then have to drive back home only to then do the rest of the days driving ! ouch .

There is no breakfast at this motel but there is a Denny’s nearby if we wish , We find out his will be a down day ( as in no storms to chase ) ,  we had to wait for Ian to get back with the missing card before we could set off at 12 noon. I remember filming birds from the car park and 2 truckers got out of a big lorry cab and when I explained were from England here to chase Tornados he asked “ are you guys nuts “ ! , I had a chat to Mads while sitting on the ground I could tell her and Paul were not getting on.  

1111am   Bird of Prey being attacked Ardmore Oklahoma storm chase 17May15 1111a   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNP3yEyUasQ  

1112am   Bird sings Ardmore Oklahoma storm chase 17May15 1112a https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcYaBgdrp14  

1120am   Bird in Ardmore Oklahoma storm chase 17May15 1120a   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=918eDCYrsEg    were all waiting for Ian to get back.

1122am  2 birds Ardmore Oklahoma storm chase 17May15 1122a   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D0qmjeFczA  

1128am   Robin eats worm Ardmore Oklahoma storm chase 17May15 1128a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1jrY6i8BTU    Paul says UK can get Supercells in the Midlands

1136am   Cardinal bird in Ardmore Oklahoma storm chase 17May15 1136a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CYlF-eHQzw      

1138am  Cardinal bird in Ardmore Oklahoma storm chase 17May15 1138a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTLDaHt1m98  lovely red bird.

1143am   Cessna 172l N4296Q in Ardmore Oklahoma storm chase 17May15 1143a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQBHayHos8c  

1144am   Western Kingbird in Ardmore Oklahoma storm chase 17May15 1144a   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqs1Nk_WzjE  

1149am   Western Kingbird on nest Ardmore Oklahoma storm chase 17May15 1149a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYI54Pgk3nw   

1157am Cardinal bird in Ardmore Oklahoma storm chase 17May15 1157a https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9zwhQe6nrM   Ian arrives back from his detour to go get credit card left 100 miles away

I buy 2 maps Arkansas and Missouri plus lays crisps and orange juice for $15  in a Valero petrol station until 1218pm.

1223pm  Road building machine Ardmore Oklahoma storm chase 17May15 1223p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQ03K0mfPK4   ( 17sec vid ) Tom n Mike , were near exit 31B of the i35 https://earth.google.com/web/search/elmer/@34.17858008,-97.16881281,265.2316972a,1332.42168693d,35y,359.99997615h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCa-0bBtGcEJAEWogRtJqoD9AGTdyvTPz6lbAIXvmnzoxLlrA 

1226pm its 102 miles to Dallas , we see a dead Armadillo. Big casino red river ? , I must mean id seen the WinStar world casino and resort  https://earth.google.com/web/@33.74158069,-97.12738544,217.09021977a,14316.08591689d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFiOHY3dGQwYxgBIAEoAg 

1236pm   Towed Mustang car & Mrs Bairds truck Ardmore Oklahoma storm chase 17May15 1236p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHmQlNHOzuk  

1237pm Dollar tree building Gainsville Texas storm chase 17May15 1237p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uc_C3uFq1vE 

1242pm Bird & Love co & near Winstar Casino Texas storm chase 17May15 1242p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf5CeAh4TOQ  

1246pm  Winstar Casino Big Ben etc Gainesville Texas storm chase 17May15 1246p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dm04_pb_X7E  you must watch this video https://earth.google.com/web/@33.75887087,-97.13128642,240.06471365a,1977.05219212d,35y,0h,33.54131825t,0r  

1248pm   Red River flooding & welcome to Texas storm chase 17May15 1248p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yp-soyrXMg8   ( 1min05 vid ) DW’s Adult Video store , 43sec Welcome to Texas road sign,

1249pm Gainsville is 5 miles away  https://earth.google.com/web/@33.61291169,-97.12483471,223.64836365a,26083.51702383d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFiOHY3dGQwYxgBIAEoAg  so were going south on the i35.

1253pm  Wind farm factory Gainesville Texas storm chase 17May15 1253p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm8uwNaJqWQ   split risk tomorrow .

1255pm mile 497.

1256pm  Sports park baseball maybe Gainesville Texas storm chase 17May15 1256p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IgmCBxMKwY   

Netweather compilation videos .. not sure if I asked if there are any .

102pm  Cyclist Aha i35 road school bus Gainesville Texas storm chase 17May15 102p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vhvcur6XWU   some factory with lot of steal pipes.

107pm  Sanger Rv’s & videos Gainesville Texas storm chase 17May15 107p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXEmVQY3JPQ   ( 1min47 vid ) what is the music ?  , 41sec exit 480, is near a massive Walmart distribution center https://earth.google.com/web/@33.39825635,-97.17629562,222.25005639a,2229.44011754d,35y,8.80376983h,0t,0r   

110pm  Park baseball maybe Gainesville Texas storm chase holiday 17 May 2015 110p

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXCVqFw33HI   just short clip

112pm Steel pipe & Auto Ranch Sanger Texas storm chase 17May15 112p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuuZ55jKJb8   ( 51sec ) we are above a railway line,   CTC Auto ranch classic cars and parts you can see hundreds of old American cars in my video.

115pm   Horny toad RV Factory etc Denton Texas storm chase 17May15 115p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_FYLshBTEg   tom is driving.

117pm  Camping World Plane & Eagle Denton Texas storm chase 17May15 117p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URaSqyh4GgM 

118pm   Budweiser factory & Army trucks Denton Texas storm chase 17May15 118p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V2yQZpmQwg    ( 1min01 vid ) exit 468 of 135, Bud factory at 41sec, then loads of yellow army vehicles, https://earth.google.com/web/@33.22077628,-97.13172934,185.78931146a,31790.08970839d,35y,8.83552031h,0t,0r 

120pm   University of North Texas Apogee stadium Denton Texas storm chase 17May15 120p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbLl7uwlsYo  

121pm   Jet plane Denton Texas storm chase 17May15 121p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZQCVbk2Thc   120pm

121pm Egret or Heron bird Denton Texas storm chase 17May15 121p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYF5rpiwmrs 

125pm  Work at Amazon advert Denton Texas storm chase 17May15 125p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d643tkwuWGI 

130pm   Texas Motor Speedway & Cement Denton Texas storm chase 17May15 130p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wngfZKYevi4  ( 3min34 vid ) I film this motor racing circuit out of the car window, Dale Earhardt way exit 72 sign at 1min18, https://earth.google.com/web/@33.03599813,-97.2799237,189.80045678a,4640.4984203d,35y,8.73326592h,0t,0r    2mins30 I get some decent views of it ,

131pm we see Texas Motor Speedway building   https://earth.google.com/web/@33.03268547,-97.27127557,191.16535598a,11073.50342399d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFiOHY3dGQwYxgBIAEoAg id love to watch an Indycar race there , see this for what I mean https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIQsRp_XK6M 

133pm  Mercedez benz offices Denton Texas storm chase 17May15 133p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJSeR2sGMRE   

136pm   Haslet Fort Worth traffic Texas storm chase 17May15 136p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRHH_Xljo2E   ( 56sec vid ) water tower with haslet on it then a Fort Worth one, heritage Trace Pkwy 1 mile, https://earth.google.com/web/@32.9716666,-97.33604311,229.09581168a,7442.10613283d,35y,8.70784359h,0t,0r   I see Amazon has a distribution building here on Google earth,

138pm Costco Fort Worth Texas storm chase 17May15 138p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-QpCA39Cp4    Building of a Costco shop.

139pm  New road construction Fort Worth Texas storm chase 17May15 139p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4R5zCRhEKJ0   Queen on the radio

145pm Come & get it Boomer Jacks Grill & Bar Fort Worth Texas storm chase 17May15 145p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtVx-v1-cqo   painted picture of a lady , car on roof above sign for Boomer Jacks, https://earth.google.com/web/@32.86309753,-97.3140448,190.68755939a,868.53362455d,35y,-2.93317768h,21.1247746t,0r  that’s in the Fossil park area of Fort Worth

148pm   New Road construction etc Fort Worth Texas storm chase 17May15 148p    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY11Vp7J0t8   

149pm  Haltom City i35 Fort Worth Texas storm chase 17May15 149p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xABAetyvpDE    

155pm   Hooters Plane & interstate Fort Worth Texas storm chase 17May15 155p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpklTLt6wdQ     incredible spaghetti network of roads,

202pm  good Bedford plane green horse wings Euless Fort Worth  Texas storm chase 17May15 202p  ( this video was blocked due to copyright claim as music from radio in the car is on ) so 8april 2019 ive filmed the video playing on my computer with the sound off just so I can fill in the gap , Bedford plane green Horse wings Euless Fort Worth Texas storm chase 17May15 202p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zmr2Ib7qm5M  don’t know what that green horse is about !

