(27 April 2012)
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About This Shoot
Date: 27 April 2012
Location: Southeast Colorado into Southwest Kansas from Bristol, CO to Lakin, KS
Shoot Type: Storm Chase
Rating:
Description: Photogenic high-based supercell
Synopsis:
After working the day shift, I targeted the Lamar, CO area for a low chance at a picturesque storm after a cold front went through earlier in the afternoon. There was residual moisture behind the front and winds died off in southeast Colorado with up to 1000 J/kg of CAPE in this area. A storm formed rapidly north of Lamar and I intercepted it near Bristol. It quickly took on supercell characteristics as it moved southeast toward Highway 50. I followed the storm east-southeast along Hwy 50 through Syracuse to Kendall, KS. At Kendall is where I got my best images of the supercell around sunset. I continued to shoot the backside of the storm south of Kendall to south of Lakin in the remaining twilight. This was an incredibly photogenic storm and quite the surprise! There was only one other chaser that I know of on that storm on Spotter Network as the majority of storm chasers were in eastern Kansas where the Moderate Risk was.

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27 April 2012


Mon, 07 Jan 2013 12:06:31 -0600
Lost Images of 2012: Kendall, KS Supercell . 27 April 2012
Another image that I never got around to processing from the amazingly
structured high-based supercell on April 27th last year.
  
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Sun, 09 Dec 2012 15:30:23 -0600
Lost Images of 2012: Departing western Kansas supercell after sunset. 27 April 2012
  
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Sat, 28 Apr 2012 00:57:57 -0500
-Kendall Supercell 2012- A majestic high based supercell on 27 April 2011 along Highway 50 overlooking the Kendall, KS elevator
  
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Fri, 27 Apr 2012 21:24:25 -0500
from a photography standpoint, this Supercell 5 out of 5!

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Fri, 27 Apr 2012 18:27:40 -0600
high based nice structure bristol Colorado 720 pm

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Fri, 27 Apr 2012 18:04:46 -0600
Nice looking storm near Lamar, CO!
  
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Fri, 27 Apr 2012 16:54:31 -0600
Small storm forming some structure north of Syracuse, KS 455pm cdt
  
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Fri, 27 Apr 2012 17:33:24 -0500
Northwest of Syracuse, KS in an attempt to photograph a storm in a very marginal environment, since I could not make the moderate risk because of my day shift

Fri, 27 Apr 2012 16:25:13 -0500
Taking a flyer on a potential sleeper photographic storm setup near the CO-KS border behind the low where there is still some residual moisture and iinstability..

Fri, 27 Apr 2012 16:05:52 -0500
Taking a flyer on a potential sleeper photographic storm setup near the CO-KS border behind the low where there is still some residual moisture/instability..