Sunday, May 12, 2024

May 6th, 2024 High Risk Day

May 6th, 2024 had teased a moderate risk until that morning when it went to high risk.  This happens maybe once or twice a year and usually is the harbinger of bad things.
Wichita was on the northern end, OKC on the southern. HRRR was showing lines of storms forming, but not going linear. I also was looking at Pratt, not wanting to go into Oklahoma because I had just returned the day before from the great OWFI Conference.  

We had the ingredients in place for a very severe weather day, but just like having a taco bar and opting for a burrito or taco salad. It just didn't come together.

There were tornado warnings just over the border in Oklahoma but the northern storms produced brief and EFO to EF1 tornadoes. 

A storm we followed did go to Manhattan, Kansas and produced a brief tornado SW of town but luckily didn't hit anything.

Didn't see any storms producing wall clouds but would see these odd funnels dip just below, spin for a moment, and disappear.

Nice clouds
The odd shaft of sunlight
Hey, got a rainbow.

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