Supercells in Kansas

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Storm Chase Details

Chase Date: May 25, 2008
Chase Partners:
Johnathan Brouwer, Clay Stalhka

Chasers Encountered:
Matt Grantham

Miles Logged: 500
States Chased: NE, KS
Severe Risks: SPC Outlooks

Chase Recap:

We woke up on May 25 and looked over the models. There were 2 areas to chase, one of them in Iowa/Wisconsin/Minnesota and the other in Kansas.

I wanted to chase Iowa, but John and Clay wanted to chase Kansas. They won, and we headed to Kansas with an original target of Hays, KS. We ended up needing to be in Trego County as storms started to fire when we got there. We went south from WaKeeney and intercepted a Tornado Warned cell near Utica, KS. We stayed in that general vicinity for the next couple of hours before heading south towards Dodge City, KS.

South of Ness City, KS we started seeing updrafts and small landspout spinups. We watched storms firing along a boundary for an hour or two before heading to Dodge City and getting a hotel room for the night in the Holiday Inn. We went to Montana Mike’s steakhouse, and then headed to bed.