Showers and landscape in Southwest Kansas (13 October 2012)
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About This Shoot
Date: 13 October 2012
Location: Southwest Kansas between Johnson and Syracuse, KS
Shoot Type: Weather and Landscape
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.

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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
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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
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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
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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

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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.
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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