We drove north on the I-35, passing through Oklahoma City (OK), Wichita (KS), then north on the I-135 and west on the I-70 to Colby (KS). Keeping a keen eye on the radar en-route, we noticed an MCV forming in NE Colorado severe thunderstorm warnings on the southern most cells with the best inflow, although the constant backbuilding behind a pretty decent outflow boundary meant the strongest storms kept extending further and further southwestwards.
We parked in Colby (KS) and sat for a while, deciding which route would be best to keep up with the storm (since the storm was moving E/SE we were actually trying to keep ahead of it, rather than chase after it). At the time there was warm inflow winds, but eventually everything went calm and suddenly changed to cool outflow winds which picked up significantly as the outflow boundary came over us (visible in the clouds above too).
|Outflow boundary approaching McDonald's at Colby (KS)|
|A video still of myself looking northwest towards the line of storms, with a CG visible on the left|
|Weak CG on right|
|Weak CG on left|
|Line of rain curtains to the west|
|Thunderstorm to the north paints the perfect picture behind a derelict house|
|Thunderstorm cell to the east|
|Rainbow at sunset, with frequent CGs behind|