205pm   President George Bush turnpike & Best Western plane Fort Worth Texas storm chase 17May15 205p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9O3cYHHB2Y    ( 2min18 vid ) see the buildings near our base Hotel, 25sec Comfort Inn , 38sec Atrium Hotel and Suites https://earth.google.com/web/search/Dreamworks+Dental/@32.83465688,-97.01978203,153.16539218a,975.10190864d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCRnyuU4UdkBAEbepXw_udEBAGdlXODxPQFjAIQSiv9GCQVjA  

, we didn’t see this but I just spotted Bimbo bakerys on Google Earth ! https://earth.google.com/web/@32.8373232,-97.30548168,190.32341406a,730.6736344d,35y,-2.93316284h,21.12432785t,0r  1min02 Hampton inn , didn’t see this but another thing just spotted on map is American Airlines training https://earth.google.com/web/@32.82879884,-97.06031652,166.59521863a,1449.42202308d,35y,0.71044738h,13.39786092t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFiNmo0OHNnbhgBIAEoAg  1min09 Best Western sign and 7 Eleven, 1min13 Fairfield inn and suites, , 1min21 McDonalds Playplace ( see the documentary Supersize Me for what he has to say about these ! ) , 1min42 Dreamworks Dental is here near the 183 rd https://earth.google.com/web/search/Dreamworks+Dental/@32.83577315,-97.00966635,173.42983768a,673.93190443d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCRnyuU4UdkBAEbepXw_udEBAGdlXODxPQFjAIQSiv9GCQVjA  so basically we are back at our base hotel now https://earth.google.com/web/search/Dreamworks+Dental/@32.83527178,-97.00816038,183.26641521a,285.84180018d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCRnyuU4UdkBAEbepXw_udEBAGdlXODxPQFjAIQSiv9GCQVjA 

17 May 2015   205pm/ 230pm we get to the Best Western motel in Irving Texas , I ask Ian what were doing for lunch after we are all out of the cars  and for the 1st time on the trip he gets a bit stroppy , it was a perfectly normal question for a paying guest to have but I cant be bothered to be rude back as he has driven a lot so me and Jeremy dump off our stuff in our room and then walk to a nearby Burger King .  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.83487495,-97.00802159,185.90633592a,401.14783064d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFiOHY3dGQwYxgBIAEoAg  its just round the corner from our Motel. For $9.19 including 70 cents tax  I get a bacon cheeseburger medium fries  and Fanta peach medium ( in USA they have different flavours of common drinks to what ive seen in the UK ) . I paid at 241pm

After eating Jeremy goes back to the motel and I decide to go shopping in the huge Walmart near us.  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.8350348,-97.00688992,178.27872893a,408.77543952d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFiOHY3dGQwYxgBIAEoAg   

I intend to buy a load of gifts for family etc and a few things for myself to spend some of the money ive got left, I get a Disney dress for my neice $9.97 , baby socks $6.24 , shorts, a shirt for my nephew $7.88 , 4 large bags of Reeces pieces for $10 each, for neighbours etc, a sports magazine $7.99  , coloured chalk set, blue tshirt for me $5.44 a white fishing tshirt for Jeremy to say thanks for being my room mate.,  Pistachios bag $13.98 , band aids $6.47 , bug/sunscreen, a frisbe, I bought about 18 items for $168 , the young black lady on the till bags up the good for you with a way to have the plastic bags held open ( why don’t uk supermarkets do this )  I paid at 447pm,    I walk back to the hotel through the Walmart parking lot. Funniest tv blunders 3 is on tv. I have some more of the Cider bottles id bought b4. I knocked on Steves door to invite him to go for food, I had 1 cigarette..ive been a non smoker for a few years.

I think some of the others on our Tour went and used the Motel pool etc this afternoon , no one had  organised a trip to see where JFK was shot etc.

17 May 2015    We go to the same Burger King I had lunch at ,( 1950 Esters rd, Irving TX 75061, https://earth.google.com/web/@32.83403643,-97.00921493,173.11758505a,148.02213906d,35y,52.1221128h,44.99540006t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFidzN6ZzMwdxgBIAEoAg    now im with Jeremy and Steve its 830pm ish and im sure I see the same van parked outside it I saw at lunchtime ( I think people living out of a van ) . the food costs $8.11  I have a bacon cheeseburger whopper  and medium  fries and a Diet Cherry Coke. A Black lady that works there asked Steve if he’s from London . After we go back to the Motel, Top 10 funniest is on tv, I chill out then one of the Die Hard films is on.

Cant recall what day Steve told me but he told me about a friend of his being murdered in Manchester & the man that did it is in prison. We both agree he should stay   in prison for 25 years and then they should hang him.

Monday 18th May 2015 is day 10 of 10 of the Storm chasing holiday our last day of Tour 1 .

930am  Starling bird Irving Dallas Fort Worth Texas storm chase 18May15 930a   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uv1E0H4NB0  

10-1030am   In the morning I went outside my motel room to film planes for a bit ( stuff landing or taking off from Dallas Fort Worth ) I filmed from this spot  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.8347055,-97.00852866,176.47747803a,0d,90y,307.91372378h,97.86943384t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFiOHY3dGQwYxgBIAEoAiIaChZsYW8xMTZoOEJBSGJhVmZKSzluR3RREAI   I think the majority of what I saw was American Airlines planes.   We were in room 117 I think. Skip past these plane links if not interested and go to the next bit of the story of the trip

930am American Airlines jet takes off Irving Dallas Fort Worth Texas 18 May 2015 930a planespotting DFW  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svEomNup9Gc   

933am   American Airlines jet takes off Irving Dallas Fort Worth Texas planespotting DFW 18 May 2015 933a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WavP09diYH4 

935am   United Express Embraer N633RW plane takes off Irving Dallas Fort Worth DFW Texas 18 May 2015 935a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NU2BVnvTwGw  

937am  Jet plane taken off Irving Fort Worth Dallas Texas 18May15 937a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olefBv1sAVg 

938am  United Airlines N847UA Airbus a319 Irving Fort Worth Dallas Texas DFW 18 May 2015 938a planespotting  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSmQTmh0yNw  

941am   American eagle N625AE Embraer Irving Fort Worth Dallas Texas 18May15 941a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYq6qvcYxlI  

942am  AA American Airlines takes off Irving Fort Worth Dallas Texas 18May15 942a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrOaVdXhwsY 

944am   Plane takes off Irving Fort Worth Dallas Texas DFW 18 May 2015 944a planespotting aviation  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UR8kHAe55HY  

1001am  American Airlines N919AN 737 takes off Irving Fort Worth Dallas Texas 18May15 1001a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRS7bv2I9mY

1002am  Fledgling bird Irving Fort Worth Dallas Texas 18May15 1002a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpiQAPL_3HY 

1003am   Weird United Airlines 737 800 takes off N18220 Irving Fort Worth Dallas Texas DFW 18May15 1003a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1O8anRwXGYo 

1005am   American Airlines N874NN takes off Irving Fort Worth Dallas Texas 18May15 1005a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2ySkzuEwdw 

1006am   American Airlines air on wing Irving Fort Worth Dallas Texas 18May15 1006a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlzrqTj20As  

1009am   Mourning dove bird Irving Fort Worth Dallas Texas 18May15 1009a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRQPPJK7Kyg 

1011am   Mourning dove bird Irving Fort Worth Dallas Texas 18May15 1011a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI8P27bwCxs  

1014am   Juvenile bird Irving Fort Worth Dallas Texas 18May15 1014a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PENvW43GjP8  

1016am  American Airlines & train horn Irving Fort Worth Dallas Texas 18May15 1016a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxlfBphr5tY 

1018am  American Airlines takes off Irving Fort Worth Dallas Texas 18May15 1018a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVyaV2qblOk 

1020am American jet n971uy a321 200 Irving Fort Worth Dallas Texas 18May15 1020a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwtx3v5x3IM

1021am  Pigeons on roof Irving Fort Worth Dallas Texas 18May15 1021a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea5EwUA-0II 

1022am  American Airlines takes off Irving Fort Worth Dallas Texas 18May15 1022a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wztFAG4CB2k 

1023am   American Airlines n922an 737 823 takes off Irving Fort Worth Dallas Texas 18May15 1023a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iXzzUbWjWI 

1025am  American Airlines n854nn 737 823 takes off Irving Fort Worth Dallas Texas 18May15 1025a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWlCpETecTY 

1026am good American Airlines n948an aironwing 737-800 takes off   Irving Fort Worth Dallas Texas 18May15 1026a   # cant find video on youtube on 8 april 2019 so ill reupload it , I did that but youtube says its a duplicate so they haven’t published it , arrghh youtube can drive you nuts sometimes !

1027am  Bird preens Irving Fort Worth Dallas Texas 18May15 1027a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDUjm44cTIQ  

1027am   American Eagle Canadair n879as takes off Irving Fort Worth Dallas Texas 18May15 1027a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrXegaCya3w 

1029am   American Airlines takes off Irving Fort Worth Dallas Texas 18May15 1029a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCM_eUO5j-0  

1030am   Starlings drink Irving Fort Worth Dallas Texas 18May15 1030a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82W-liIW3bk  

1030am   American airlines takes off   Irving Fort Worth Dallas Texas 18May15 1030a  American airlines takes off Irving Fort Worth Dallas Texas 18May15 1030a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3euv1bUn8s 

The girls say theyre not going to come with us today ( yesterday maybe they were saying they wanted to go to South fork ranch made famous in Dallas the 1980s tv show )  I said I might come if were not chasing any storms on Monday plus I wanted to see if anyone came up with a plan on how we would get there eg taxi / coach / train  etc . They didn’t come up with any plan so when told we were going for storms I chose the storm chase as that’s the holiday id paid to go on and I was still trying really hard to get some footage of a Tornado !

11am were on the 360 road were going to do about 320-340 miles today to the west of Texas.  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.82769453,-97.05671682,169.75885485a,8037.95289044d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFiOHY3dGQwYxgBIAEoAg  its 85f by 1121am were on the i20 road.So sometime before 11am we set off on our last day of storm chasing from our motel in Dallas Fort Worth

1101am   Maze of roads Irving Fort Worth Dallas Texas 18May15 1101a   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ylil-WZeM_A  

1103am    Euless Fort Worth Dallas Texas storm chase holiday last day 18 May 2015 1103a

1103am  Euless Fort Worth Dallas Texas storm chase holiday last day 18 May 2015 1103a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhO6ubHfqA8     ( 12 sec vid ) just Euless on a water tower,

1108am   Bedford Fort Worth Dallas Texas 18May15 1108a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7lSzA_FQqk  

1111am   Fire truck & maze of roads Irving Fort Worth Dallas Texas 18May15 1111a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1mZ24GUwYs 

1116am   Police car Irving Fort Worth Dallas Texas 18May15 1116a https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4cvwjULWAw  exit 16b i35 on sign https://earth.google.com/web/@32.83548313,-97.31165355,192.09126763a,935.82385082d,35y,0h,0t,0r  

1118am   Fort Worth sky scrapers in distance Fort Worth Dallas Texas 18May15 1118a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZIdJRYZmWs   ( 21sec vid ) ,

1120am   Triple crown trucks & airport Fort Worth Dallas Texas 18May15 1120a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTB016DJehg  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.8220725,-97.36121624,211.63721149a,5813.79485509d,36.4950525y,0h,0t,0r  I guess its Fort Worth Meacham

1125am   Carswell Air Force base Fort Worth Dallas Texas 18May15 1125a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXKnFgc4urU   somewhere here I guess  https://www.google.com/maps/search/carswell+afb/@32.7786232,-97.4290005,13.75z?hl=en  its not marked on the map. So I guess this is where Lockheed Martin aerospace company is https://earth.google.com/web/@32.76671537,-97.43804444,189.53295825a,9723.64671242d,36.4950525y,0h,0t,0r 

1126am   Lake Worth Fort Worth Dallas Texas 18May15 1126a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAykLlooEuk   https://earth.google.com/web/@32.79906434,-97.46219832,179.63031514a,7124.1806712d,36.4950525y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXRndzVmazcYASABKAI   were on i820  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.79208,-97.455991,195.97246696a,0d,60y,172.3133171h,86.51838856t,0r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXRndzVmazcYASABKAIiGgoWbGpFRUJmQjNyVWRFMV9uMXBoQkFZQRAC it is Fort Worth Skyscrapers im seeing around this time.

