COD's Trip 2 watched a nearly stationary storm for an hour in northwest NE on Friday afternoon. This area is always a tough place to chase storms, because of the hilly terrain of the Nebraska Sandhills. However, the area we stopped to watch this storm provided a unique opportunity to time lapse passing trains and convection spreading eastward toward our location. At one point (during the end of the timelapse), this storm began to develop supercell characteristics, but then was quickly undercut by its own outflow due to a lack of vertical speed shear. Enjoy the timelapse!
Tomorrow should be a pretty interesting day across southern KS as the eastern fringe of the jetstream begins to overspread the central Plains. Our current target is Pratt, KS for some significant storms around sunset. Check back soon for updates.
5/17/2013 Ellsworth, NE Convection Timelapse