27. April 2017 · Comments Off on April 27: Kansas · Categories: Great Plains 2017

This was my first chase day of the year and I wasn’t expecting many storms to fire. However, we found ourselves on an unconventional, seemingly disorganized supercell that provided a nice view and a bit of excitement.

We flew into Denver with an initial target of Liberal, KS. But on the way a cell formed to the west of Dodge City so of course we stopped to snap a few photos. It looked like the cell was dying so we went on our way. But (of course) the cell strengthened and about 30 minutes after we stopped giving chase it became tornado warned. A short-lived landspout eventually formed near Lakin and despite trying to catch up to the cell, we missed it. All in all, a good start to the season!