Month: May 2016

31 May

April 27, 2016 – Weak Storms in Missouri

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The fourth day of a week long chase vacation featured a very marginal setup across Northern Missouri. SPC had outlined a slight risk which encompassed much of the middle and lower Mississippi Valleys. Our target for the day was the Kirksville area where some low 60°F dewpoints might sneak their way into the triple point. With a negatively tilted trough with a 50kt jet rotating through Missouri, this seemed like the place to be.
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20 May

April 24, 2016 – Kansas

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Not having chased since the middle of March meant I was itching to get out to The Plains. Fortunately an opportunity presented itself for several days of severe weather from April 24th through the 30th. I took the week off of work and headed out to Wichita hoping to find a target every day.
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