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June 25, 2010

Chase Trip Day Eight and Nine (June 24-25) Summary

Filed under: Late Chase Trip 2010,Storm Chasing — Mike U @ 5:12 pm

…Day Eight (June 24)…
This was a bust.  Our first true bust day of the trip where we decided to make a chase day out of it despite it looking marginal.  We had already committed south instead of heading into the northern plains (North Dakota/Montana) so we tried to make go out of a marginal upslope opportunity.  It turned out nothing developed, although there was a brief attempt at a storm near Last Chance early in the evening as we headed east in I-70.  By that point, we had pretty much called off the chase and headed to KC so I could drop Evan Bookbinder off to concluded his portion of the chase trip given the marginal prospects to end the trip (for tornadic storms).

Start:  Denver (Westminster, CO)
End:  Hays, KS

Day Eight mileage: 430 mi.
Chase Trip mileage: 3635 mi.

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…Day Nine (June 25)…
Friday, June 25th was the drive back to Kansas City to conclude Evan’s chase trip.  We parted ways at his house in Lee’s Summit, MO mid-afternoon, and I made my way to my parent’s house in Overland Park.  Will resume chasing on Day Ten (June 26th) in Nebraska, but more on that in the Day Ten forecast post.

Start:  Hays, KS
End:  Overland Park, KS

Day Nine mileage: 317 mi.
Chase Trip mileage: 3952 mi.

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