Bust near Wichita

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Storm Chase Details

Chase Date: May 25, 2016
Chase Partners:
Chrystal Ceniza, Jari Ylioja, Jena McShane

Chasers Encountered:

Miles Logged: 440
States Chased: KS, OK
Severe Risks: SPC Outlooks

Chase Recap:

I started the day filling my tire up in Dodge City then driving to Wichita area to get them fixed. I hadn’t really thought much of chasing that day, as the SPC test was negative. That is, I looked at the SPC site, saw the 2%, and figured I had time to get this tire fixed.

It was about 4pm when Jari and I were in Chipotle in Derby, KS next to Discount Tire when we realized this would be a chase day. Fortunately, we had some stout updrafts around us and it felt thick.It looked like there were 2 boundaries to play, one near Wichita in a SW/NE fashion, more E/W than N/S. The one up north was further away and in a due East/West pattern.

Like an idiot I kept believing in the southern boundary and busted. Proving yet another chase day where I was distracted by outside factors and busted.