Cool clumps of mammatus, dangling beneath a retreating anvil canopy, cast sharply defined shadows through the golden glow just before sunset. During intercept activities, this storm hadn't done much besides drop 1 to 1.5 inch hail. But after a nice rainbow, it treated a train of fellow storm observers (Rich Thompson, David Fogel, RJ Evans, Bobby Prentice, Boris Konon and others) to a splendid West Texas sunset. A storm that never had a chance of producing a tornado became a great memory for friends. Good times and good photography were had by all, followed by first-rate, mesquite-grilled steaks in Lubbock to celebrate.
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