Friday, May 15, 2015

Day 8 Review!

Our chase in the Cornhusker state certainly did not disappoint. Our chase day began and ended in North Platte, NE. We left North Platte around noon and headed toward Sidney, NE where we spotted our first tornado of the day. 

Then, we continued following the radar until we reached Dalton, NE where we saw a second tornado. Funnel clouds and numerous other storm chasers were quite common this afternoon which kept us engaged.

After stopping in Dalton, we quickly stopped along the highway in Broadwater, NE in order to examine the hail from the previous storm. Most of the hail was bigger than the size of a quarter! 

As if the spectacle of two tornados was not enough, we also discovered a spectacular shelf cloud formation in Brule, NE. 

Our chase ended just after sunset with a large thunderstorm viewing on our drive back to North Platte, NE where we settled for the night. We are feeling very lucky that tomorrow will bring us similar conditions in Kansas. We will see what the Breadbasket of America has in store for us in the morning! 

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