Woke early on Day 2, and checked to see if it was worth driving a long way east to play with a rather messy cold front. In the end decided it wasn't, so instead we spent the morning in Irving (TX) setting up the chase vehicle with in-car internet (using both Verizon 4G and AT&T 3G) and buying some snacking provisions for the journey.
|Storm Chase 2014 (L-R): Myself, Kerry and Chris|
After lunch we headed north for a 9 hour drive on the I-35 through Oklahoma and into Kansas, then on the I-135 and I-70, finally ending the day in Hays (KS), arriving at 9pm. Some very high-based showers produced a few spots of rain on the windscreen, with some nice rain curtains and virga visible over parts of Kansas as the sun began to set in the evening.
|Decaying shower behind a wind farm in Kansas (taken on iPhone while travelling at 65+mph)|
We did stop at two McDonald's en-route, but only to take advantage of their $1 for just under 1 litre of Coca Cola deal, taking our 2014 tally to 3 now, but with the proviso that we only purchased beverages. After checking-in at a hotel, we enjoyed a nice, juicy steak at a neighbouring Applebee's. All-in-all a relatively quiet day given the rather unexciting weather pattern currently over the Plains.
STORM CHASE 2014 STATS thus far
McDonald's tally: 3
States visited: 3
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