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Paul Sherman

Chase 2011 - Day 41 Discussion

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Taking another shot at the Wyoming Risk today, I have no doubt the SE Nebraska and NE Kansas risk will light up with big Supercells but if we can get some organised Supercells in Eastern Wyoming we could be in business with large hail and the possibility of a brief Tornado or Landspout, temps over here struggling to hit the High 60's with 50f Dewpoints and around 1,000jkg of Cape whereas further east 3,000jkg of Cape. Could not stomach the 400 mile drive to get into position and that's even before chasing. Dropping South tomorrow for a hopeful risk in SE Colorado.

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Taking another shot at the Wyoming Risk today, I have no doubt the SE Nebraska and NE Kansas risk will light up with big Supercells but if we can get some organised Supercells in Eastern Wyoming we could be in business with large hail and the possibility of a brief Tornado or Landspout, temps over here struggling to hit the High 60's with 50f Dewpoints and around 1,000jkg of Cape whereas further east 3,000jkg of Cape. Could not stomach the 400 mile drive to get into position and that's even before chasing. Dropping South tomorrow for a hopeful risk in SE Colorado.

Paul S

What time you setting off?

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Playing the Eastern Wyoming risk today. Just about to leave for Wheatland, WY for lunch. Only 95 miles! :D

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Playing the Eastern Wyoming risk today. Just about to leave for Wheatland, WY for lunch. Only 95 miles! :D

Cheers, good luck

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You guy's are out late

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Hell yeah! Tis only 8:50 pm MDT :D off to catch up with another cell and get some lightning shots :clap:

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Hell yeah! Tis only 8:50 pm MDT :D off to catch up with another cell and get some lightning shots :clap:

Ah yes, got used to you being -6 hours

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Right we're done, time for food and beer :)

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Here's an interesting discussion of heat bursts that occurred earlier on Thursday in the plains states.

http://www.americanwx.com/bb/index.php/topic/19929-rare-heat-burst-hits-wichitaks/

(if you're not a member of this forum, you may not see all graphics posted)

Basically, a heat burst is usually nocturnal and a blast of heat from within a decaying thunderstorm. These sometimes raise temperatures from the 70s or low 80s F to 95-105 F briefly.

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Some day time shots. I would have stayed out till they got closer but, thankfully there were two cars full of common sense! rolleyes.gif

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Cell structure lit by single lightning bolt.

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General lightning shots. Taken at a distance so a bit small, but quite atmospheric. Bloody cold in the wind.

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Some day time shots. I would have stayed out till they got closer but, thankfully there were two cars full of common sense! rolleyes.gif

post-6098-0-94572900-1307715789_thumb.jp

post-6098-0-93245900-1307715827_thumb.jp

post-6098-0-44017600-1307715872_thumb.jp

Cell structure lit by single lightning bolt.

post-6098-0-90918100-1307715984_thumb.jp

General lightning shots. Taken at a distance so a bit small, but quite atmospheric. Bloody cold in the wind.

post-6098-0-04640500-1307716090_thumb.jp

post-6098-0-62980900-1307716106_thumb.jp

post-6098-0-86311600-1307716122_thumb.jp

post-6098-0-67664300-1307716135_thumb.jp

post-6098-0-71603600-1307716159_thumb.jp

post-6098-0-20787700-1307716171_thumb.jp

Teriffic day time shots

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Some day time shots. I would have stayed out till they got closer but, thankfully there were two cars full of common sense! rolleyes.gif

Great pictures Dave - thanks for sharing good.gif

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Great shots, thanks for sharing.

I love the colour of dusk lightning.

Did you use a lightning trigger?

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Great shots, thanks for sharing.

I love the colour of dusk lightning.

Did you use a lightning trigger?

Thanks for the kind words. No lightning trigger in use. Ratio of 200 shots to four results combination of ISO, aperture and low speed consecutive shots. I will be looking into a trigger for next time.

Mind you looking through the photos and finding the results like is fun.

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amazing photos, the panoramics i can imagine one of those stretched across my wall! very effective they are :drinks:

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