Magdalena Storm Chase: Day #6 Follow-Up

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Yesterday, we headed north from Amarillo, TX, to Guymon, OK, to evaluate again.  We had lunch, and then continued north into Kansas.

The threat kept increasing throughout the day, though we were slowly running out of daylight.  When we got into Kansas, a cluster of cells had fired in Colorado, clouding up our sky in Kansas, limiting our diurnal heating.

As the daylight hours dwindled, a well-defined boundary appeared, and we positioned ourselves on that boundary as a last-ditch effort for discrete storms.

We made a brief stop at the Santa Fe Trail marker just outside of Dodge City, KS.

After that, we turned to our southwest.  The cluster of storms in Colorado had formed an intense squall line and was moving our way.  We doubled back, and tried to make it to Meade, KS.   As we continued south, they tornado-warned the embedded cell to my west.  We hit the…

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