About This Shoot
Date: 19 June 2011
Location: Northeast Colorado into Southwest Nebraska from Woodrow, CO to McCook, NE
Shoot Type: Storm Chase
This was one of the most frustrating chase days of the year for me. It was the first day chasing with Jay Antle on this chase vacation, and Jay would chase with me from this point forward until June 28th. We targeted Northeast Colorado, but these storms failed to mature. The place to be was southwest Nebraska where several impressive supercells thrived through the evening and into the late night hours. We caught the backside of the McCook supercell with pretty impressive backside structure, but that was about it for this chase. We drove to Wakeeney, KS after this chase.
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|Mon, 20 Jun 2011 01:04:48 -0500|
Chase Trip Day 4 (June 19) Summary: Northeast Colorado target failure leading to miss of Benkleman/McCook supercell from the inflow sector
|Below are a few images from the backside of the Benkleman/McCook|
supercell from south of McCook looking east-northeast at around the
time of sunset. It was all around a frustrating chase day as our
target around Last Chance to Akron failed to produce supercells.
Supercells did form east of the target and we were caught too far west
playing catch-up for a long time... and never really getting into any
good viewing perspective of the storm from the east/southeast side.
We ended the chase near Red Cloud and headed south to Wakeeney, KS for
the night. Managed to get a couple images that were decent from the
backside of that nice supercell, but the results of the day could have
been far better if we made a better forecast.
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