(27 May 2012)
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About This Shoot
Date: 27 May 2012
Location: Southwest Kansas from Ness City to Brownell to Rush Center, KS
Shoot Type: Storm Chase
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Description: Two low-precipitation supercells
Synopsis:
My original target area was south of Dodge City, however no storms were forming in the Minneola to Meade areas, so I had to head back north toward Jetmore and eventually Ness City. A low-precipitation (LP) supercell formed just to my west near Ness City and I followed this storm east to Brownell photographing some of the LP structure as it moved northeast. I let this storm go north of Brownell in favor of a new storm forming to my southwest. I plotted a track to intercept this storm near La Crosse/Rush Center. This storm revealed nice structure and colors at sunset as I photographed it to my northwest. All in all, a fairly fun day of storm photography in southwest Kansas not all that far from home.

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27 May 2012


Mon, 28 May 2012 22:07:50 -0500
Low-precipitation Supercell near La Crosse, KS on May 27th -- two days after a significant tornadic supercell tore through this same area.
  
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Sun, 27 May 2012 21:14:42 -0500
chase recap May 27

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Sun, 27 May 2012 19:45:40 -0500
chase update 745pm photographing a rather pretty LP supercell near Brownell, KS. watching south may intercept those storms to my south.

Sun, 27 May 2012 18:44:56 -0500
chase update 645pm sitting along US283 south of Ness City, not going after the storms to my northeast because they are moving too fast. watching another big tower to my due west hopefully it will go

Sun, 27 May 2012 17:39:20 -0500
chase update 535pm

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Sun, 27 May 2012 15:57:56 -0500
Towering cumulus along Dryline near minneola, KS
  
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Sun, 27 May 2012 15:06:04 -0500
Chase Day May 27. Target Southwest KS. Mid afternoon watching cumulus form along dryline from Perryton TX to east of Ness City KS... favoring the southern portion of this line