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gallery: May 21, 2010

May 21, 2010: I started the day with Scott McPartland, Dave Lewison, Bill Hark, Mark Robinson and crew, and Dan from Australia; it was a complicated day, with a couple of good areas to play - possibly northeast Colorado and the Texas panhandle. As it became clear that the best area would be much farther north of our stop in Burlington, Colorado, I decided to say farewell to my friends and chase farther south. Unfortunately, despite the prospect of very good chase days ahead, I had to go home to Florida, so it made more sense for me to go south. The chase ended with a whimper, not a bang. Share

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This beautiful old car was spotted at our group's data stop in Burlington, Colorado. Dave, Charles Edwards of Cloud 9, Brad and Dayna await action. Ready for takeoff.
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Dan is threatened by Dave's pony. Late in the afternoon, it appeared the best chances for storms were in eastern Wyoming and the Nebraska panhandle. Knowing I would have trouble driving home in two days from there, I opted instead to chase farther south. A couple of towers were going up in southwest Kansas. I kept hoping the towers would take root.
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There was decent convection at the mid-levels, but the base was paltry. It was too late to get to storms elsewhere. so I took a few photos of the shrinking tower before sunset and headed east, and home.

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