Tag: kansas

26 Jan

May 26, 2021 – Northwest Kansas

After the tornado in Selden on the 24th, I went home to get my phone replace since it bricked itself while I was out. Luckily I was able to put my SIM card in my iPad so I could still get data otherwise that chase would have been interesting. So I spent the 25th home taking care of that and came back out on the 26th for two final days. This day we were expecting a warm front to stretch across northern Kansas and early thunderstorm development was pretty likely.

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25 Jan

May 24, 2021 – Selden, Kansas Tornado

May 24th featured a stalled front across Kansas into Iowa and Minnesota with mid 60°F dewpoints pooling on the front while a shortwave trough was grazing the area presented a great opportunity for severe weather especially where any residual outflow boundaries might exist. I spent the night in Goodland and was planning to head down to Tribune or Leoti for my target.

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20 Jan

May 23, 2020 – Goodland, Kansas

While May 22 featured a decent tornado chance along the Red River, but given the distance, I opted to play a secondary target in Colorado hoping that upslope flow could get something to happen along the US 385 corridor between Lamar and Springfield. Alas, while we got to see a rather extensive grass fire which spawned some minor pyrocumulus, the day was otherwise a bust. After spending the night in Burlington we had a decision to make on where to chase this day

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19 Jan

May 21, 2020 – Satanta, Kansas

While the Rex pattern was continuing across the eastern United States it was expected to begin to break down and finally allow the amplified pattern to migrate eastward. A cold front extended from a low and occlusion in Saskatchewan southward through South Dakota to Kansas while a surface low existed in southeast Colorado. This presented a decent opportunity for severe weather near the surface low in Western Kansas.

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