Another busted chase on Monday 5/9. Tuesday 5/10 may see some storms along dryline in Kansas?
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Mon, 9 May 2011 22:52:44 -0500
Another busted chase on Monday 5/9. Tuesday 5/10 may see some storms along dryline in Kansas?
It was an extremely frustrating chase day in southern South Dakota. I
picked the wrong target... it was a 50/50 coin flip Lusk/Harrison or
Dupree/Phillip. Well as it turned out, there were severe storms in
both areas.... however, in the Phillip, SD area, the tornadic
supercell formed way too late, after sunset, and was shrouded in
stratus clouds. I tried to pursue that storm, but came upon stratus
at Kadoka and decided to turn back to Murdo and call it a day. I
guess you could call this a storm chasing slump. Haven't even gotten
camera out of the bag to shoot storm images since the beginning of my
vacation on May 3rd. Quite sad. Some decent mid/upper level flow
will overspread the dryline in KS tomorrow, and there is some hope for
some storms along the dryline as some of this leading wind energy
ahead of the next shortwave trough may help enhance convergence and
lead to storm initiation. NAM model this evening shows storms
developing along the dryline northeast of Salina. That's 8 to 9
driving hours or so from Murdo, so I will be getting up early tomorrow
morning and heading south. -Mike U