This charming little supercell had looked potentially very severe from the distance, during its early lifespan, as seen from our northwestern approach via Clayton, NM. However, as we wheeled around in front of it, the storm got walloped. A big surge of outflow from a separate storm complex to the south crashed into the supercell, weakening it. Still, the supercell's remains offered a beautiful Panhandle plains display of multilevel cloud features and occasional cloud-to-cloud lightning filaments. The day ended with a good dinner in Amarillo, followed by a grand sunset farther east.
4 NNE Channing TX (25 May 10) looking WNW