Texas Storm Chasers David Reimer and Paige Burress documented a tornado west of Petrolia, Texas around 4:50 PM on April 30, 2019. This tornado was produced by the ‘tail-end charlie’ storm, or the storm with unimpeded access to warm, unstable inflow. This tornado maintained a multi-vortex structure for much of its life, before finally condensing and becoming rain-wrapped. It is fortunate that this storm did not develop more quickly as the tornado occurred only 10 to 15 miles northeast of Wichita Falls. The storm continued north across the Red River in a weakened state.
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A weather weenie since early childhood, David began storm chasing in his junior year of high school in 2008. He’s been hooked ever since! His vision helped Texas Storm Chasers become the social media powerhouse and information hub TSC followers have come to expect during high-impact events. While he moved to Oklahoma in 2013 with his better half [Paige] he remains passionate about Texas weather and continues storm chasing to this day across the United States.