Chase Date: April 29, 2022
Miles Logged: 395
States Chased: KS
Tornadoes Witnessed: 1
Severe Risks: SPC Outlooks
I was pretty sure I had busted at 8pm and by 8:11 I was watching the Andover Kansas Tornado.
Tough forecast. The entire dryline was primed, and any breach of the cap would result in a monster. Loaded gun soundings all over the dryline. I couldn’t ignore the fact that Oklahoma looked primed, but so did southern Kansas. Dick McGowan sent the 300mb chart from the 03z RAP, which was all I really needed to see.
Of course, I’d still want to consider staying in Oklahoma. A big day could happen near home, and I’d hate to miss it.
Morning Hand Analysis
Of biggest note of the morning hand analysis was the outflow boundary analyzed near Hutchinson. This would likely provide some localized SRH for the storm to work with later.
12z NAM Output
I left Norman around 1 and headed north.