The arctic wind, she blows still.June 4, 2014 at 8:10 AM | Posted in Storm Chasing Vacation 2014 | Leave a comment
Tags: clouds, nebraska, storm chasing, storms, wind
Yesterday was a promising day but it was quickly undercut by some wicked cold wind just sucking the life out of the tornado potential in each storm we chased. We saw some very nice cloud structures and some nice cloud to ground lightning. It was a lot of fun actually chasing, all of us gathered around the mounted laptop watching the radar and looking outside. We did a lot of turning around trying the find the right road to get us to the right storm.
One of the things I really like is the impromptu chaser conventions along the way. Yesterday it was at a gas station and there were chasers of all sorts from the amateur to the professional. Even DOW was there.
There were three Doppler On Wheels and a few of their scout vehicles. The Dominator and TIV where chasing in a different area so I haven’t seen them yet.
Here are a couple pictures from one of the storms we chased. This was north of the town Sargent in Nebraska. The smaller lower clouds were just screaming by thanks to that wind.
Then we made our way over to North Platte, NE and of course as we got our hotel these little beauties popped up to our east just to taunt us.
Today’s chasing area I think will be western Nebraska, southeastern Wyoming, and who knows northeast Colorado might want a little attention as well.