Who Chased? Chris, Rachel, and Ben Holcomb
MILES TRAVELED: 540
STATES VISITED: Oklahoma, Texas
COUNTIES CHASED: Hill TX, McLennan TX
SPC: Slight, 5% Tornado
We started this marginal chase day in Norman, Oklahoma. Ben Holcomb (@oklahomachaser) opted to ride along with us as well. We met up with some chasers in Decatur, Texas, and moved on to downtown Fort Worth, where we experienced heavy rain and intense traffic on I-35W. We finally reached the Hillsboro, Texas area where the storm structure finally showed itself.
The storm quickly moved closer to us and started to drop egg-sized hail. We retreated out of there and maneuvered around farm roads south of Hillsboro. We nearly reached the Waco area before the storm finally overtook us with approximately 60-70 mph winds as we sought refuge under a gas station awning. Check out the video below!