Monday, July 13, 2009

Day 3: Lusk, WY

We started off the morning with little in the way of expectations--the pattern looked almost the same as the previous day. So we decided to take our time and, first things being first, get some lunch at The Stone Ridge Grille at the Mariana Butte Golf Course in Loveland, CO. In addition to an omelet station, they had prime rib. Sweet.

After a great lunch we drifted north and intercepted a weak storm that was crossing a boundary (outflow?) south of Cheyenne. It died and we kept going. Finally we got a storm northeast of Wheatland, WY that had a funny look to it. It kind of looked like a supercell, except the updraft base was on the north side of the storm. Why would that be? Turns out it was an anticyclonic supercell. Here's the picture to show what it looked like:

After that storm died we took off to another storm, this one a weakly-rotating long-lived storm about 60 miles to our northwest. After being slowed by a great big convoy (begin singing in your head; I can wait) of army vehicles, we made it to the storm just in time for another storm to poop out an outflow and interfere with it.

Ah well.

We came to Lusk only to find out that the only eatery open on a Sunday night here is Subway. The young woman dealt with our sudden influx of people with grace. I was impressed.

The new SPC day 1 is out and it's got the main area right where we've been looking the past few days--NW SD-ish. It's time for me to go to bed so that I can analyze things properly in the morning and get us to the right area.

Good night.


At 11:04 AM, Anonymous Chris said...

I noticed SPC has issued a "10% chance of a tornado" in this region as of this morning.

At 12:23 PM, Blogger Allison said...

Prime rib AGAIN! Stop eating steak, it's probably what's causing your bad luck! :P

At 5:44 PM, Blogger Brandon Brown said...

2 flying eagles in South Dakota! I hope you are filling your memory card full of photos. They look absolutely insane! And its only 4:45 in the afternoon, wow!


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