Yesterday, we started out the day in Liberal, KS. I had a nice breakfast at Victoria’s, which is a small Mexican restaurant in a building that used to be a gas station.
The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has a Moderate Risk to our north, but I liked the CAPE and dryline situation to our north, and we targeted Garden City, KS, as a place to set up shop.
We spent several hours near Garden City, and then jogged a little farther north to Scott City, watching and waiting for storms to fire. We hung out in the chaser convergence at Love’s, but then opted to go to a park for a bit and get out of the crowd. Eventually, a storm fired and we headed north after it.
It was severe-warned for a few minutes, but it was high-based and moisture-starved. We were too deep into the warm sector, and just wasn’t enough forcing. It died out. Our next play was to head back south, where the dryline was bulging a bit. Storms were going up in the Texas Panhandle, but that was out of play for us.
One cell went up near Montezuma, KS, so we chased after it.
It fell apart near Cimarron, KS, leaving an orphaned cloud that had once been the updraft.
We parted ways with Chase and with the StormCruzzer folks in Cimarron, KS, though depending on the chase conditions, we may see them again. Either way, we headed back to the pet-friendly Rodeway in Liberal, KS, for the night.
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