07.12.10

Chase #23 – Northwest Kansas

Posted in Storm Chasing at 4:01 pm by Rebekah

Chasing today with Dean and Jeff again; we’re just west of Hays, Kansas, heading westward towards a lone cell south of Goodland. Hoping with some decent shear that it will turn into a supercell and we’ll perhaps get at least some large hail and nice lightning…

Chased yesterday in north central Oklahoma to just northwest of Oklahoma City; saw some very close lightning and torrential rain.

The day before yesterday we also chased in northwest Kansas and saw 1.5-inch hail and some incredible lightning.

Tomorrow we’ll also be chasing somewhere perhaps in north central to northeast Nebraska. For never having chased in July, we’ve been seeing some nice storms and still have (hopefully) even better storms to come, today and tomorrow.

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2 Comments

  1. Mike Umscheid said,

    July 12, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    At work tonight at WFO DDC… watched you again on SpotterNetwork, looked like you were on a good one near Colby! Thanks for the hail report in northern Scott County, that helps us! -Mike U

  2. Rebekah said,

    July 23, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    I’m just amazed that we managed to get away from the hail in time. I thought we would have been fine driving east towards the storm for another mile before diving south to get ahead of it, but the RFD wrapped around a bit too much and started blowing chunky golf balls at us, with nearly clear sky above! Unfortunately I did not get any photos or video of the hail when it was at its largest, but that’s because we were too concerned with turning around…and somehow we got away without a dent or a chip!