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storm gallery: May 7, 2009
May 7, 2009: I took a long time to make a forecast in Norman, Oklahoma, then finally decided to head north with the idea of making a decision on a target as I got toward the Oklahoma-Kansas border. It appeared there was a little more backing of winds and the potential of boundaries triggering storms in an area of huge convective potential - 5000 CAPE, even - in Oklahoma. As nothing fired in northeast Oklahoma, I decided to get into Kansas to be closer to a south-moving boundary, in case it triggered a storm. Long story short, it didn't, but I saw a nice sunset west of Independence, Kansas.
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| The sun set over Elk City Reservoir.
|| Ah, the glowing orb.
|| Going, going...
| ... Gone.
|| The reservoir offered opportunity for reflection.
|| As the sun set, the full moon rose over the prairie.
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