1129am   Helicopter Fort Worth Dallas Texas storm chase 18May15 1129a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeryS4wW6dg   Mikes talking about stuff hes done.

1132am   John Wayne painting Fort Worth Dallas Texas storm chase 18May15 1132a    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89_cB5Y8s7c    really glad I managed to get this on video as ive seen many of his films.

1136am its 86f

1135am  Sign of Fort Worth Dallas Texas storm chase 18May15 1135a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybk6VAL-1Ws   on a large cream storage tank.

1142am mile 412 which is somewhere near Weatherford  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.77419349,-97.80181719,345.38805552a,56955.02618093d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFiOHY3dGQwYxgBIAEoAg   Mike is up front chatting to Ian about skiing holidays they’ve both been on and Computers etc. Were told it was an ef2 or 3 tornado in the rain that we saw previously.

1149am   Knife shop Teskys Saddle shop & bike Fort Worth Dallas Texas storm chase 18May15 1149a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pk6VWWG1p68 

1155am I see 2 cop cars at side of road have maby pulled over 1 car. Ive got the rear of the car all to myself .Mikes planning to use a best buy and other shops maybe tomorrow near our Motel.

12pm were at the Palo Pinto county line which puts us near a place called Brazos https://earth.google.com/web/@32.74971068,-98.28994067,326.39664987a,101762.07696581d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMG1xancYAiABKAI    U2 ranch ?

1208pm 89f is 31c so its very hot

1216pm Eastland  Texas is 29 miles away  so were roughly near Gordon  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.52852112,-98.35031366,293.84860367a,17344.14990043d,35y,0h,0t,0r

1222pm Hills & Brosseau Ranch Texas storm chase 18May15 1222p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUy-4q-L-3Q

1226pm I mile to Ranger https://earth.google.com/web/@32.44668712,-98.70905896,470.21526624a,29524.11705874d,35y,0h,0t,0r     foreign auto parts ( was it a place or lorry ? )

1236pm exit 340 so were right near Eastland Texas

1240pm its 50 miles to Abilene

1243pm we stop at a Subway fast food place  in Cisco until 126pm  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.38389767,-98.97829022,496.13646496a,11944.11561564d,35y,0h,0t,0r    https://www.subway.com/en-US/FindAStore   it was possibly here  2111 Conrad Hilton Ave

Cisco, TX 76437, USA,   https://earth.google.com/web/@32.37559327,-98.97108191,505.17646057a,327.4325884d,39.64133831y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFkenRxbHE0ORgBIAEoAg   I checked my receipt it was at Subway 2111 Conrad Hilton, Cisco TX 76437    i paid at 1258pm, https://earth.google.com/web/@32.37581978,-98.97104673,504.91102024a,123.77205423d,35y,-37.17226432h,44.52890689t,0r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXRrZjFkMHkYASABKAI  

I get a 6inch Tuna sandwich  $4.25 and a 30oz  Sprite drink for $1.80 plus 50cents tax so tal of $6.55    https://www.subway.com/en-US/MenuNutrition/Menu/All   the Subway food in USA tastes fine, I once won a Subway meal via some local radio show and when I went to get it from Mill Road Cambridge it was the worst meal ive ever had. ( the bacon had a funny taste to it like metal I guess from sitting in poorly cleaned metal pots, plus the Coke drink  was flat no bubbles at all  and a really weird taste ! honestly it was so bad I threw it away plus the cookie was as hard as a hockey puck. Terrible experience and ive not used a UK Subway since. It was so bad I actually emailed them and they offered me a free meal ! I told them I wont take them up on the offer.

I put sun cream on as Ian is sharing a bottle he has.  Netweather app storm radar ?

Jaguars club

139pm exit 316  of the i20  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.3764296,-99.24895014,456.19803196a,861.8867526d,39.64133831y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFkenRxbHE0ORgBIAEoAg   

142pm Abeline is 26 miles away

146pm its 90f 

158pm  KTXS Stormtracker Abilene Texas storm chase 18May15 158p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gr-h4Y-ec98   ( 1min01 vid ) car with KTXS.com sticker on it . exit 290 sign https://earth.google.com/web/@32.45640967,-99.67332922,526.0099601a,1337.1267396d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXRndzVmazcYASABKAI     so were just east of Abilene .

159pm 91f , exit 288 so were near Abilene  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.43580333,-99.69440729,540.29602388a,31786.13505368d,39.64133831y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFkenRxbHE0ORgBIAEoAg   Jaguars gents club advert by the road .

213pm  Buzzard & road repairs Texas storm chase 18May15 213p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJqLScJ2_4I  

216pm mile 271 near Merkel https://earth.google.com/web/@32.47786151,-99.99510229,579.9538084a,22626.47387284d,39.64133831y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFkenRxbHE0ORgBIAEoAg

Mike says the company he works for charge people £80 per hour  or £680 per day to build Websites that are typically £7000.

218pm  Merkel museum & damaged crash barrier Texas storm chase 18May15 218p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K6AtQnjkjI  

223pm   Trent Blue sky hills Texas storm chase 18May15 223p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGOAzLyDKcU 

227pm 92f is 33c

233pm Sweetwater  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.46993273,-100.4155576,649.74896437a,34770.31809357d,39.64133831y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFkenRxbHE0ORgBIAEoAg   at this point Paul starts to think he has handed a rare federal reserve $100 bill in the Subway we ate at ! cant recall what he thought it was worth can you ? he says the server asked him are you sure you want to use that and at the time he thought nothing of it .

238p   Welcome to Sweetwater sign Texas storm chase 18May15 238p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFbX_1rh4VE  

239pm  Chicken signs & Nodding Donkey Texas storm chase 18May15 239p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbgJi_WNE_Q   

240pm   Wind farm footage Texas storm chase 18May15 240p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkLwd71kSFU   ( 35sec vid ) at 17sec see the wind farm, just past sweetwater

246pm  Supercells predicted & Long train Texas storm chase 18May15 246p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=talickvdstE 

250pm 93f  now

255pm exit 217 puts us somewhere near Colorado City Texas  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.38253579,-100.84986421,648.79907466a,17693.00206728d,39.64133831y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFkenRxbHE0ORgBIAEoAg    studiotwenty.biz , we see a prison near Colorado City , Ian is driving and using a laptop at the same time !   trying to reboot the Toshiba laptop.

257pm  Colorado city Texas storm chase 18May15 257p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inwJYSsOxyo  256pm actually .

258pm  Black tank & Colorado city Prison Texas storm chase 18May15 258p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9oz7aawk3E   

259pm   Train & wrecked cars Texas storm chase 18May15 259p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbrGzsBAf5o   ( 57sec vid ) double stacked containers on the train with Cosco etc on the side of them, line of cars you can see a few at the end.

302pm  Truck crash roll over i20 Texas storm chase 18May15 302p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uBe_JQy_ds   ( 1min26 vid ) from 38sec see lots of help vehicles , Paul says Dallas is going to get smashed by storms, 1min14 truck that’s on its side,

303pm 18may15   Crow bird & blue sky Texas storm chase 18May15 303p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DApAapwSzu4 

311pm  Car kicks up dirt Texas storm chase 18May15 311p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGhtUFB1S1M 

319pm  Coahoma rodeo clown sign Texas storm chase 18May15 319p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IIFITcVpJ8  

325pm  Oil refinery & damaged roof Texas storm chase 18May15 325p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPKh7gERtj4       electicity power lines too,

328pm  unknown building i20 Big Spring Texas storm chase 18May15 328p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N087FUcz-4U ( 1min08 vid )   Scenic Mountain Medical Center with Scenic Mountain itself behind it. https://earth.google.com/web/@32.23564178,-101.49055416,785.38948324a,600.51032238d,35y,5.15932353h,23.71368395t,0r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMDRnM2NkbhgCIAEoAg     which is in the south west part of Big Spring  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.24589614,-101.4891782,743.42300602a,11687.29075602d,35y,0.00000001h,23.7537741t,0r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMDRnM2NkbhgCIAEoAg

331pm   New road being built i20 Big Spring Texas storm chase 18May15 331p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JseYdAUx9Wg   

333pm 93f

338pm Stanton is 8 miles away  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.11806593,-101.80534037,823.006073a,32830.82844608d,39.64133831y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFkenRxbHE0ORgBIAEoAg  mile 161 .

339pm  Welcome to Stanton sign Texas storm chase 18May15 339p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiPblYMeePI

345pm I spot a Dust Devil swirling around to our left maybe half a mile away , no one else had spotted it churning up some red dust over fields , no one says well done for spotting it !

345pm  Hospital & Dust devil Texas storm chase 18May15 345p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvcjqmyS8TY  

346pm  Nodding donkey oil Texas storm chase 18May15 346p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYlf-ZvOuKw  

353pm  Dust Devil & oil drilling equipment Texas storm chase 18May15 353p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcAC0gGKzvM  

356pm mile 140 near Midland

359pm I see a Southwest Airlines jet looking like its taken off recently

4pm Paul has lost his GPS coverage on his laptop / car.

