Thursday, July 16, 2009

Day 7: Borger, TX (yes, Texas!)

The day started off with a lot of uncertainty but some optimism that we would see some good storms in southwest Kansas.

Until the MCS decided to blow up in Nebraska and send an outflow boundary southward. This outflow ended up blasting southward to sit from about Oklahoma City to Dodge City by mid-afternoon. Our trip out west was therefore uncertain, as the outflow didn't seem to want to stop, and thus instability was uncertain.

Well, after a great BBQ lunch in Wichita, KS (Hog Wild Pit BBQ, and the elderly woman whose job was clearing the tables was so incredibly nice), we kept going west toward Dodge City, where if there would be no storms, we would at least be in place for tomorrow's chase.

Well, on the way, it turns out some storms fired off on the outflow boundary, but they didn't have a whole bunch of shear. So they exhibited multicell characteristics, maybe occasionally supercell (a split) and then one storm seemed to take over a bit; at times the RADAR presentation of it was quite good (nice meso, inflow notch) and at those same times it looked better in real life.

Oh yeah, did I mention that by this time we were in Texas? For CoD, not even close to the first time, but for me, yes.


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