June 1, 2011 NW Kansas

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Today was a good risk of severe storms over NW Kansas and South Central Nebraska. Everything looked great so I targeted Wray knowing I’d likely be getting into Kansas or Nebraska during the evening. Got out there about 3:00 and nothing was firing; no clouds so I immediately knew there was a cap in place. It was very hazy so I knew there was good instability, but it looked like I needed to go another 60-100 miles east to get into the convection.

My chosen storm on the KS / NE line
My chosen storm on the KS / NE line

Ended up on a couple of storms that had nice wall cloud lowerings but with the haze it was difficult to see even though I was very close. Ended up on some very slick mud roads and had to redirect the chase into southern Nebraska. Was a long drive home!

Structure starting to show
My chosen storm; starting to see a lowering through the rain

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Awesome sunset between my storm and an oncoming storm
Awesome sunset between my storm and an oncoming storm
Awesome sunset
Awesome sunset between my storm and an oncoming storm
First turkey I've seen on a chase
First turkey I’ve seen on a chase

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