409pm  GE oil & Gas Odessa Texas storm chase 18May15 409p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68peZ6wKLO0 

413pm  Power Station footage Odessa Texas storm chase 18May15 413p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkMfHpid1cc    ( 2min15 vid ) 13sec Odessa industrial park, 1min03 good view is here https://earth.google.com/web/@31.84135288,-102.33150212,883.03405248a,0d,22.00546612y,118.61650371h,90.66003088t,0r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMDRnM2NkbhgBIAEoAiIaChZYV0JpaFRkXzBacjFmTFZDUXRwVE1BEAI that’s Odessa Ector Power Partners. 1min44 huge round tanks, 2min05 yellow school bus.

415pm  Comanche trail park Odessa Texas storm chase 18May15 415p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MPqHIuMME0    

418pm  Car scrap yard Odessa Texas storm chase 18May15 418p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSSLEQSzf2s  

424pm mile 106

425pm  Amazing cutting tool vehicle & silos Odessa Texas storm chase 18May15 425p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHtkpY3qHOI  you have got to look at this video !

438pm mile 86 puts us near Monahans  which is south of a place called Kermit !   https://earth.google.com/web/@31.61439001,-102.99749674,827.87113531a,133931.22611359d,39.64133831y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChcaFQoNL2cvMTFkenRxbHE0ORgBIAEoAg   Kermit the frog from the muppets.

439pm   Contrail Monahans 439p Texas storm chase 18May15 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbqRqXHCaaw  438pm actually   https://earth.google.com/web/@31.59144099,-102.90327776,797.65518579a,18223.2669731d,46.85075978y,0.00000016h,0.21718445t,0r/data=ChQaEgoKL20vMDRnM2NkbhgBIAEoAg 

441pm we see lightning

441pm  Monahans & cloud Texas storm chase 18may15 441p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QR0I_i0eO8M  beastie boys on the radio

444pm  White & Grey sky Texas storm chase 18may15 444p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1cRVYtZGGw 

449pm  White & Grey sky & lightning Texas storm chase 18may15 449p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEgWi7Kly4s  

452pm   Storm cloud rd18 Texas storm chase 18may15 452p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVZ_NViUtQc    we drive over a bridge https://earth.google.com/web/@31.47591438,-102.92251214,790.32123001a,55194.0923088d,46.85075978y,0h,0t,0r    

454pm  Storm cloud Texas storm chase 18may15 454p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3BGijyjjKo  ( 41sec vid ) see rain in distance, we stop the car .

455pm on road 385 I guess , we see bubbles and a wall cloud

459pm   Bubbly cloud Mammatus Texas storm chase 18may15 459p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH0AVbdFcRE ( 26sec vid ) were out of the cars ,   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mammatus_cloud

506pm Lightning @1min38 Texas storm chase 18may15 506p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v3GhVeWyrc  Paul is starting to signs the cloud is getting a structure .

508pm we stop for 5 mins to see the bubbles and lightning,

510pm its raining

513pm   Storm is building 1min24 lightning Texas storm chase 18may15 513p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_UQAt5jUoE    

519pm were on farm road 1776 somewhere like here https://earth.google.com/web/@31.35036208,-103.01273618,758.74263557a,17767.04578245d,35y,-0h,3.68787118t,0r   to the west of Grand Falls I guess ( 10.4miles to west of Grand Falls is rd 1776) , I film a Tornado warned Supercell until 549pm  near Pecos road 1450  https://earth.google.com/web/@31.29117264,-103.08913092,778.02592644a,11169.25249741d,35y,-0.00056556h,7.61568671t,0r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXRxdHliMnQYASABKAI   

524pm  Bit of structure like Tornado Texas storm chase 18may15 524p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIfajobfn3Y  ( 3min40 vid )  while were driving https://earth.google.com/web/@31.36246084,-102.99670827,745.75555842a,24932.75997003d,35y,0h,0t,0r  

525pm  Coyanosa Bit of structure Texas storm chase 18may15 525p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuJz4QReb6w  ( 1min01 vid ) were driving , 1776 rd south and where the 1450 rd goes east and west near Coyanosa Cooperative Gin and Farm store https://earth.google.com/web/@31.27976039,-103.06013154,784.98417538a,0d,31.6314347y,200.23638858h,87.90633959t,0r/data=CgAiGgoWV0dwakdmM0tZaHB5a3hLcmdFRVZyZxAC we stop the car here .

530pm  Huge storm building good Coyanosa Texas storm chase 18may15 530p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zniH7XrD21s  4mins11 long video we watch to see if this storm will get going

531pm  Huge storm building up Coyanosa Texas storm chase 18may15 531p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P07fmLIs7Pw

536pm   Huge storm building up & burnt silo rubbish Coyanosa Texas storm chase 18may15 536p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZxX3Q2kmiM   1min11 see the burnt silo, pyote water systems LLC pershing public S.W.D sign, 4mins35 lots of rubbish at the side of the rd.

545pm  Danish storm chasers Storm warning Coyanosa Texas storm chase 18may15 545p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pw_F9BUZlno    7mins25 long video , 44sec Vejret on side of cars, storms moving at 5mph, storms moving south east, 5min38 lightning, Mike tells me we could see a Tornado soon .

549pm south on 1776 road , we stop and film until 614pm  it’s a hungry Supercell , we stop until 617pm for a view.

551pm   Rain from supercell Coyanosa Texas storm chase 18may15 551p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_vqbrac4jc   while were driving

612pm  Supercell storm lightning Coyanosa Texas storm chase 18may15 612p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8DEVAYw1Ko  ( 20min24 video ) I film the storm in the distance,  at 19min44 I think Paul says were going to go 5 miles south from this point, so I guess a bit south of Coyanosa  https://earth.google.com/web/@31.22067084,-103.06359492,805.92136367a,11752.89856672d,33.32890517y,0h,0t,0r 

615pm Pecan crop Coyanosa Texas storm chase 18may15 615p

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ew0Gfu3MoYE  ( 26 sec vid )     https://earth.google.com/web/@31.2423393,-103.06667468,797.25704822a,11689.8317626d,35y,2.28219987h,17.49175428t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEwN3E5GAIgASgC  terrible music on the radio .

645pm  Under base of Supercell storm Texas 18may15 645p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQPdxCfjC8Q   this is 26mins long video . Copyright me. , were out of the cars again filming the storm clouds, lightning at 10min13, 15min30 my legs are being sand blasted, 15min47 looks so close to being a Tornado, 19min58 lightning the supercell is looking really good now, 21min35 if paused at exactly the right time you can see a great lightning strike I took a screenshot of on 13may19 for stormslags, 26min11 little bit of lightning,

646pm  Under base of Tornado reported Supercell storm Texas 18may15 646p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpZKmRWhId0   1min22 long video , this has had 2 tornado reports .

649pm   Sheriff & other storm chasers Supercell storm chase Texas 18may15 649p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RA896ScR7wY  me filming out the rear window of the car as we drive off .

We stop until 655pm I get some nice shots , we meet some Guildford people ? people Paul has met before ?  ( English) I film until 721pm there is rotation but no Tornado , then rain begins. Stormchasingtour.com were here also ( I see a van I guess )

654pm  Supercell funnel Lightning storm chase Texas 18may15 654p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXGlN_tnR9I     4mins long video , 3mins12 lightning, the green cloud area is hail, were about to move another 5 miles or so

705pm  Almost a Tornado by Army truck Supercell storm chase Texas 18may15 705p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1PBU9R7ueQ  ( 4mins18 vid ) storms grabbing inflow again, 1min09 looks so close to being a Tornado , end of video we move to avoid rain.

710pm  Supercell storm chase Texas 18may15 710p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmgjSGKiRMY  ( 2min46 vid) were driving, then we stop at a new location

720pm  Rotating pretty Supercell storm chase holiday Pecos Texas roughly 18 may 2015 720p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-5ZWV-i2xI   ( 9mins06 vid )

Worth watching this , im guessing this was somewhere around the Pecos Texas area  if anyone can be more specific let me know https://earth.google.com/web/@31.50118252,-103.55097355,806.08159544a,138520.7972292d,35y,2.2905075h,17.83394812t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEwN3E5GAEgASgC  at end of video we are about to move location again to avoid rain.

727pm  Low Supercell storm chase Texas 18may15 727p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkM5MQZbqUc   ( 2mins20 ) were a little bit further up rd from last filming spot. Storm chasing tour .com drove past us, 41sec sun rays, end of video were moving again.

734pm  Rotating Supercell storm chase Texas 18may15 734p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-PxL7OKUlU  ( 4min56 video )  filmed from side of a road, were south of the base of the storm now ,

744pm   Supercell storm chase Texas 18may15 744p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLRgQwfKqQY    8mins long video , 6min34 truck kicking up dust,

I film until 746pm.

806pm  Drive in Flood Pecos Texas storm chase 18may15 806p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUzTpNDqF_g    (  20min03 video ) see storms on laptop we use, we look to be roughly on the 1776 rd https://earth.google.com/web/@31.22337579,-102.93033833,800.35640391a,148020.84500508d,33.32890517y,0h,0t,0r   by 7mind thr rain sound heavy on the car , by 10mins cars are stopping , power line is down on our left and cars are stopped , 13min54 we plough through the flooded road !!  some cars have got stuck in fields at side of the road, 15mins this is a dessert ! , 15min35 mud up to our windows ! , 17mins the pecan trees we saw earlier are looking pretty beaten up now,

 

 

  

812pm we get stuck in a crazy bad flash flood, a huge amount of rain and brown mud seems to just run off the fields and onto the roads making it impossible to move without risking flooding the engine and cars. Lots of cars are stuck not just us. I was worried we wouldn’t be able to get back to the hotel and id miss my flight home tomorrow . I was so glad when we got moving again .  we saw smallish trees of some crop like Pecans ? get hit by heavy rain likely destroying  the crop,

825pm  Truck drives in flood Pecos Texas storm chase 18may15 825p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBaeMH7Fm68  10min long video .

828pm  Huge Flame in Oil refinery Pecos Texas storm chase 18may15 828p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOrbMjw8sOQ 

831pm we get moving again

832pm were going north on 1776 road  somewhere around here  https://earth.google.com/web/@31.36952117,-102.9956474,748.86274017a,14838.58094973d,46.30046302y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXRxdHliMnQYASABKAI

841pm  Lightning flashes Pecos Texas storm chase 18may15 841p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lfw5Tyhikzw     no idea what the red light is on the window !

844pm  its 66f and we have heavy rain  and a lot of lightning tonight .

