Not sure about the readers of this blogpost but this January series of sunset chase photos has at least helped me keep SDS in check!
April 5th 2010 didn’t look promising for chasing according to both the NWS Sterling forecast office and the Storm Prediction Center. However Nature had other ideas as a lee trough east of the mountains provided the impetus for convection. Initially I headed to the Stafford Regional Airport to intercept a couple of cells that went up near Culpeper and chugged eastward. They fell apart before reaching my location and with little else to ponder I went home for dinner.
However a trailing storm began to intensify on radar so I gulped down my repast and headed back out to intercept the now severe-warned cell in King George county. After some neat storm structure views I witnessed this view of the post-storm sunset: