Wall cloud heading to the house, circulation tightening, rain starting to come down and not allow me to see what's happening clearly.
I made it, everyone was hanging out in the basement.
I ran outside to lash myself to the deck like Lt. Dan screaming at the hurricane.
The storm passed through Kechi quickly running into Bel Aire. I know I saw a very brief funnel, but it did not touch down and dissipated after trying to form.
Kechi was hit by heavy rains, light hail (pea to dime sized), and 50-60 mph wind. Luckily, in the city we had minimal damage.
I waited for the main storm to pass, but a cell near Goddard (west of Wichita) strengthened up while this one started east again. There was some very chaotic movement in the storm and I believe it was due to the storms feeding off one another.
I waited for about thirty minutes for the deluge to stop. Wichita was experiencing some flooding. I grabbed the cameras and headed back out. The sunset was awesome showing some mammatus clouds, the pic below didn't do it justice.
I shot some lightning in the field but the occasional rain and horizontal lightning bursts overhead made me decide to head back home. I shot lightning out of the garage until the memory card was full. I did a time lapse video of the lightning last night. All in all, exciting evening, no tornado injuries or fatalities in the city of Wichita, and an amazing light show afterwards.