2003 was the first year I drove for Silver Lining Tours and I've loved every second of it since. May 15th was my first big tornado day, seeing 5 of them out on the Texas Panhandle. That was also my first day driving in intense storm conditions so that was quite a trip! At the time, it was all I could do to keep the van on the road! These days it's a piece of cake but it was quite a baptism by fire!

We got to see a lot on the tour, between extensive tornado damage at Moore, Oklahoma to the big panhandle day to several more big supercells, it was my best year yet.

2003 Chase Logs / Summary

2003 Photo Album:
Storm Chasing May 11-20, 2003

Chase Day Pages:

May 15, 2003:  Tornadic supercells near Boise City, OK,  Stratford, TX, and Sunray, OK.

May 18, 2003:  Large HP supercell with shark-toothed shelf cloud near Limon, CO.

May 19, 2003:  Classic supercell with nice wall cloud and golf ball+ hail near Healdton, OK.


All pictures (C) Richard Hamel 2017.

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