This is another look at the downed powerpoles we came upon during our Texas panhandle chase. One pole had snapped off during the strong outflows from the storms we were watching, thus dragging down a series of successive poles and shutting down power to a startlingly wide area. Almost an hour later we stopped at a town a number of miles southeast of here for some much-needed gasoline and were thwarted by the lack of power, leading to some finger crossing that we could reach the next town without having to push. Here’s what a portion of the outflow looked like:

As we sweated out our trip south to find gasoline we just had to stop and snap pictures of the storms retreating eastward in the late afternoon sunshine. This view, and the sunset to the west, was worth the chase all by itself.

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