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June 29, 2007

Late-June Chase Trip (Day 9): More of Wyoming!

Filed under: Chase Accounts,Chase Trip 2007,Storm Chasing — Mike U @ 3:58 pm

Well, today is another "slack-off" day so to speak.  As I type, we are driving west on I-90 to Sundance and then we’ll take a scenic drive down towards Newcastle and eventually Lusk, WY where we plan to stay tonight.  Much like yesterday, it will be another day of landscape photo opportunities with the hope of some picturesque storms coming off the Laramie Mts near Douglas or thereabouts.  We are not making the full drive back today, because we want to leave options open for one last chase possibility tomorrow, Saturday, up near the Big Horn Mountains again.  A weak cold front will come south and will be bringing some moisture down with it post-frontal.  Northeast surface winds with moderate CAPE are forecast up against the Big Horns with adequate shear for supercells it would appear per NAM model.  So we want to keep this option open.  It’s either chase tomorrow… and long drive home Sunday or begin the trek back home, more leisurely, tomorrow.  So that’s the latest thinking up to this point.  It’s been a very fun and photographically rewarding trip for sure… but we hope to get one more good storm day in before this adventure ends :)  

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