Sunday, April 19, 2015

A Spring Storm

One of the hazards of trucking is the weather.
Near Alanreed,  in the (far north) panhandle of Texas,
Bill recently encountered this serious storm.

The wise thing to do is to find a safe place to park and wait it out.

The storm was clearly gaining strength very quickly.

Creating a lot of rain, hail, and wind over Texas, 

it covered many miles, spawning a tornado in Oklahoma.

Thanks to Bill for braving the elements to share these amazing photos.
Stay safe!

check out this post from June 2, 2013.
All pictures were taken by Bill!


  1. makes for great photos, but i dread these types of storms. have had a few roll this way, but thankfully our eastern side has escaped the worst of it, so far.

    1. Bill is pretty fearless. The Oklahoma border sees a lot of these. He actually drove through a couple tornadoes fronts there.

  2. p.s. i know how treacherous that must be for a big rig...

  3. I imagine all rest stops look the same but I think we stopped at this one on our way out west.

    That is one big wall cloud. Glad Bill and all the other travelers are safe.

    Fantastic pictures.

  4. Those storms can be very tricky.
    The photos are always fun to look at and enjoy, even if awe-inspiring.
    Glad all is well, McGuffy!
    Have a Beautiful Day!
    Peace :)

  5. Yes, please keep safe Bill. Those were impressive and scary photos!

  6. Such an ominous sky! Great pics, but tell him to make sure he stays safe first and foremost!

  7. Oh my, that looks dangerous ahead. A big rig can get thrown around like a toy. Bill is a brave man. Thanks for the photo of the menacing storm. I'm glad that he came through safely.

    Have a great rest of the day.

  8. This is horrible!!! Thank you Lord for Bill's safety.

  9. Those are always frightening, especially out on the road when you have no idea where to go for shelter. Thank goodness he was okay and his photos were chilling.

  10. Tornados are scary storms because they are so unpredictable. Thank the Lord that Bill is safe and sound.

  11. Storms like that are frightening, nothing to play around with.

  12. wow, that looks scary! That concrete bunker looks mighty attractive at that moment. glad it passed without trouble.

  13. Those are amazing photos. I am glad your hubby is OK.

  14. Those are some awesome photos and the weather looks very scary. I'm glad Bill is okay. I would not like to be out in those kinds of storms at all. Last night severe thunderstorms swept through the area and we're still getting some this morning. Unfortunately warm spring conditions often bring turbulent storms.

  15. Those are amazing storm pictures that Bill took! Glad he stayed safe. I remember that tornado post ... scary.


  16. Fantastic photos of the storm, Bill you did a great job.

  17. Oh my goodness!!! I am so glad he stayed safe. but they are amazing pictures. I don't think we ever get storms like that up here. well, I guess maybe a blizzard in winter - but thankfully not tornadoes.

  18. Scary! Glad Bill is okay. We drove home from St. Louis on Saturday and came face to face with a front. Wind, hail. I hate traveling in the Spring! Those are some low scary clouds!

  19. Scary, but amazing pictures!