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June 29, 2007

Late-June Chase Trip (Day 8): WY Landscape scenes & Distant storms

Filed under: Chase Accounts,Chase Trip 2007,Storm Chasing — Mike U @ 11:49 am


Vince and I left Buffalo yesterday morning (6/28) and decided to drive through some of the desolate parts of Northeast Wyoming, including the towns (some ghost) of Spotted Horse, Recluse, Rocky Point, Lightning Flat, and Ridge.  Through our scenic drive, we watched distant storms form over the Black Hills near Deadwood/Lead.  Towards sunset, another distant storm was visible to our south which was located somewhere northeast of Douglas.  We stopped at a couple of locations for some scenic landscape views/photos…images which included the Black Hills storm(s) as background.  Sweet Yellow Clover has grown very thick around and east of Ridge towards Alzada…which offered some nice photo opportunities near where the old Ridge School used to be along Ridge Road.  Our last photo stop of the evening was farther east along Ridge Rd. as we approached Alzada.  The distant storm to our south (the one near Douglas) revealed fairly deep pink colors in the twilight sky.  We drove down to Belle Fourche where we stayed the night.  A couple photos follow.  (I also added two photos to Day 7 summary post)

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  1. We caught a couple of marginal LP supercells just west of Conrad, MT on this day, which were all prolific lightning producers.

    Comment by Mark Rosengarten — July 11, 2007 @ 5:03 pm

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