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Report and Pictures Bonus Chase Day - Kansas

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We left DFW At 9am and had 2 targets in mind, the first was Northern Missouri and the 2nd the dryline in Southern Kansas, the 2nd target kind of fell into our laps so we went with that. Upn entering Kansas at South Haven we positioned ourselves near the first developing dryline storm, we chased this and kept an eye on it and then did the classic stair stepping down to the next one.

 

The 2nd cell became a very nice Classic Supercell with super fast rotation, but this could not get the job done, it did have some very nice structure though.

 

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At this time another storm to our west caught our attention and quickly became supercellular, this one really put on a show and was a huge Classic Supercell Wedding Cake and looked like a pancake. Not as much rotation with this one though but an amazing sight.

 

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This was fast becoming structure heaven once again, what hapened next was totally out of the blue and really was the "Climax" of the day (Literally) A storm developed between the 2 Supercells and quickly put down a lovely Rope Tornado on the road to our North near the town of Climax (Kansas) I kid you not.

 

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After this we picked our way through a few Supercells to end the day at St Joseph in Missouri which is handily placed for todays Moderate Risk.

 

Regards

 

Paul S

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What a great day, huge miles, very late night, but we had cake

 

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Followed by a surprise guest as we headed north for tomorrows risk

 

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Well done guys, what a great start for the 'pre' tour. What great structure. Good luck for today!

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Great first day guys, some great pictures.

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Yep handily placed for a shift N and E for Sundays MDT risk.Will post a few thoughts later.

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A great start to hopefully a fun packed safe season!

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Another view of the cake from yesterday - excuse the slightly messy pano processing, I have chase lag.

 

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Here's an unedited video of the tornado. There are a couple of excited swearies on it just in case for the young ears!

 

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IanM, on 11 May 2014 - 15:56, said:

Another view of the cake from yesterday - excuse the slightly messy pano processing, I have chase lag.

 

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Is it just me, or does that look like a giant boot coming out of the clouds

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