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  •  Ah, TX hill country atop the caprock... (6+ / 0-)

    A wonderful place to hang out while waiting for supercells to pop.  Not that I chase in TX often, but this is the place to do it (even at the cost of having to sometimes drive around the canyon).   It's bonus special for knowing just how far from Canada the Canadian River is:-)

    Nicely done!

    The rich are eating the world. The Republicans are their teeth. The Democrats are dentists who refuse to pull those teeth because they are so beautiful and sharp.

    by Leftcandid on Mon Jan 16, 2012 at 03:16:29 PM PST

    •  You're not kidding about the WX. I've been around (4+ / 0-)

      a lot and a long time and I've never seen more violent, volatile WX, summer, fall, winter and spring, than in the TX panhandle (and I'm from hurricane country).
      It's damned weird when all your hair just kinda stands up and away from yer hide and you get kind of a sizzle/crackle in your ears, it's definitely time to hit the dirt then.

      Although I was in my garage in S. TX a couple of years ago when a bolt hit really, really close by (on a ridgeline), hair stood up and my cellphone kinda went 'pffft' while I went deaf and blind briefly. It took out the right side of my stereo, so it may have hit my livingroom fireplace chimney or the ground real near.

      "Double, double, toile and trouble; Fire burne, and Cauldron bubble... By the pricking of my Thumbes, Something wicked this way comes": Republicans Willkommen auf das Vierte Reich! Sie Angelegenheit nicht mehr.

      by Bluefin on Mon Jan 16, 2012 at 05:00:42 PM PST

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    •  Saw my first tornado there... (1+ / 0-)
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      back in the late 1970's when I was part of OU's chase/intercept program to verify Doppler.

      That was our favorite place to go in April and May...a southeast wind blowing into and up in the canyon would help ignite some dandy thunderstorms.  

      An interesting place that not even many Texans have been to visit.

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