I always know something's afoot when a friend texts me and asks what's going on in a certain area.
McPherson - 80mph winds, large hail, maybe rotation. Too good to pass up. Left the house and headed about two miles to the north and then a quick jog east. The lightning was incredible, this storm looked very much alive and somewhat angry.
I thought about heading up to Newton to see this storm, but the way the lightning spread out from this, I didn't want to get any closer and take photos.
The storm moved slow and I did notice the anvil making progress to the south. Before long Sedgwick Co. was under a thunderstorm warning.
Also people would drive up to the intersection and watch us for a long time. If you do that and notice they have a camera . . . please turn off your brights (at least).
I know I look like a sasquatch with a tripod in a lightning storm.