Northwest Kansas Storms - 5/11/11
by Benjamin Tillotson
Saturday, May 14, 2011, 9:20am
Early morning convection/rain showers sort of ruined all the storm potential for yesterday. Josiah and I sat around in Kinsley, KS anyway hoping for some moisture return but even with several hours of sunshine dewpoints struggled to stay in the 50s. The photo above is a flag from a war memorial on the west side of town as the high clouds were clearing off after the rain.
I was originally thinking of a far southern KS/ northern OK target so we had left early from Kearney. Since the southern target was pretty much gone we stayed around in Kinsley for a while and saw this memorial as well as some historical sites/buildings from when my mom was a teacher there.
The school that my mom taught in many years ago.
later in the afternoon it became obvious that if we wanted to see anything stormy NW Kansas was the place to be. So we headed back to Hays/I-70 and then west to Garfield, KS. We took a lot of muddy Minimum maintenance roads which was fun and you'll see all that on the video.
Hwy 36 west of Norton.
We stopped for one short timelapse shot after this and then headed home since it was getting dark.