845pm  Heavy rain driving after flood Pecos Texas storm chase 18may15 845p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbE-iW2Eo5A   we slow to 30 mph as the rains so heavy .

850pm   Flashes of lightning after flood Pecos Texas storm chase 18may15 850p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BqMIlql0xc   

851pm 30 miles to Kermit  , that’s puts us somewhere around here https://earth.google.com/web/@31.43665016,-102.93229347,777.6663474a,18725.68167554d,46.30046302y,0h,0t,0r   about 6 miles north west of Royalty

heavy rain and at one point it feels like an anchor  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anchor  has been thrown out of the car as we hit a pool of water !

9pmish we get to the i20 road

911pm   Supercell storm rain like space shuttle Odessa Texas storm chase 18may15 911p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kzdJzLgaJ8 

912pm 18 May 2015 ,   mile 92 of the i20  https://earth.google.com/web/@31.67205125,-102.70961979,880.23109571a,17810.24586093d,46.30046302y,0h,0t,0r   were heading for Odessa Texas  https://www.google.com/maps/@31.8409771,-102.3999727,12.93z 

918pm   Supercell Mothership lightning Pecos Texas storm chase 18may15 918p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YC958khUUQ   ( 4min12 vid ) Ian explains what lightning leaves behind, cant see anything in this vid of the mothership

921pm   Supercell Mothership Pecos Texas storm chase 18may15 921p

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_rt7l7lRgQ    ( 1min55 vid ) I try to film the Mothership shape you can only see it when lightning goes off , around 57seconds if you pause the video you can see it ,

922pm were about 70miles from Big Spring Texas . its pitch black other than lightning flashes.

932pm We stop at a McDonalds/ Loves Gas station  until 1007pm, I paid at 946pm,  it cost me $5.62 including 43cents tax for a Big mac Ml lrg and a Coke , we ate very fast another rushed meal.  Lightning is everywhere. I guess this is where a small American guy from another Storm Chasing company chatted to me as we waited to order food. 1901 Country road fm 1882, Odessa I-20/FM 1882 Odessa Texas 79763   https://earth.google.com/web/@31.81705521,-102.38102693,882.72223861a,357.30573266d,35y,63.09234734h,44.99666669t,0r/data=ChUaEwoLL2cvMXRtcGZjcnoYAiABKAI    so that’s near exit 115 of the i20 road .

1004pm   flashes Odessa Texas storm chase 18May15 1004p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig_uy1VVLKU   great lightning strike at 2 seconds into my video .

1015pm we see lightning that grew a tree a  ground to earth lightning strike don’t think Mike caught it on video , Shell petrol station , They used to do Lightning tours in Arizona but stopped as not enough people booked, we talk about Venezuela where they get 22,000 lightning strikes a day in one place ( ive heard of this maybe on tv where theres a place that gets constant lighting)  Ian says it takes 2 flights to get there then a 4 hour internal flight then an 8 hour drive to get to the location ! plus its expensive to do all that .

1027pm  Amazing Ground 2 sky Lightning Big Spring Texas storm chase 18May15 1027p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0isHi3SAKSc  

1048pm were at mile 164 puts us past Stanton  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.15486159,-101.74483133,811.83359493a,69933.39599823d,35y,0h,0t,0r 

1110pm Mile 192 is somewhere between Coahoma and Westbrook  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.31415618,-101.16115137,709.31174922a,39202.98761593d,35y,0h,0t,0r

1115pm Tom in other car says Johns bag didn’t make it to the plane at Heathrow ( someone doing tour 2 )  are of rotation not far from us on radar, and a supercell to our south east . reminds me of hearing some excuse someone on Tour 2 gave Paul saying they booked there plane ticket on a fake website so lost there money and wont be coming ! sounds like bullshit to me.

1121pm we need to drive between supercells to avoid the worst weather

Advert for jaguars Club Abeline.

1127pm 1 inch hail is near us we don’t get hit by it

1134pm lightning Texas storm chase 18may15 1134p edited vid40c6  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKOoWEDbS7E  

1134pm   Lightning strike in Loraine Texas storm chase 18 May 2015 1134pm edited  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzsNYGcrC30  edited with avidemux software. Very nice lightning at 7 seconds into this video  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.40851983,-100.69859314,744.17966535a,62478.28148411d,35y,0.25057461h,9.79075731t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDEwNmxmGAIgASgC  r

1135pm mile 227 puts around the Loraine and Roscoe area  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.40586255,-100.60344597,747.27157376a,22486.68884399d,35y,0h,0t,0r   its still raining with lightning.

1143pm Ian is still streaming video from our car to the internet.

1144pm mile 238 puts us near Sweetwater https://earth.google.com/web/@32.46511684,-100.4153369,661.71245446a,28390.59078856d,35y,0h,0t,0r 

1148pm were still driving in rain with flashes of lightning going off every now and then

1150pm 18May2015 heavy rain

Tuesday 19th May 2015 mile 274 of the i20 puts us near Merkel  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.46454747,-99.97504173,552.14832318a,19590.77796939d,35y,0h,0t,0r   

1218am Severe weather warning on radio Texas storm chase 19may15 0018a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5mnUTkqWHo  ( 2min44 vid ) exit 283a,

1235am I stop for a loo break.  Were now east of Abilene    https://earth.google.com/web/@32.40625986,-99.69882274,540.0400536a,38573.90381d,35y,0h,0t,0r   I am tired now, its still raining and some lightning.

Faith no more music on in car.

Were told we have now done 5319 miles so far on our holiday !

107am mile 340 put us near Eastland  https://earth.google.com/web/@32.39938429,-98.80755337,441.08755979a,20252.08049264d,35y,0h,0t,0r    im very tired now.

Leon river Cowboy church  https://earth.google.com/web/search/Leon+River+Cowboy+Church,+Interstate+20+Access+Road,+Eastland,+TX,+USA/@32.41407495,-98.74578833,473.15423113a,1259.39732258d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCR81kc6gOkBAEchTBVSYK0BAGQVITKXbqljAIS7vU0OCvFjA 

124am mile 363 is somewhere near Thurber  https://earth.google.com/web/search/Leon+River+Cowboy+Church,+Interstate+20+Access+Road,+Eastland,+TX,+USA/@32.52286066,-98.41764577,290.62251279a,26759.80748077d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCR81kc6gOkBAEchTBVSYK0BAGQVITKXbqljAIS7vU0OCvFjA 

203am mile 413 puts us near Hudsons oak   https://earth.google.com/web/search/Leon+River+Cowboy+Church,+Interstate+20+Access+Road,+Eastland,+TX,+USA/@32.7543319,-97.69377981,306.06374137a,12265.13612118d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCR81kc6gOkBAEchTBVSYK0BAGQVITKXbqljAIS7vU0OCvFjA  

203am were told we have now driven 5436 miles so 740 miles so far today ! bloody hell .

Temptations near mile 420 . https://earth.google.com/web/search/Leon+River+Cowboy+Church,+Interstate+20+Access+Road,+Eastland,+TX,+USA/@32.72982704,-97.60932901,301.96173733a,790.76897757d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCR81kc6gOkBAEchTBVSYK0BAGQVITKXbqljAIS7vU0OCvFjA   not sure what that note means. Maybe an adult shop.

216am Motel lit up we almost back Texas storm chase 19may15 216a  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGvYOpA21BU 

218am its 77f

225am Roxy showgirls sign

Were on road 820 east https://earth.google.com/web/search/Leon+River+Cowboy+Church,+Interstate+20+Access+Road,+Eastland,+TX,+USA/@32.77626009,-97.42222219,175.99847181a,22383.57708164d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCR81kc6gOkBAEchTBVSYK0BAGQVITKXbqljAIS7vU0OCvFjA   so going around Fort Worth

I see a Nordstrom shop. , injury lawyers advert by road. Not sure exact time we got back to the Hotel in Irving    https://earth.google.com/web/search/Leon+River+Cowboy+Church,+Interstate+20+Access+Road,+Eastland,+TX,+USA/@32.83528383,-97.00778381,178.29930468a,404.62664924d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCR81kc6gOkBAEchTBVSYK0BAGQVITKXbqljAIS7vU0OCvFjA    but based on east on the 820 road to our hotel being roughly 30miles id say we got back about 3am !

And that’s the end of my 10 Days storm chasing trip in America, I will write up a brief summary at the bottom of this article.

Tuesday 19 May 2015 is the day im due to fly home from Dallas Fort Worth

Around 10am theres a knock on my door ..its Paul  and he says “ oh my god” we he’s sees ive just got out of bed ( Christ ive had at the absolute most 7 hours hours sleep ) anyway he says they need to do to the airport to sort out some missing bag or something for someone that’s due to start Tour 2 soon , I cant recall how long I had to get ready maybe an hour or so , Holly and Steve come to see me too which was nice of them I assume I said our goodbyes then and exchanged email addresses. I would have had a shower and packed my stuff.  ( seems most people who did tour one were flying home 1 day after me for what ever reasons ) let me know what you all did on your extra day please. I briefly meet a few people outside our hotel that are doing tour 2.

Im Driven to the airport and I think someone doing tour 2 the  next 10 days of storm chasing with a different bunch of guests comes in the car to try sort out a missing bag situation. I get  dropped off outside the terminal . I use a lift to get up 1 level .  Inside I buy a small  bottle of Aquafina water $2.25 and I eat a McDonalds meal for $7.57   a Big Mac meal plus Diet Coke. Tax was 58cents,  ( I have forgotten to boycott them )  paid for that at 1243pm ,

When I took my bag to the American Airlines desk they weighed it and said it was really overweight ! so I went and dumped a huge amount of travel leaflets and brochures I had picked up on the trip in a bin , I just kept some that I still really wanted but my bag was still over weight so they fined me $102 !    , I bought some Chanel no5  perfume for my mum as its her birthday soon  in Buckaroo Duty free North D-N106, 2333 south International Pkwy, DFW Airport TX 75261 at 1226pm she puts it into a plastic bag and seals it with a stapler it’s a Security Tamper-Evident bags ( STEBS) and is TSA approved .

