Atwood, KS HP Supercell (16 June 2013)
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About This Shoot
Date: 16 June 2013
Location: Southwest Nebraska to Northwest Kansas from Ogallala, NE to Atwood, KS
Shoot Type: Storm Chase
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The keynote sequence of this chase was around and southeast of the Atwood area when a menacing HP supercell formed just south of the NE-KS state line. I followed this storm southeast on a county road grid stopping as often as possible ahead of the storm to take structure shots. It was a very impressive storm which quickly became outflow-dominant. Before this storm, I chased a supercell earlier on with Jay Antle (he broke off the chase at Trenton, NE) which also had some decent structure at times across far southwestern Nebraska.

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16 June 2013

Atwood, KS HP Supercell


Mon, 17 Jun 2013 20:55:02 -0500
High-based supercell undergoing development with wicked scud cloud formation to the west
Atwood, KS HP Supercell Summary & Images (part 1)
This sequence of images was from 3:42pm to 3:57pm CDT looking west from a location about 9 miles south of Highway 23 and 7 miles west of Highway 25 southeast of Grant, Nebraska (40.6985016,-101.2869034). Jay and I found this nice overlook at a county road intersection watching the outflow scud forming at ground level and lifting up into the strong updraft of the developing supercell storm.

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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 21:18:04 -0500
Supercell storm moving south-southeast wrapping some rain curtains in high-based circulation
Atwood, KS HP Supercell Summary & Images (part 2)
A little bit further south than the previous shooting location (40.6283913,-101.2885971), Jay and I observed the storm wrap some rain curtains in a developing rear-flank downdraft region of the storm. A few attempts at funnel cloud wannabes were observed. Cloud-to-ground lightning was frequent enough in the forward flank downdraft/downshear anvil region of the storm to attempt at some Lightning-trigger shots, with one good frame and one better CG that barely caught the right edge of a frame in another shot.

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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 21:37:01 -0500
Storm taking on more of a linear appearance and less supercellular near Imperial, NE
Atwood, KS HP Supercell Summary & Images (part 3)
This particular stopping location was halfway between Hwy 61 and 25, due east of Imperial, NE (40.5318909,-101.2875977) looking almost due west.  Dual precipitation cores were noted, which provided for some interesting shots.. including a rainfoot on the northern rain shaft.

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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 21:53:54 -0500
High-based structure shots as we continue south through western Hayes County, NE
Atwood, KS HP Supercell Summary & Images (part 4)
Time around 4:45pm CDT as we stopped briefly for structure shots looking to the west. The storm was taking on more precipitation in the rear-flank. A tall precipitation shaft was also rather cool to see to the northeast of the aforementioned rear-flank precip. Location west of Hayes Center (40.5107002,-101.2119980)

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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 22:19:26 -0500
Storm structure and lightning with scenic foreground just north of Hamlet, NE
Atwood, KS HP Supercell Summary & Images (part 5)
The storm continued to exhibit non-supercell characteristics as it rolled south-southeast at 5:00pm. We found this nice scenic view on Hamlet Road just north of Hamlet, NE (40.411666, -101.223078) as we continued south on county dirt roads. I managed to capture one cloud-to-ground flash, which I cropped to a panoramic 3:1 image as shown here in Image #3

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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 23:38:46 -0500
-Schoolhouse Supercell- A high precipitation supercell thunderstorm approached this old schoolhouse in northern Rawlins Co., KS on 16 June 2013
  
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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 00:32:17 -0500
-The Atwood Storm- An ominous high-precipitation severe storm approaching near the town of Atwood, KS on 16 June 2013
  
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Sun, 16 Jun 2013 15:38:34 -0500
High based wall cloud developing supercell near Grant Nebraska
  
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