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May 17, 2013:
scenic Nebraska storms and shelf cloud

May 17, 2013: I chased today with Greg Stephens, Dayna Vettese and Brad Rousseau, eventually meeting up with Dave Lewison and Scott McPartland in Valentine, Nebraska, in the vicinity of our initial target. Storms fired and were more pretty than violent, especially against the backdrop of north-central Nebraska's rolling hills. Share

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    The clouds in Nebraska looked promising for storms later on. Photo by Chris Kridler, SkyDiary.com, ChrisKridler.com
    Our chase caravans met in Valentine, Nebraska, where Dave worked on his roof cam. Photo by Chris Kridler, SkyDiary.com, ChrisKridler.com
    We could see good vertical development on nearby storms. Photo by Chris Kridler, SkyDiary.com, ChrisKridler.com
    We watched the clouds develop. Photo by Chris Kridler, SkyDiary.com, ChrisKridler.com
    This pretty storm roiled just outside of Valentine. Photo by Chris Kridler, SkyDiary.com, ChrisKridler.com
    It wasn't scary, but it was pretty. Photo by Chris Kridler, SkyDiary.com, ChrisKridler.com
    A shelf cloud developed, and down the road from the group, I watched it march across the plain. Photo by Chris Kridler, SkyDiary.com, ChrisKridler.com
    What pretty country south of Valentine! Photo by Chris Kridler, SkyDiary.com, ChrisKridler.com
    Now the shelf cloud is closer. Photo by Chris Kridler, SkyDiary.com, ChrisKridler.com
    And the shelf cloud gets closer still. Photo by Chris Kridler, SkyDiary.com, ChrisKridler.com
    I moved farther south to stay ahead of it. Photo by Chris Kridler, SkyDiary.com, ChrisKridler.com
    The fisheye lens let me get a panoramic view. Photo by Chris Kridler, SkyDiary.com, ChrisKridler.com
    The pretty shelf cloud continued to move south. Photo by Chris Kridler, SkyDiary.com, ChrisKridler.com
    I got a last look at it with a windmill in the foreground. Photo by Chris Kridler, SkyDiary.com, ChrisKridler.com
    Ah, the open road - more storms ahead! Photo by Chris Kridler, SkyDiary.com, ChrisKridler.com


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