Sunday, June 7, 2009

6/07/09 Chase FCST/update from the road

Heading out with Chris White today going down to northeast Kansas for what looks to have the potential to be a pretty good day. Current target is Holton, KS with the WRF showing good instability and helicities. Taking a look at the RUC I think it is overdoing the instability but even still we should have plenty of energy to play with. Visible satellite shows clouds clearing across the northeast part of the state but more clouds to the west. Will pay attention to what that area of clouds does the rest of the day, but our target area should stay clear most of the day. Expecting initiation around 5:00 and we should be down there around 4:00. We better damn well get something for this one day road trip to Kansas, I'm sick of driving over 1000 miles for a chase. Will post more later.


mnwxchaser said...

I'll call you guys once I get moving. Looking at St. Mary's KS so will be a little upstream from you.

Midwestchaser said...

Sounds good. I've been eyeing the area a little further to the west too but looking at the RUC today I think Holton will be just fine. We should be down there around 4:00, will pop up on SN once we get through Des Moines.

Midwestchaser said...

Should also mention that I'm tethering my phone so if I dont pick up its because of that, not because I'm trying to be a dick. Just got your voicemail Bill, but its hard to hear in the car so will listen to it when we stop for food or gas. About an hour outside of Des Moines right now, about 1/3 of the way to our target.