Wednesday the system we were tracking Tuesday had moved east through the mid south and Ohio valley. This brought cooler and more stable air to the plains which is not favorable for any thunderstorms. However that morning we identified the potential for an area of elevational lift over the front range Thursday. This coupled with some marginal instability, shear and moisture may be enough to find the storms today. The main target today (Thursday) will be over northwest Nebraska, eastern Wyoming and far western South Dakota. In order to be in position to reach the target, Wednesday was a travel day to Scottsbluff, NE. The biggest site along the way was the world’s largest ball of twine. Thanks to Lee Campbell for the photos below.
The long travel day also featured lunch at a regional restaurant called Runza which was a little hard on some stomachs but going back to Subway should help out the suffering. The remainder of our time out here will likely feature more days that aren’t as clear cut for severe weather unlike in the past week but this may end up working to our favor. Also looking ahead we have several travel options looking out a few days.