Chat to a black girl waiting for the same flight as me, she had been to America to work as an Au pair , her English wasn’t great and I got the feeling she had probably worked hard for a very low wage. I also spotted one lady in the airport good enough to be a Playboy model.

333pm   American Airlines N471AA taxi DFW Texas storm chase 19may15 333p    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Uji0Vxz0bE  ( 33sec vid ) another plane I see on the ground while im in my plane.

 I took off around 408pm USA time 19 May 2015 ( schedule was for 340pm take off )  on an American Airlines Boeing 777 plane ( even though I booked on British Airways website and flew to the USA on BA I had to fly back on AA ! they have some route share agreement or something, if id known that I wouldn’t have bothered using BA ) I will try to work out what exact plane I was on, when / if I find out ill add that here .  I asked om a Heathrow Facebook group they said google LHR archives , so  http://www.lhr-lgw.co.uk/archive-main-munu.html     from that I get this info for May 20 2015 they date I landed  ,

AAL50 AA050 N733AR B77W KDFW 541 340 27R

,   KDFW is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dallas/Fort_Worth_International_Airport      N733AR  is the registration of the plane I was on  so this is the plane  https://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-b777-33524.htm      its an average of 9hours50 flight time from DFW to LHR and is 7644km, more info on that exact aircraft  shows it’s a Boeing 777-323ER its first flight was 6 January 2015 so it was just 4 months old when I flew on it , it has 2x GE GE90-115B1 engines .  AA050 is the flight number, 541 is the time in GMT I landed at Heathrow and 340 is the parking stand number near Terminal 3 the plane stopped at after we landed .

 Im sat near the back of the plane on the right a window seat I paid extra for.Im in seat 41L my boarding pass says,  Im sat next to a middle aged American man im now sure was an Air Marshall ! , we instantly got chatting and he offered to send me some sharks teeth etc ! . he tells me to get Lonesome Dove a tv mini series   https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096639/?ref_=nv_sr_1     ( I actually didn’t get round to watching that for a few years but im glad I saw it it’s a long Western about a Cattle drive and fighting Indians etc )

423pm   Full Take off American Airlines Boeing 777 Dallas Fort Worth 19may15 423p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gfcqp_DxiM&list=PLiVKwaUJvwmVtyldfFKnMaEphpRtfq8mf&index=98   it’s a 21 min video so I began filming at 402pm.  Skip forward until the planes about to take off if you wish.

AAL50 AA050 N733AR B77W KDFW 541 340 27R

,   KDFW is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dallas/Fort_Worth_International_Airport      N733AR  is the registration of the plane I was on  so this is the plane  https://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-b777-33524.htm      its an average of 9hours50 flight time from DFW to LHR and is 7644km, more info on that exact aircraft  shows it’s a Boeing 777-323ER its first flight was 6 January 2015 so it was just 4 months old when I flew on it , it has 2x GE GE90-115B1 engines .  AA050 is the flight number, 541 is the time in GMT I landed at Heathrow and 340 is the parking stand number near Terminal 3 the plane stopped at after we landed .

 

435pm  AA 777 Flight home DFW Texas storm chase 19may15 435p   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMNHIFQiJAo     view of clouds etc from out my window now were flying

442pm   American Airlines Boeing 777 View of land & cloud 19 may 2015 442p DFW Dallas 2 LHR Heathrow   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxsInuK_pQ4    whats that road I film ?

513pm  American Airlines Boeing 777 land where 19 may 2015 513p DFW Dallas Fort Worth 2 LHR Heathrow   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8RRCsgW9Ac  

523PM  American Airlines Boeing 777 River & City & airport 27kft 19 may 2015 523p DFW Dallas2 LHR Heathrow   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zcywm8NXVkQ  

Which Airport at 3min15,?  4mins52 im at 27000 feet , true air speed 556mph,

535pm     American Airlines Boeing 777 Peoria Illinois airport 27kft 19 may 2015 535p DFW 2 LHR Heathrow  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eS4CQMflDNo    Peoria Illinois  https://earth.google.com/web/@40.72607735,-89.57121722,-9.06339577a,257370.42396583d,35y,0.00307676h,1.91438533t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMHNmOV8YAiABKAI    were doing 553mph at 27,000 feet with a tailwind of 46mph,  , ETA is 647am, im 689 miles into my journey home

544pm American Airlines Boeing 777 DFW Dallas to LHR Heathrow over Fort Wayne wind farm 19 May 2015 544p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLtWLV6t2lA

Fort Wayne Indiana https://earth.google.com/web/@41.10735543,-84.75077815,-424.80649499a,1225089.82368574d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMDJfbjcYAiABKAI  45 degrees , true air speed 547mph,

604pm Blanket cloud American Airlines Boeing 777 DFW Dallas to LHR Heathrow 19 May 2015 604p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqObhchRZ7o  33000 feet, were near Detroit , weve done 986 miles so far and have 3782 miles to go, at 1min57 I zoom in on the lights on the tip of the wing,

we get food served on the plane at 614pm. I chat all flight to this very friendly man which takes my mind off flying.  I have the map of where our flight is on the screen on the chair in front of me so I have a rough idea of where we are

616pm   American Airlines Boeing 777 DFW Dallas to LHR Heathrow main meal 19 May 2015 616p edited  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7kpZThfphw  heres what I had to eat.

617pm   AA Boeing 777 blanket of cloud Toronto 19may15 617pm  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVh32njchJE   I only uploaded this to youtube on 8apr19 .

640pm American Airlines Boeing 777 DFW Dallas 2 LHR Heathrow over Ottowa unknown building 19 May 2015 640p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQooyiq54PE  1357 miles travelled so far with 3416 miles to go , 35k ft, ground speed 601mph,

701pm    American Airlines Boeing 777 Cloud 35kft Quebec Canada 19 may 2015 701p DFW Dallas 2 LHR Heathrow  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=can19SQlV1Y  

Val d’Or Quebec Canada https://earth.google.com/web/@48.10335099,-77.72809356,332.77090967a,125069.27507764d,35y,-0.00002487h,0.96869838t,360r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDJ6bGp5GAIgASgC   true air speed 563mph , 35k ft, ground speed 614mph, heading 54degrees ,

709pm American Airlines Boeing 777 towering clouds Alma Quebec Canada 19 may 2015 709p DFW 2 LHR Heathrow  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ug1mifPVmQ0   

3123miles to my destination , 35,000 feet, 1653miles into my trip home, im near Alma Quebec Canada https://earth.google.com/web/@48.60403163,-71.4657009,135.05998621a,820583.30930642d,35y,359.83387838h,5.9192167t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDE5eTk5GAIgASgC   heading 57 degrees,

724pm American  Boeing 777 DFW Dallas to LHR Heathrow 3hrs into flight 1810miles done  19 May 2015 724p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKBznp-mkrI   Heading 59 degrees, done 1810 miles so far,

749pm, American Airlines Boeing 777 Sept iles Canada 19 may 2015 749p DFW Dallas 2 LHR Heathrow  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1F0iLnPB1o 

35000 ft, Sept iles is where we are roughly, https://earth.google.com/web/@49.7737462,-65.65487317,-145.51528939a,531760.40018857d,35y,0.00000099h,0.13563401t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDFfcGhkGAIgASgC   near the St Lawrence river , heading 64 degrees, 3hrs28 after I took off, im 2062 miles into my journey home with 2716 miles still to go,

. At 951pm us time here is a plane parallel to us and very close ! its 81degrees, were at 35,000 feet.

950pm Our American Airlines Boeing 777 & mystery plane UFO 19 may 2015 950pm us DFW Dallas LHR Heathrow  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4IcyFZ1Mxo  

 Man on the plane tells me about chicken fried steak which sounds yummy. And he offers to post me an indian arrow head he found. 

1103pm 683miles2go flight info & cabin American Airlines Boeing 777 DFW 2 LHR Heathrow 19 may 2015 1103p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7Kca5vVGdU  

True air speed 544mph, got 1hr20 to go 683miles, done 4101 miles so far,

 We have breakfast at 1114pm us time which is 514am UK time,

1124pm USA is 524am UK giving us an ETA of 623am,   Shannon Ireland 59mins2land American Airlines Boeing 777 to Heathrow 19 may 2015 1124p DFW 2 LHR  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=712z8KR9RZw  

Im near Shannon Ireland  https://earth.google.com/web/@52.76449125,-8.81153455,59.9772227a,549996.40779532d,35y,-4.87560177h,20.77539739t,0r/data=ChMaEQoJL20vMDJscHc1GAIgASgC    ground speed 605mph True air speed 545mph, 35,000 feet up, I have 487 miles to go .

1140pm  American Airlines Boeing 777 DFW Dallas to LHR Heathrow over Ireland info 19 May 2015 1140p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyDi9SRdZI4 

35k ft, 334 miles to go, heading 97 degrees,

1147pm 37minstogo flight info American Airlines Boeing 777 DFW Dallas to LHR Heathrow 19 may 2015 1147p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-soEA0a7HY 

True air speed 522mph, 37mins from Heathrow, 263 miles to go weve done 4544miles so far, still at 35k feet, ground speed 575mph,

1149pm Irish sea flight info American Airlines Boeing 777 DFW Dallas to LHR Heathrow 19 May 2015 1149p  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wfnrc6NEn4w

True air speed 522mph ground speed 590mph, 35k ft, 243miles to go,

0031am USA American Airlines Boeing 777 soon2land Heathrow Views of UK 20 May 2015 0031us DFW 2 London LHR  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oo9U7wj7Ec  so this video ends at 631am uk time

Sports stadium at 29seconds, 23000 feet true air speed 407mph, eta 625am local, heading 138 degrees, 11mins26 were just 27miles to go , by 18mins34 we see other planes near us , at 20mins into my video I can see Heathrow , 22mins13 were 13miles from Heathrow at 10000 feet,  , 25mins see M25 maybe and lakes,

 At the time I didn’t write down what time I landed but I did film it so watch this if you wish, you will see a lot of Great London places 

American Airlines Boeing 777 epic landing LHR London Heathrow 20 May 2015 0043us from DFW Dallas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8h3ZY4Rjd0&list=PLiVKwaUJvwmVtyldfFKnMaEphpRtfq8mf&index=100   that says I landed at 0043am USA time so I think that makes it 643am UK time ? .  same 12min16 video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8h3ZY4Rjd0

AAL50 AA050 N733AR B77W KDFW 541 340 27R

,   KDFW is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dallas/Fort_Worth_International_Airport      N733AR  is the registration of the plane I was on  so this is the plane  https://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-b777-33524.htm      its an average of 9hours50 flight time from DFW to LHR and is 7644km, more info on that exact aircraft  shows it’s a Boeing 777-323ER its first flight was 6 January 2015 so it was just 4 months old when I flew on it , it has 2x GE GE90-115B1 engines .  AA050 is the flight number, 541 is the time in GMT I landed at Heathrow and 340 is the parking stand number near Terminal 3 the plane stopped at after we landed .

