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April 17, 2013 - Southwest Oklahoma

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My first all-day chase of the season was in southwest Oklahoma for a moderate-risk setup that looked promising for tornado chances. I began waiting for storm initiation near Snyder about 2:00 PM. Had gotten a call from work that a CNN crew was in Norman and wanting to embed with someone for the day, so I stayed there waiting on them even as a storm was developing and moving our way from Vernon, Texas. We intercepted the storm south of Frederick and stayed with it all the way past Lawton until the CNN Suburban somehow got two flat rear tires. We worked to try and resolve this as the second tornado warned storm was approaching our location and doing damage in Lawton. We were finally able to get the tires fixed thanks to the locals in Sterling, and made our way back to Norman by 10:00 PM