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CHASE CASE #3

Well...I was hanging around in Kingman, Ks...think i'll remain close to there and see if anything materializes from these storms developing near the KS/OK border heading my way.
 
Got some anvils out west...time for action !! Will drift a bit west from Anthony and keep a watchful eye on these budding supercells. Looking at satellite, this case now does ring a bell. Going on silent mode now...lol
 
Assuming the storm is moving NE, I will intercept the storm currently in Mitchell County, KS somewhere between Marysville and Washington along 36. Its on! :D
 
Ah yes June 15th, gotta love the Palmer Divide on days like that. 4 tornadoes and absolutely no chaser convergence anywhere to be had. We had those tornadoes all to ourselves!
Yes, that was a very nice and unexpected surprise for sure!
I'm sitting here under my cell still in Belleville and it looks impressive. I will follow along with it but am keeping an eye to my south to see if something else is going to explode as well.
 
Well, seeing as thought I'm in Osborne, the convection in N Kansas probably initiated right on top of me. So I'll mosey back to the east with the cell just to the south of the KS/NE border. It is the southern-most storm in that small line so it should have unimpeded flow into the the storm. So hopefully that one will produce for me.
 
We are still in Harper, KS but will move west towards Medicine Lodge, KS to watch the developing cells along the dryline.
 
Guys, sorry for the lack of updates today, I was rushed to Adventist Bolingbrook hospital this morning just after posting the update and am on 6-7 different medicines. I will try to post the next update in an hour or two. Many of you are on the trail and I don't think you will be disappointed.
 
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Geeze, Danny! What on earth happened? The fact that you've posted and are planning to proceed with the next set of maps tells me that you're okay, but don't push yourself if you're not up to snuff. A virtual chase can wait.
 
Headed south on US81 to Concordia, KS and then west on KS28 to intercept the beast in northern KS. Keeping a watchful eye both north and south of here for new or continued development.
 
I am on 6 different meds (32 pills-2 inhalers-1 nebulizer) I was taken to the hospital because I couldn't breathe. I have bronchitis and had an acute asthmatic reaction to something (I don't have asthma) and couldn't speak a full sentence or walk 5 steps without feeling like I was going to black out. I am on meds now and should be back in action. Stupid winter.....

22-24z update I will start now so look in 30-45 mins.
 
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4:16 PM

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORMAN HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
ROGER MILLS COUNTY IN WESTERN OKLAHOMA
* UNTIL 445 PM CDT
* AT 416 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR CHEYENNE...
MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.
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424 PM CDT
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HASTINGS HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
DAWSON COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA
* UNTIL 515 PM CDT
* AT 423 PM CDT...THE PUBLIC REPORTED A TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS
LOCATED 2 MILES WEST OF GOTHENBURG...OR ABOUT 27 MILES
NORTHWEST OF LEXINGTON...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH.
* THE TORNADO IS EXPECTED TO BE NEAR...
JUST NORTHWEST OF GOTHENBURG AROUND 430 PM CDT...

436 PM CDT
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HASTINGS HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
MITCHELL COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS
* UNTIL 500 PM CDT
* AT 433 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS TORNADO
WAS LOCATED 3 MILES SOUTHEAST OF GLEN ELDER...OR ABOUT 33 MILES
WEST OF CONCORDIA...AND MOVING NORTH AT 20 MPH.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HASTINGS HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
GOSPER COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA
* UNTIL 530 PM CDT
* AT 448 PM CDT...THE PUBLIC REPORTED A TORNADO NEAR JOHNSON
LAKE AND MOVING NORTH AT 25 MPH.

5:00 PM
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTH PLATTE HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
CUSTER COUNTY IN CENTRAL NEBRASKA
LINCOLN COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST NEBRASKA
* UNTIL 600 PM CDT

* AT 452 PM CDT...LAW ENFORCEMENT HAS CONFIRMED NUMEROUS TORNADOES
NEAR BRADY AND MAXWELL...MOVING SLOWLY NORTH.



* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
WESTERN TURNER COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA
* UNTIL 530 PM CDT
* AT 457 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO OVER MARION...OR
ABOUT 6 MILES WEST OF PARKER...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH. SPOTTERS
ON THE STORM WERE INDICATING ROTATION AND A LOWERING WALL CLOUD.
* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
MONROE AROUND 510 PM CDT

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HASTINGS HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
DAWSON COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA
* UNTIL 615 PM CDT
* AT 508 PM CDT...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A TORNADO JUST
SOUTHWEST OF LEXINGTON. ANOTHER TORNADO WAS LOCATED 2 MILES WEST OF
GOTHENBURG. THESE TORNADOES WERE MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH

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I would be flying SW from O'neill, NE to catch the development in Custer County NE. The road network is the only real problem I will have up here. Hopefully I really wouldnt be 100 miles away from the action at this point.
 