 Baggage claim took ages in fact I think my bag was the very last to be put onto it I guess as it had a ticket put on it saying heavy bag. I think they also said there was a shortage of baggage handlers. My leather name tag that was attached to my suitcase was missing and lost forever too by Heathrow. I don’t buy any duty free eg Baileys drink as prices didnt seem cheap £13  for a bottle and the staff look bored and make no effort to sell us anything, I go through Customs nothing to declare by 142am us time / 742am uk time.

 I go outside and wait for my taxi which is Michael the bloke who dropped me here to, I phone him and he’s waiting close by so only takes 5 to 10mins to arrive and quickly pick me up outside the hectic confusing area outside Heathrow. As we drive home I pass a model Airbus A380 outside Heathrow  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1037560/Heathrow-airports-BA-Concorde-landmark-replaced-foreign-airlines-Airbus.html   here it is  on Google Earth    https://earth.google.com/web/@51.4805838,-0.45296298,17.73996078a,322.2686888d,35y,0.00000001h,44.99805345t,0r/data=ChIaEAoIL20vMDNqbjQYASABKAI   so that’s the direction I left from.

Emirates Airbus A380 model plane at London Heathrow Airport 20 may 2015 154a us  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nw7wJ0qHaY4   so that’s 754am Uk time now .

I got home about 945am . I took the shampoo samples out of my case right away as in 2007 when I got home from New York they had leaked everywhere ! .   I think I ended up filling up 6x 64gb SDXC memory cards with video of this trip !  so I had to transfer all that footage onto an external hard drive and then begin the task of labelling the 1000+ videos I took on the trip. Id say it took me at least a month to label them all and upload them to Youtube.  Im glad I uploaded them as it gives other people the chance to see what a storm chasing Holiday is like . I know lots of people that do photography and Videography and  don’t bother to share their videos .

So would I do it again ?  ,maybe one day .

Other things I recall from the trip..

I tell a Sherlock Holmes Tent joke made everyone laugh . ,

What did the girls do last day/ next day their flights/ I heard Holly & Mads had a bit of a argument as they were about to board their plane home .

Summary of the trip..

Day 1 Friday 8th May 2015 My home in Cambridge to London Heathrow by taxi then flew to Dallas Fort Worth , took off 1226pm, Landed DFw 933pm UK time so that’s 333pm US time then drive In Texas  to see lightning and get further north in time for chase day 1 tomorrow , Haltom city 503pm,  Bridge used in film twister( which I think they got wrong saw a bridge in Runaway bay at 559pm, ) , Jacksboro by 618pm,   Attbury Grain by 756pm, then  Wichita Falls Texas by 803pm , we stay In a Quality Inn & Suites Motel.we got to the Motel by 8pm,Nice rainbow here,   Evening ate at Applebee’s.and left about 10pm  ( who was in my car ? maybe Ian driving, Mike n Steve in back with me.

States Visited : Texas

Day 2 :  Saturday 9th May 2015 ,is Tour 1 day 1  , Quality Inn & Suites  Wichita Falls northern Texas ,   In my car Ian is driving with Elise up front, I am in the back with Holly and Mads. By 7am im outside trying to film some lightning, we set off about 10am , were heading towards Childress Texas to the north west , into Oklahoma by 1130am, Altus , Blair, Magnum, Sayre by 1pm, Cheyenne, Arnett, Shattuck by 2pm, Elmwood 340pm, Turpin, 420pm We visit Dorothys house in Liberal Kansas , Sublette, Satanta, Syracuse by 537pm, Ulysses, we follow crocnado cloud, from 630pm, Tribune Kansas 7pm, Sharon Springs 8pm, 833pm was very good I really thought we were going to see a Tornado ,  901pm we film a blue shelf cloud, 926pm we see a Supercell with constant lightning,   1009pm  we see 2 Tornados in the dark, We sleep in  Colby Kansas  at Budget Inn & Suites

States visited : Texas , Oklahoma , Kansas ,

Day 3 of the holiday Sunday 10 May 2015 , its Tour 1 day 2 , No Breakfast , Tom drives, Paul is up front, me Mads and Holly are in the back. Colby Kansas ,leave 8am  head to Omaha Nebraska, Rexford by 9am, Dresden, Norton 946am, Almena, Nebraska by 1036am, Alma, 1044am Tom pulled over by cops in  Alma Nebraska , Orleans,1111am  see Sean Casey and the TIV vehicle, Hodredge, Platte river, Elm Creek, Gibbon, Henderson, York, 130pm near Lincoln, Ashland, Gretna, We go into Iowa by 230pm  and Missouri river ,  lunch at a food at a place called “ The Edge”  in the Missouri Valley Iowa, ,  we miss the storms,  we leave at 530pm, Honey creek, Bellevue, Percival, 630pm rockport Missouri , Mound city, We stay  at a Motel 6 Motel  in St Joseph MO. We got there by 8pm,a Uhaul truck crashes into Gas station near us,  meal in Steak House across the road.

States visited : Nebraska, Iowa , Missouri by 638pm,

Day 4  is Monday 11th May 2015 , its Tour 1 day 3  ( its going to be a travel day as our tour company call it )  St Joseph MO.  Ian is driving and im in the car with Steve, Mike and Jeremy. Breakfast in a Denny’s ,  We head back south through Kansas etc, Camden point, Platte City by 1130am, , i35, Kansas City by 1144am, Homewood, Williamsburg , Emporia, Prarie Grasslands get sandwich in Chase County Kansas by 147pm, Matfield Green,  Cassoday, El dorado lake 221pm, Arkansas river 249pm, Salina, Mulvane, exit Kansas and go into Oklahoma by 323pm, get leaflets, Guthrie, , see Oklahoma city skyscrapers by 517pm, , Moore Tornado damage,Norman by 547pm,  Washita river 616pm, and stop at Turner falls Waterfall  Oklahoma by 633pm  ,meal in Ardmore Oklahoma we got there by 717pm meal at Two Frogs Grill until 9pm, Sanger by 929pm, Denton by 937pm, Texas motor speedway 950pm,   Best Western Inn Hotel Irving Texas Fort Worth we get to by 1040pm.

States visited : Missouri , Kansas , Oklahoma and Texas !

Day 5  ( Tour 1   day 4  ) is Tuesday 12 May 2015 , We start from Best Western Inn Hotel Irving Texas Fort Worth,  plan is to travel west 300 miles at a leisurely pace to get to an area storms are due tonight, We head for Fort Stockton Texas about 430 miles trip , we set off by 1120am  (Tom driving and  Paul in front, me in back left with Steve and Mike  ) we are told we should see storms with lightning for 5 or 6 hours tonight ,  Haltom City 1138am, pass Lockheed Martin that make fighter jets 1149am, Mineral wells, Eastland, Cisco , 140pm Lunch in Subway in Baird, Abilene 250pm, Dyess Air force base, 310pm Trent , Sweetwater, 347pm,  Colorado City Texas, Big Spring 417pm, Midland 512pm, Odessa 522pm ,537pm edge of world view,  Monahans 549pm, Grand Falls 610pm, 629pm see cowboy riding a horse, when we get to Fort Stockton by 638pm  we stay  at a Super 8 Motel in Fort Stockton Texas . Cockroach in room, Meal at Alfredos , till 915pm,  The Storms weve driven down to see don’t arrive !  , drinks in mads room with lots of other people, slight risk for tomorrow we found out at 307pm.

States Visited : Texas

Day 6 ( Tour 1 day 5 ) is Wednesday 13 May 2015 , Fort Stockton Texas, We head north , (   Toms driving Pauls up front ,   Elise in back middle with me back left  and Jeremy back right  )  plan is to drive north ! , little Mexico, Grand Falls 1121am, Monahans 1130am, Odessa 1217pm, Stanton 1230pm, 1pm  Pizza Hut lunch in Big Spring Texas ,Big Spring refinery 152pm,   then Coahoma , Colorado City 217pm, 230pm  Loraine Texas I pick Cactus which was a big mistake ,Lone wolf Mountain,  Sweetwater 304pm,   ,Maryneal  area nice view over valley by 421pm, were right near power lines,  looking down over a valley, 445pm Blackwell near gas tanks,606pm Buffalo Gap south west of Abilene,  613pm we nearly get hit by lightning , insane rain we drive in,  Storm chase in Colorado City area ( kinda half way back to Dallas fort Worth )  was good as it really looked like stuff would happen, 613pm Steve and me close to lightning hit, Buffalo Gap,  We end up in Coleman by 8pm  in  Best Western Coleman Inn, meal in a Mexican Restaurant,

States visited : Texas

Day 7 ( Tour 1 day 6 ) Thursday 14 May 2015 , Begin in    Coleman Texas ( Bat on ground)  to Lovell Oklahoma then Woodward ( northern Oklahoma)   is the plan they want to drive 800miles north to get us in place for Friday , (   Ian driving, im front right seat, , Steve,Elise and jeremy  in back )  ( were driving north 800 miles to get in place for the next day ) Set off 1156amish, pass through Lawn, Abilene, Tye on i20, Merkel by 1pmish, Trent, Sweetwater, 2pm Stop for  lunch in Snyder Texas at Big Apple deli,quick look in Court house, leave 339pm ,  IRA,   then  We stop at Lake J. B, Thomas by 405pm, which was really hot but nice for wildlife until 5pm,  ,Los Ybanos 522pm, Key by 544pm, Lamesa, Steve doesn’t know what the Sun is , film lightning in Brownfield Texas 630pm,  Ropesville 730pm, Meadow,  Heavy rain & flooding in Lubbock Texas , KFC 817pm, ordered at 830pm, Lubbock roads are flooded, We head for Woodward Oklahoma which is the top middle of Oklahoma.We drive through Shallowater 903pm Hale center 930pm, Plainview, Tulia 10pm, Canyon, ,  Amarillo by 11pm , Panhandle 1120pm, White Deer, Pampa, Miami Texas, Canadian by 1220am , Glazer, Higgins, Arnett, Shattuck, 1am, Fargo 118am, on the way there, it’s a very long drive in the dark  We get to Woodward Oklahoma  by 138am and stay in a Super 8 Motel. Mads is !

