Johnson, KS Mothership Supercell (29 June 2017)
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About This Shoot
Date: 29 June 2017
Location: Far southeastern Colorado & adjacent southwestern Kansas
Shoot Type: Storm Chase
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Synopsis:
This was another after work chase, and I was not going to make the same mistake I did on June 26th! Leaving immediately after work at 4pm, I targeted Lamar, CO with a supercell already in progress moving southeast off the Palmer Divide. As this storm approached Lamar, it underwent a transition. It re-organized into a good supercell structure northeast of Lamar before undergoing another transition near Granada. This last transition was into a spectacular mothership base as it approached the Kansas-Colorado border northwest of Johnson, KS. This structure ended up being one of the most spectacular, photogenic storms I have photographed in years -- certainly since the Julesburg storm of 2013! This supercell eventually died just after sunset, and I went after another supercell in progress to its west, near Two Buttes, Co, which was an easy intercept. I got some pretty decent lightning-illuminated structure after dark of this second supercell.

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29 June 2017

Johnson, KS Mothership Supercell


Mon, 7 Aug 2017 18:08:56 -0500
Late night supercell with lightning-illuminated structure in far southwest Kansas, north of Elkhart. 29 June 2017




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Sat, 29 Jul 2017 17:24:48 -0500
Wide angle view of the Johnson, KS Mothership -- an incredible structure! 29 June 2017
  
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Fri, 30 Jun 2017 20:47:14 -0500
-Johnson Mothership 2017- An incredible mothership supercell structure approaches Johnson, Kansas. 29 June 2017
  
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