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* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
HOLT COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA
* UNTIL 600 PM CDT
* AT 530 PM CDT...LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTED A TORNADO 2 MILES
NORTH OF O'NEILL...OR ABOUT OVER O'NEILL...MOVING EAST AT 15 MPH.
* THE TORNADO IS EXPECTED TO BE NEAR...
O'NEILL AROUND 540 PM CDT

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TOPEKA HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHWESTERN REPUBLIC COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS
* UNTIL 700 PM CDT
* AT 555 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 9 MILES
SOUTHWEST OF NORWAY...OR ABOUT 12 MILES WEST OF CONCORDIA...MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 15 MPH. A FUNNEL CLOUD WAS REPORTED NEAR JAMESTOWN AT
555 PM.
* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
NORWAY
COURTLAND

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
MITCHELL COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS
* UNTIL 630 PM CDT
* AT 557 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS TORNADO
WAS LOCATED NEAR SCOTTSVILLE...OR ABOUT 16 MILES WEST OF

CONCORDIA...AND MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

SCANDIA

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
JEFFERSON COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA
* UNTIL 645 PM CDT
* AT 601 PM CDT...RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE STORM WITH A POSSIBLE
TORNADO. THE MOST DANGEROUS PART OF THE STORM WAS LOCATED 7 MILES
SOUTHEAST OF REYNOLDS...OR ABOUT 34 MILES SOUTHWEST OF BEATRICE...
MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TOPEKA HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN CLOUD COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS
EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN REPUBLIC COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS
* UNTIL 630 PM CDT
* AT 613 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING
A TORNADO JUST NORTH OF JAMESTOWN...OR ABOUT 11 MILES WEST OF
CONCORDIA...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 10 MPH.
* THE TORNADO WILL OTHERWISE REMAIN OVER MAINLY RURAL AREAS OF THE
NORTHWEST CLOUD COUNTY.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORMAN HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHERN BLAINE COUNTY IN NORTHWEST OKLAHOMA
* UNTIL 715 PM CDT
* AT 638 PM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR AND STORM SPOTTERS OBSERVED A TORNADO
23 MILES WEST OF GREENFIELD...MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH.
* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE GREENFIELD
IN ADDITION TO A TORNADO THREAT... THIS STORM LIKELY CONTAINS
DAMAGING HAIL TO THE SIZE OF BASEBALLS OR LARGER.


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
GAGE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF BEATRICE
* UNTIL 730 PM CDT
* AT 639 PM CDT...RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE STORM WITH A POSSIBLE
TORNADO. THE MOST DANGEROUS PART OF THE STORM WAS LOCATED 6 MILES
WEST OF ODELL...OR ABOUT 16 MILES SOUTHWEST OF BEATRICE...MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TOPEKA HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
REPUBLIC COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS
* UNTIL 745 PM CDT
* AT 645 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING
A TORNADO 3 MILES NORTHEAST OF NORWAY...OR ABOUT 12 MILES NORTH OF
CONCORDIA...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 15 MPH.
* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
BELLEVILLE

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PLEASANT HILL HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
CLINTON COUNTY IN NORTHWEST MISSOURI
* UNTIL 815 PM CDT
* AT 649 PM CDT...STORM SPOTTERS WERE TRACKING A DEVELOPING TORNADO
3 MILES NORTHEAST OF DEARBORN...OR ABOUT 15 MILES SOUTHEAST OF ST
JOSEPH...AND MOVING EAST NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH. A LARGE TORNADO
OCCURRED WITH THIS STORM WEST OF DEARBORN.

MUNDEN


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Wow, running fast now! I stayed in Salina another 20 minutes or so watching for any development south of the Russel cell. Seeing none and its continued development, I moved to intercept and was through Beloit around 4:15CDT and "with" the Glen Elder tornadic cell. I'll be following this (hopefully) cyclic supercell for the remainder of the day.
 
Wow, I didn't get a chance to check in here much between shoveling and work, but being in Hebron would've put me easily within reach of the NC KS action.
 
Looks like I would've been able to catch the action north of Yankton, although I might have slipped a little behind the cell in Turner Co., SD. Rest assured I would be getting back on it. And if I lose it, I could wait for the one in Holt Co., NE coming northeast at me.
 
I've been tracking the Belleville storm since intercepting it over by Glen Elder. Impressive wall cloud, but danged if I can tell whether I've witnessed a tornado yet. Guess I'll have to wait till the storm reports roll in to tell me whether I've scored. Nice, slow moving storm, though, with juicy inflow and no other cells anywhere near to the south to compete.
 
I usually remember these events after the date is posted and trying to figure this one out is driving me crazy since it seems familiar.

I picked a good area from the start and managed to get to the storm on the KS/NE boarder. I am calling this a success.
 
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