June 25, 2019 – Stunning Mammatus near Hastings, NE

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This post is less of a chase log and more of a dump of photos. June 25th featured an enhanced risk of severe storms in Southeast Nebraska and Northeast Kansas into Missouri as a frontal boundary was forecast to sag across the Missouri Valley.

13z SPC Day 1 outlook

I was working, so didn’t anticipate chasing, however, when I stepped outside of work I could see some mammatus south of town.

So, I checked out the radar and noted a rather robust storm to the south of Hastings and decided it might be worth checking out.

By the time I got to Hastings, the storm threw out an outflow boundary along it’s western half and it was already behind an outflow boundary from a previous storm, so I wasn’t expecting much in the way of low level organization. I drove through the core of the storm east of Red Cloud and didn’t experience anything too exciting despite the reports of golf ball sized hail west of Blue Hill.

I decided to return to the north and let the storm go by, and when I got back to Blue Hill the mammatus display on the back side of the storm was just gettin’ started!

KUEX – Hastings WSR-88D Radar in Blue Hill, Nebraska
This little Upland Sandpiper came out of the field to see what I was doing

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Grand Island, NE @ 25/2201ZGrand Island, NE @ 26/0245Z04 hours, 44 minutes

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