Prelim images from May 12 chase in southeast Nebraska
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Fri, 13 May 2011 10:29:51 -0500
Prelim images from May 12 chase in southeast Nebraska
Rob, Jon, Mitch, Candice and I targeted the York, NE area on May 12th.
We intercepted the initial storms north of York as we waited for the
activity to move toward us... but it really never did. As a result,
we were caught too far north to observed the weak, brief, very small
funnel cloud(s) and/or tornado(es) near York. We then drove south to
intercept new storms down in the Fairbury area, ultimately concluding
the chase near Odell along the KS/NE border south of Beatrice, NE. I
was fortunate to capture some cloud-to-ground lightning flashes with a
barn and windmill in the landscape. The backside cumulonimbus
structure was impressive as well just after sunset near Odell. All in
all a fun chase and quite pleased with the lightning images captured.

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