Yesterday, we started out the day in Hays, KS. After a late morning meeting and loading up the car, we picked up a few supplies, drove through the double roundabout (peanut shaped) and then down to Greensburg, KS.
Between our crew (Chase, StormCruzzer and us) we all targeted along the US-400 corridor. I originally picked Pratt, Chase picked Kingman and StormCruzzer picked Greensburg. Greensburg was the easiest to get to, so we met there and figured it was a good place to watch.
We caravaned to Davis Park on the east side of town and watched the cumulus field. After a while, Charles and Kathy Peek showed up as well. We chatted for a while, but storms just weren’t forming. StormCruzzer called it a night early and headed to Dodge City, KS.
A few storms fired over the Texas Panhandle, so the rest of us ventured southwest in hopes that the convection would spread northeast. However, we ran out of daylight in Buffalo, OK. I took a few photos at sunset from east of Buffalo, OK.
The line eventually spread northeast, going severe-warned briefly after midnight in southern Kansas.
We left Buffalo, OK, for Liberal, KS, and spent the night in the Rodeway Inn there. We have stayed in both this Rodeway and the hotel it was before the Rodeway.
Our route for the day:
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The forecasts from the National Weather Service are from The NWS Homepage. The upper air soundings and mesoscale analysis plots are from the Storm Prediction Center website. The satellite data, model data, and forecasted soundings are from College of DuPage – SATRAD