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5-11-11 East Colorado

Jeff, Brian, and friends left Omaha, NE at 7:45am to what looked to be a great chase day in Kansas. The SPC has issued a moderate risk for the area. Ongoing morning convection looked to be a possible problem in the timing of storm initiation. Jeff decided to go more west then originally planned in order to get to the clearing area. Our new target was Colby, KS. Once we got there, we waited for storms to fire. Shortly after storms began to fire in eastern Colorado. We decided to wait a bit to see if anything would fire closer to us. Soon after the storm in Colorado went tornado warned and more storms firing near that area. Jeff decided to blast west to intercept those storms because Kansas was looking to be a cap bust. We made it there and intercepted multiple tornado warned cells in Kit Carlson county. We saw multiple funnels, half dollar size hail, but now tornadoes. It turned out we intercepted the only tornado warned storms of the day in the cold core set up area which many overlooked. Kansas ended up being a big bust, but we considered it a good day.

· Tornadoes: 0

· Miles: 940

· States: NE, KS, CO

· Hail: half dollar


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