This Storm Prediction Center graphic shows the storm reports from yesterday.   The cluster of reports – and yes, tornadoes – in northeastern Colorado was somewhat further north than our target yesterday, but all these reports were early evening.  Since we needed to cut off the chase before that time and head south for Wednesday’s events, we bailed from our southwestern Kansas location about an hour before these storms fired.  We knew the potential wasn’t really good for these type storms so we didn’t wait around, but this setup reinforced a lesson storm chasers know all too well:  chasing is a 4 dimensional activity.  You not only need to to know where to go but also when to be there.

Today’s target:  Oklahoma.  Exactly where is subject to the discussion in our morning meeting that will happen in an hour.

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