Garden City to Dodge City, KS High-based storms (15 June 2011)
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About This Shoot
Date: 15 June 2011
Location: Southwest Kansas from Garden City to Dodge City, KS
Shoot Type: Storm Chase
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Synopsis:
This was a totally unexpected chase in an environment with ~1200 J/kg CAPE and very subtle forcing for ascent to get a storm initiated. This was the day before my extended storm chasing vacation started, and I departed my house around 6:30pm for Jetmore then headed west toward Kalvesta and intercepted a high-based storm with pretty good structure...following it toward my house through mid-evening. I captured a dramatic and close branched stacatto cloud-to-ground lightning flash which ended up being probably the "shot of the year" for me.

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15 June 2011

Garden City to Dodge City, KS High-based storms


Thu, 16 Jun 2011 11:11:47 -0500
Supercell structure from the Garden City/Cimarron/Dodge City high-based storm of 15 June 2011
I followed this storm to the east-southeast from as far west as about
15 miles northeast of Garden City. The light was fairly harsh to
shoot in with the low sun light and the high base of the storm which
was not precipitating a whole lot. After sunset, a new cell on the
southern end took over and produced a very impressive, dense
precipitation core looking to the southwest in twilight. The color
was revealed by this precipitation core was incredible! Pink and
orange colors glowed from the precip core -- a rather surreal scene
indeed and extremely photogenic.

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Wed, 15 Jun 2011 22:02:59 -0500
-Staccato Sunset- A vivid cloud-to-ground lightning flash looking to the west at sunset as a high-based storm rolled east across southwest Kansas. This image was captured only 4 miles from my house on 15 June 2011
  
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Wed, 15 Jun 2011 20:10:52 -0500
Supercell rain curtains. From gray county KS
  
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Wed, 15 Jun 2011 19:01:10 -0500
Nice supercell structure high based near garden city KS
  
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