Saturday, July 15, 2023

July 14th, 2023 squall

 A little better drought map this week.  Some good rain has happened, but talk of the Death or Omega ridge finally setting up will cause a long hot summer.

Yesterday a cold front drove a squall line through Wichita that has some thunderstorm warnings and some tree damage but my area was largely spared.

June 17th, 2023 storm

 Why so quiet?

It's been so dry.  

Then about mid-June started to have moisture returning with occasional storms.

June 17th, had a rare possibility for a severe weather day:

Not too much happened until late night.  A stationary storm blew up south of Newton, Kansas and just stayed in place as a rather large squall came in from the west.

I was outside and videoed a large wall cloud just to the north of my house.  

The video captures are below.  The storm was tornado warned by radar, by the time I got into position the squall line was near and the area was filling in with clouds, making the supercell hard to see in the dark.  There was no survey I could find in the records on what this was.

Straight-line wind damage was later reported.