TUE 12 JUN 2018
We left Salina (KS) at midday and travelled a couple of hours southwestwards to Medicine Lodge (KS). A near-stationary cold front was located nearby, and would hopefully be intersected by an old outflow boundary somewhere in south central Kansas.
|Hand drawn surface analysis at 14z (09:00 CDT). Isobars black, isodrosotherms green|
|SPC Tornado Probability Forecast|
We essentially followed this thunderstorm for the rest of the day - it split twice, with the right-mover becoming the dominant cell in both cases, and forcing us to nudge a little south towards Buffalo (OK). The supercell then really started to wrap up, with some amazing structure at times and multiple attempts at developing a wall cloud.
|Pete capturing the storm while trying to dodge lightning|
A new meso developed on the western flank of the original storm, and so begun multiple occasions of back building where the new cell to the west became the new dominant cell, and we continued to nudge west past Laverne (OK) towards Beaver (OK).
|From an initially lone supercell...|
|... to a constantly backbuilding line of thunderstorms|
|The supercells tried many times to develop wall clouds, but sadly no tornadoes...|
|Couple of evening lightning shots|