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Reports & Pictures Chase Day 39 - Nebraska


Paul Sherman

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  • Location: Leigh On Sea - Essex & Tornado Alley
  • Location: Leigh On Sea - Essex & Tornado Alley

    Started the day in Sterling (Colorado) and teamed up with my Mentor and Good Friend Dave Ewoldt today as this was his last days chasing the High Plains and that type of opportunity with a guy who has 32 years in the field is too good to pass up.

     

    His target of Ogallalla was a great one and whilst travelling along I-76 Into Nebraska the storm literally exploded into life about 5 miles west of Ogallalla. Even then Dave was saying further North is best for a tornado and we very nearly did not even head south towards Imperial and instead go north from Ogallalla towards Hyannis Posted Image This would have bagged us the Tornado very easily, but the cell to our west went upto 40k feet almost in 15 minutes so we went with it, it quickly morphed into a lovely Classic Supercell, we stuck with it for about an hour.

     

    post-24-0-87276800-1371445470_thumb.jpg - Classic Supercell near Madrid (Nebraska)

     

    Storms were forming a line to our Supercells South West and it was becoming obvious that a messy MCS Was about to Set-Up, Dave then noted a South West moving outflow boundary from the early morning convection over the Valentine area and the storm near Hyannis crossed this boundary and quickly produced a Tornado. We blasted North to a few cells in between North Platte and the Tornado warned cell to see if these could also interact with the boundary, but no such luck, most of the energy had been used by that first cell, we did get to see another 2 Supercells but the day was already waning at 1830pm.

     

    Ended the day with some structure shots and a lovely LP Supercell in the Sand Hills of Nebraska.

     

    post-24-0-68316400-1371445678_thumb.jpg - LP Supercell near Arthur

     

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    Colorado tomorrow...........we hope if Nebraska lets go

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Location: Wickham, S Hampshire, UK
  • Location: Wickham, S Hampshire, UK

    Good result again chaps - well done.A fairly active upslope/dryline set-up will prevail for Mon to Weds with far W KS/E CO tonight transfering to the OK Panhandle/CO interface and I expect tornado risks to be adjusted upwards on all three days.

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  • Location: Stanstead Abbotts, Hertfordshire
  • Weather Preferences: Stormy...
  • Location: Stanstead Abbotts, Hertfordshire

    Lucky so & so's ...sounded like a good chase 

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  • Location: Cumbria UK
  • Weather Preferences: Cloud 9
  • Location: Cumbria UK

    How I wish I was still there chasing.  I miss watching the storms developing, the lightning , the thunder and the thrill of the chase.

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