States visited : Texas , Oklahoma.

Day 8  ( is Tour 1  day 7 on Friday 15th May 2015,  start in Super 8 Motel Woodward Oklahoma plan to go to Colby and south west  Nebraska  , Toms driving with Paul up front , Im at right back , Steve and Jeremy are with me. We set off about 920am , we drive past Lookout, by 1009am were into Kansas, Buttermilk, Coldwater by 1025am, , 1050am We stop in Greensburg Kansas  & have a little look around ,   By 1141am Pauls mentioning he’s planning to go to a farm on his own to shoot some Guns !  , girl selling puppies, Haviland so were heading east from Greensburg, Pratt Kansas by 1228pm Pratt is 77 miles west of Wichita ,then we head north on the 281 highway  Luka, Stafford,St John, Seward,  137pm we stop for lunch at  Johnsons Smokehouse BBQ in Great Bend Kansas until 226pm, ( Arkansas river is near Great Bend )  then head for a motel in   Salina Kansas ,  we head east through Ellinwood 240pm, Bushton, Lorraine Kansas 3pm, were on the 156 road I think, Ellsworth 305pm , Westfall 323pm, i70 rd now, Get to a Days Inn Motel in Salina Kansas by 340pm, some of us then  go shopping and go to a bar by 450pm get a Pizza to take back to the Hotel by 720pm,   Paul goes to a farm on his own, I hear crickets at night.

States visited :   Oklahoma, Kansas .

Day 9 ( Tour 1 day 8 )  Saturday 16th May 2015 ,  ( Salina Kansas plan is  head all the way back south again !  with Lightning photography  at the end )  )  Tom Drives with Paul up front, Mikes left rear, Steves in middle rear and im on right rear.we set off at 1035am, we pass McPherson 1105am ish, Park City , Wichita Kansas, Arkansas river, Mulvane, Oklahoma by 1225pm, Guthrie OK 134pm, , Edmond OK 146pm, Oklahoma City by 2pm, Yukon OK, El Reno Ok 227pm , Subway for lunch, pass Staford Air and Space museum airport 326pm , Wetherford, Clinton by 340pm ,   Elk City Oklahoma 4pm ish  , Sayre 416pm, were now close to storms,south to  Magnum OK 453pm, 513pm Drones, 522pm Quartz Mountain, Sentinel, Granite 539pm, decide to head for storms in Elk City area so were going north again, Rocky 544pm, New Cordell by 550pm, Hobart 601pm, , Roosevelt OK 610pm, Humphreys OK, Roosevelt Ok by 637pm chasing a Tornado buried in rain as in we cant see it ! , so were west of Lawton in heavy rain ,657pm we see damaged Trailor park,  we hear Tornado sirens going off, Nice footage from car of the rain wrapped Tornado , Tornado in Supercell by 7pm, 732pm near lake ellsworth , 739pm Elgin we misses seeing a Tornado , 853pm on laptop is 1400 mile long storm, 946pm we pass the waterfalls are we stopped at on day 4,  stay at Motel 6 in Ardmore Oklahoma, eat at Applebys. Then  lightning photography from the motel balconys.

States visited : Kansas , Oklahoma,

Day 10 ( Tour 1 day 9 ) Sunday 17 May 2015  (  were in Ardmore Oklahoma )  Lightning photography until 2am, Early Morning Ian has to drive back 2hours / 100miles to collect a Card left at gas station, Its gone midday by the time Ian’s ready to depart.  Were heading south on i35 back to Best Western motel in Irving Texas so today is a down day as they say ( no chasing ) 1246pm we pass Winstar Casino, Gainsville by 1253pm, Sanger by 112pm, Denton 118pm, 130pm we pass Texas Motor Speedway, 136pm Haslet, 145pm Fossil Park area of Fort Worth , 202pm Euless Fort Worth, were back by 205pm, Burger King lunch 240pm, After that I shop in a Walmart for a couple of hours,  I think some others on this Tour rested around the pool etc, ( this day  Tom was driving. Mike is in the back on the left. Steves in the car too. ) 830pm Burger King for evening meal.

States Visited : Oklahoma, Texas .

Day 11 ( tour 1 day 10 of 10 ) Monday 18th May 2015 , Dallas Fort Worth , I film planes, plan is to head west 320-340 miles to try see storms. Im in Car with Ian and Mike.The ladies have had enough and don’t want to go chasing today so they all stay in Fort Worth..what did they do ? , We set off at 11am, 1126am past Lockheed Martin and lake Worth on i820, Weatherford 1142am, Brazos 12pm, Gordon 1216pm, Eastland 1236pm, 1243pm Subway for  Lunch in Cisco Texas, 158pm Abilene,  Merkel 216pm, Sweetwater 238pm, Colorado City 255pm, 302pm truck crash, Big Spring scenic mountain by 328pm, Stanton 339pm, 345pm, see a Dust Devil, Odessa 409pm, 425pm amazing cutting tool vehicle, Monahans 438pm, 525pm Coyanosa Cooperative Gin and Farm store , 61pm Pecan crop,  Tornado warned Supercell we film from multiple locations , 8pm Flash flood traps us near Pecos Texas, Royalty area by 850pm 30 miles from Kermit, 9pm i20 rd, 918pm Supercell mothership shape, 932pm McDonalds meal in Odessa, Loraine 1134pm, Sweetwater 1144pm, Abilene by 1235am, Eastland 107am, Thurber 124pm, Hudsons Oak 203am,  we drive back to Dallas Fort Worth by 3am, So we did something like 5500 miles of driving in 10 days !

States visited : Texas

Day 12 Tuesday 19 May 2015 my leaving day to go home to the UK ,  Dallas Fort Worth , to London Heathrow and then home ,sometime like 11/1130am im driven to the Airport , McDonalds for lunch in the airport, I get fined $102 as my suitcase is over weight, , Im on my plane by 330pm,  the flight is 7644km about 9hour50 usually. I took off at 423pm USA time on an American Airlines Boeing 777 registration of the plane is N733AR, I spent most of the flight chatting to another passenger and filming what I could see out of the window, 614pm we have a meal, we fly at around 560mph , by 1140pm im over Ireland,  landed 20 May 2019 641am. And the plane parked by Heathrow Terminal 3 , , I didn’t buy any duty free, by 8am im in a taxi on my way home to Cambridge , Home by 945am.

States Visited : Texas

What you need to do before you go……

Alarm Clock buy one ! and make sure you know how to set it, have spare battery for it , something small and simple will do.

Batterys for Camcorders/ Cameras  etc make sure you have more than enough to film loads.

Battery rechargers that fit your Camcorder battery type ( enough to charge all the batterys you use up each day back in your Motel room overnight  )

Camera or Camcorder to record what you see & make sure you adjust its clock settings to USA time once in USA so your videos and pictures will at least have correct time and date info on each file

Clothing for sitting in an air conditioned car for huge distances, clothes for if it rains..it will.

Compass to tell what direction your going sould be useful .

Ear plugs if you want to block out crap music in the car . !

Flights from which ever airport you intend to fly from eg London  Heathrow. & back home ( return flights ) prices change all the time to Dallas so shop around , I used British Airways . Some people got flights for around £400 as ive said my return flight with window seats cost me just under £1000  

Fuel for the cars is included in the holiday fee

Immigration forms fill them in online before you go. ESTA form I think it was called

Insect repellent ( buy it in  usa )

Jokes : take a book of jokes or write down every joke you know, then share some on the long drives .

laser pen to point out exactly where to look. Ask me if you need advice on which type to get. Plus batterys and a charger for them.

Locks like mini padlocks to lock suitcase zips together or rucksac zips together.

Map book of USA roads eg Rand McNally Road Atlas Large Scale of United States  ( its plastic wire bound book ) $20 printed on the back I bought mine in England it was very useful to me.

Maps of the USA states your going to travel in for more detail than in map books.   Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, iowa, Missouri, you can buy them when out there.

Money in Dollars to pay for stuff, ( get from your Bank )   I took $1000 for the 10 days its up to you to decide what you can afford to spend/ what gifts you wish to buy people to take home etc. You will need to buy your own food and drink for 10 days.

Name/ address tag for all your luggage

Note book to make notes in every day, eg Silvine A5 , I took over 60 pages of notes on my 10 day holiday and I could have doubled that to add more detail im trying to recall as I type up these notes 4 years later !

Passport that’s valid

Pens to write thorough notes with.

Photography equipment eg Cameras Camcorders Batterys, sdcards, wind mufflers, tripods etc and test you know how to use it all before you go.

Seat comfort : what can you do to be more comfortable on very long road trips ?

Suncream ( buy it in USA  its cheaper )

Suitcase not too big ( ask tour operators re size that’s ok ) look in John Lewis then find same make/model online for cheaper.

Taxi book one to get you to your departure Airport & back home or book Coach etc .

Toll road fees are included in your Holiday fee

Travel insurance that covers storm chasing eg Dogtag is the company I used  buy it before you go.

Umbrella, no one used one/ took one but I don’t see why you shouldn’t have one to protect your camera etc when out of the car

USA plugged extension socket to plug say 8 plugs into ( not 3 pin uk plug on end )

Walking boots that are waterproof ( incase you need to walk at side of road in fields etc )

Watch ( make sure you have one on at all times to help you note down where you were on your trips )

Water : supply of 500ml water likely provided by the tour company The dangers of storm chasing https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47720417?fbclid=IwAR1f9rlFQG0L1JDuh9wM3GudL4zwcJ5uWwBjfk7VlNjAzMF7z_7NKAWirtg#

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