SAT 02 JUN 2018It's only been a week, but feels like we've been here for a month! With the main upper trough clearing to our east, a cold front scouring the Gulf moisture back down into the southern states, there was very little worth chasing today - and for many areas, it remained dry with blue sky.
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Starting the day in Grand Island (NE) we had the option of driving south for some 500-600 miles to chase a couple of days in the Southern Plains, but then ultimately drive 1,000+ miles back north for midweek onwards, or skip the storm potential in the south and amble gradually northwards to be in position for Monday onwards in Montana / North Dakota etc.
We chose the latter, and drove for many hours through the stunning Nebraska and South Dakota landscape to our hotel for the night in Rapid City (SD). I say hotel, it's more like a house! And a pretty good price at that too - would highly recommend The Nest.
Driving through Nebraska reminds me why I love the U.S. Plains so much - wide, empty roads and big, open skies...