May 22, 2010

May 21: Into Nebraska Panhandle

Expecting storm formation on the Cheyenne Ridge and on the mountains, Thom and I hung around Goodland for a while, before we began drifting northeastward. Forecast storm motions would take such storms towards Goodland. But temperatures and dew points never reached their forecast values.

However, further north, storms forming on the eastern ranges of the Rockies began drifting out into the Plains north of the Cheyenne Ridge. So, after joining Scott Landolt near Scotts Bluff, we hung with a tornado warned storm moving into the Nebraska Panhandle. It briefly had a wall cloud, and looked good on radar, before it began to disorganize.

We overnighted in Chadron, Nebraska.