June 16th, 2019 - Texas
Day two of the 2019 journey would take us into southern-central Texas.
Sufficient shear, strong instability and moisture would set the stage for supercells to develop during the afternoon and evening hours. Whilst the tornado threat was minimal, you can never rule it out in the US.
Our first supercell that develop, died a very slow death due to a capping inversion, so we quickly had to make a decision. Head south to a set of intensifying storms, or west where a mature supercell was ongoing on a boundary. We headed west and caught this stunning storm near sunset. The cg's were amazing, along with golf ball hail and pretty structure. A good day all around.
June 17th, 2019 - New Mexico/Texas
This was an interesting day...We decided to play in southern New Mexico away from chaser traffic and hope for a tail end charlie. A small LP supercell developed and hovered over the higher terrain for a few hours before moving east and dying.
Later that night towards the Texas border, a few supercells intensified and produced a spectacular light show. However the real show developed around midnight and after in eastern New Mexico when a couple of supercells went crazy! One become tornado warned and produced a SPECTACULAR light show at 2am! We were then treated to a very rare phenomenon, a moonbow!!! What a wicked chase