Showers and landscape in Southwest Kansas (13 October 2012)
* *  Mike Umscheid PHOTOGRAPHY & STORM CHASE BLOG   * *


About This Shoot
Date: 13 October 2012
Location: Southwest Kansas between Johnson and Syracuse, KS
Shoot Type: Weather and Landscape
Rating:
Synopsis:
This was kind of a combo chase + landscape shoot near the Colorado-Kansas border. Nothing much of significance came of the shoot, but some of the showers were fairly photogenic with some marginal convective structure in some of them.

Other Shoots Around This Date
3 Oct
4 Oct
5 Oct
6 Oct
7 Oct
8 Oct
9 Oct
10 Oct
11 Oct

12 Oct

13 Oct
14 Oct
15 Oct
16 Oct
17 Oct
18 Oct
19 Oct
20 Oct
21 Oct

22 Oct

23 Oct

Most Recent Shoots

20 Nov 2017
Early Morning Songbird Shoot (Harris's Sparrow)
Synopsis: My primary objective was to photograph two rare birds that had been observed the day before: Pygmy Nuthatch and Pacific Wren. I was unable t...
19 Nov 2017
Separate Morning (Salt Plains) and Afternoon (Quivira) Bird Shoots
Synopsis: I started off this shoot at sunrise in the observation blind at Salt Plains NWR. The Sandhill Cranes were a bit more distant from the blind ...
18 Nov 2017
Sandhill Crane Late Afternoon Shoot
Synopsis: This was my first ever visit to this refuge, and my emphasis was on Sandhill Cranes which typically roost in a fairly large bay on the north...
17 Nov 2017
Late Afternoon Sparrows
Synopsis: During this late afternoon shoot, I photographed several species of sparrows, including a late Lincoln's Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, an...
12 Nov 2017
Rock Wren Visits My Backyard!
Synopsis: This was a spontaneous shoot as I noticed an unusual bird flitting around the brush pile in my backyard. Sure enough, it was a Rock Wren whi...

Navigate Other Shoots (by year)
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
Navigate Other Shoots (by month)
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
November 2015
October 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
December 2011
October 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
February 2010
January 2010

13 October 2012

Showers and landscape in Southwest Kansas


Sat, 13 Oct 2012 21:36:55 -0500
-Shower Structure- One of the many showers that formed across far western Kansas had a little bit of structure to it. Near Johnson, KS on 13 October 2012
  
(click on thumbnail for pop-up of larger image)

Sat, 13 Oct 2012 18:12:41 -0500
Done with this storm chase/photo shoot. It was fun, got a few decent images, artsy fartsy scenes w/ polarizer. Dinner in Garden then home

Sat, 13 Oct 2012 16:33:54 -0500
Wow! some structure with one of these cold core showers in far western KS! This is a blast

Sat, 13 Oct 2012 15:52:13 -0500
Enjoying a nice, non stressful storm in landscape shoot KS CO border
  
(click on thumbnail for pop-up of larger image)

Sat, 13 Oct 2012 15:31:10 -0500
time to get creative with these cold core showers, lots of wispy white precip shafts/small hail cores

Sat, 13 Oct 2012 14:21:31 -0500
screw it, changed plans again. going after small hail storms back west. Dont feel like playing catch up farther east

Sat, 13 Oct 2012 13:22:12 -0500
Cumulus congestus forming near liberal 120pm
  
(click on thumbnail for pop-up of larger image)

Sat, 13 Oct 2012 12:31:46 -0500
Slapped back into reality 65 dewpoint at Buffalo,OK. There are better days for cold core play. Back to orig. target

Sat, 13 Oct 2012 10:50:15 -0500
bailing original target. going cold core KS CO border

This post contains audio. Use the embedded QuickTime plugin below to play.
(The audio file is in 3GP format sent via smart phone and requires QuickTime plugin to play)

Sound file link

Sat, 13 Oct 2012 08:39:19 -0500
Today 10/13 is a chase day. Target Kiowa to Kingman, KS
I had no intentions of storm chasing today, but since the upper level
trough as slowed down and there is a better mid level vorticity center
farther southwest than what models have shown over the past couple of
days, there will be an interesting play for late-day storms as far west
as Barber County, KS today. My target is Kiowa, KS and points northeast
from there toward Kingman, KS. I will be leaving Amarillo by 930am or
so for an early afternoon staging point around Woodward, where I'll
refine my target and grab some lunch.
  
(click on thumbnail for pop-up of larger image)

Sat, 13 Oct 2012 00:01:20 -0500
In Amarillo tonight instead of driving back to Dodge. Tomorrow now looks like chase day for me since system slowed down