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June 26, 2008

June Chase Trip 2008: Day 9 Forecast — Western SD

Filed under: Chase Trip 2008,Storm Chasing — Mike U @ 2:30 pm

Vince and I are going to hang out in Sturgis, SD to play the "waiting game" as we were pretty much already in our target area to begin the day.  Lower to mid 60s dewpoints are working their way into western South Dakota by midday.  A mid-upper level jet streak will continue to push into the northern dakotas with jet influence reaching the high CAPE areas of western/central SD by late in the day.  Excellent shear will exist for supercells but fairly marginal low level shear for any sustained tornado development.  This will likely be the last day of the chase trip as a strong cold front will plow through the Great Plains beginning late tonight.  We will begin the drive toward home tomorrow (Friday 27th).  We should have decent internet connection as long as we remain within reach of I-90, but it will be sporadic at best as we venture away later on today/tonight, so there will be down times on the live chase mode update graphic.

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