Weather Flashback

November 2020 - Dryline Eruption (May 22, 2020)

Summary

The plate shaped cloud along the top margin of this scene demarcates the bottom portion of this western north Texas supercell thunderstorm's anvil. The lower cloud appendage is the storm's beaver's tail. This storm erupted from a heap of towering cumuli just off to my south and west in the vicinity of a dryline about an hour earlier. The storm developed in spite of a capping inversion having been overhead for most of the day. At the time of this scene, a practically continuous rumble could be heard while hot, humid air rushed toward the storm's southern flank. This rumble was probably "hail roar" while the high winds were probably being driven by pressure falls underneath the storm's updraft. More information about this storm event can be found: here.

Plate 1. Dryline Eruption. Captured on May 22, 2020 at 5:20pm CDT. Looking west from 34.07°, -98.69°.