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Geeking Out: Storm chaser activity in Oklahoma, Texas

Posted at 5:40 PM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-21 21:55:58-04

Yesterday was expected to be a large severe weather outbreak day, and today we'll take a glimpse at all of the storm chasers who were out in Oklahoma and Texas yesterday in anticipation of a big tornado outbreak.

Each red dot is a storm spotter who signed into the storm spotter network, so there were even more chasers on the roadways who didn't sign in.

Yesterday's storms didn't pan out to as much as was expected and thankfully there were no fatalities and few injuries.

One injury did occur however when two storm chasers crashed into each other. This is why it isn't smart to chase storms when there are this many people out on the roadways.

The forecast wasn't a complete bust, there were 3 funnel cloud reports that didn't touch down and 26 reports of tornadoes.

Flash flooding was widespread with nearly 100 reports and there were more than 130 wind reports and 86 reports of hail. This same storm system will be bringing us showers and storms tonight, though most of these will not reach us until after midnight and they will not be severe.