DFW Area 06/13/2012

DFW Area 06/13/2012

Boundaries left by the previous days storms along with ample moisture and daytime
heating made for prime thunderstorm development.
Two cells had formed in the metroplex, one over Dallas and another NW near DFW airport.
Both produced large, damaging hail. Up to softball size was reported in some areas.
A funnel was reported with the eastern storm while a spotter reported a wall cloud with circulation
on the west storm. I caught the updraft area of the eastern storm as it was
diving south through eastern Dallas county.
This pic looks east from near I-35 and Beckley in the Oak Cliff area.

Deciding not to try and battle evening rush hour traffic to keep up with that storm I relocated
west on I-30 toward Grand Prairie and Arlington to intercept the airport storm
that was also diving south through the metroplex.

I made it out to I-30 at 360 where I made a u-turn and headed back toward Dallas.
Along the way out and back I core punched, experiencing golf ball sized hail.

Another interesting sight as the updraft area passed south of I-30 near Grand Prairie.

I made it back to Loop 12, down to I-20 then over to Hwy.67. South of Cedar Hill the
updraft seemed to become more robust as the storm crossed yet another boundary.

Continuing south to Midlothian I was treated to a couple more wall cloud shots before the storm fell apart.

Total miles driven: = 75

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